GED Classes El Centro, California

Listed on this page is an overview of all GED® prep facilities and testing sites in the El Centro, California, area.

Here you will find all the help you need to become well-prepared to take California’s HSE (high school equivalency) exam effectively. Testing over the internet is NOT possible and must be done face-to-face at certified testing centers.

Three options

California is using three options for HSE testing, the new GED® exam, and two alternative options, the HiSET and the TASC. Be aware that testing centers may decide which of the test(s) they use, so get informed. For eligibility requirements check out  GED testing in California, and you can benefit also from these practice tests for your GED exam.


The HSE program is for people who never completed high school and it gives them a second chance to earn an equivalent degree. The GED exam, like the tASC and HiSET, assesses fundamental knowledge at a level that compares to that of high school students in four years of education. The GED has four tests in literacy, math, science, and social studies. HiSET and TASC have two literacy tests (1 on writing and 1 on reading), so five in total.

GED Requirements in California

El Centro GED prep classes

Central Union Adult Education
1302 S 3rd St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Phone: (760) 336-4555

El Centro Career Center HSE Classes
2795 S 4th St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Phone: (760) 337-5000

Center for Employment Training
294 S 3rd St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 337-6565

Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program
687 State St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 482-2600

Herbert Hughes Correctional Center GED Program
328 Applestill Rd – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 339-6367
No availability for the public

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GED Requirements in California

Prep sites around El Centro (cities by alphabet)

Brawley Adult Education
480 N Imperial Ave – Brawley – CA 92227 – Ph: (760) 312-5100 (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

Manzanita SCTCA Tribal Education
39-A Crestwood Rd – Boulevard – CA 91905 – Ph: (619) 766-3236

Robert Morales Adult Education Center
1201 Kloke Rd – Calexico – CA 92231 – Ph: (760) 768-3914

Calipatria State Prison Adult School 
7018 Blair Rd – Calipatria – CA 92233 – Ph: (760) 348-7000
Not publicly available

Holtville Adult Education HSE Program
522 W 8th St – Holtville – CA 92250 – Ph: (760) 356-1304

Imperial Valley College HSE Instruction
380 E Aten Rd – Imperial – CA 92251 – Ph: (760) 355-6543

Imperial UDS Adult Education
219 North E St – Imperial – CA 92251 – Ph: (760) 355-4511

Crossroads Career Center GED Classes
944 S Arizona Ave – Yuma – AZ 85364 – Ph: (928) 783-9362
For all Yuma prep facilities click here

GED Requirements in California

El Centro area test centers

Imperial Valley College Testing Center
380 E Aten Rd – Imperial – CA 92251 – Ph: (760) 355-6450

Arizona Western Coll. GED testing
2020 South Ave – Yuma – AZ 85365 – Ph: (928) 344-7641

GED Requirements in California

GED registration

Through ‘digitalization’, the registration and scheduling process for your GED tests has become extremely easy, and your test results will be available before you will leave the testing center’s premises. You must go to where a lot of GED program information is available and when you create your own account via My GED you will be guided through the processes step-by-step. You need an email address (if you don’t have one you can create on right there online) and a major credit or debit card.

GED information and passing score

At My GED you can also find a lot of useful information about colleges and universities, employment developments, and training options. The 2014 GED program has well a new scoring system, where you needed to reach at least 150 points per separate test, but that has now changed. The new passing score is 145 points per test, so you cannot have less than 580 points overall. The passing scale runs 100-200.

GED and career shift

When you obtain your GED diploma you will be able to make a total career shift. But before doing that, think wisely on your decisions. The first thing you have to do is to have a plan. Perhaps the greatest mistake you can make is shifting from a career without having a plan. An effective career shift can take months so if you don’t have a plan, you will end up lost for a long period of time. It can prove very useful and even needful for you to get the assistance of someone while changing your career after obtaining your GED diploma.

If you have a mentor as you start this journey can be really important. Consider all options before making your final move. Do not change careers without conducting comprehensive research into the all the options. Conducting a thorough research before shifting career fields may help you find your dream career. Remember that you have worked hard and now that you have your GED diploma qualification, there are more career possibilities open to you. You certainly deserve the best career now more than ever before.

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