In Florida, you can take the GED test online or in a testing center. You need to pass the four subtests of the GED® exam if you want to earn your GED diploma.
The GED test offers individuals who couldn’t finish high school the chance to earn an equivalent diploma.
The cost of the GED test in Florida is $128 for the complete battery of four tests ($32 for each individual test).
The state of Florida requires schools that offer GED prep classes to charge $30 per term, but there are facilities where you can find assistance at no charge.
To earn your GED diploma, you have to score at least 145 points on each sub-test (so an overall score of no less than 580).
Most GED candidates in Florida choose the GED language practice test as their first test.
GED exam is modular meaning you can take (and pay for) the four GED subtests (modules) one at a time.
This page informs you about all GED test resources that will successfully prepare you to take the GED test.
Florida GED testing requirements
In Florida, the minimum age is 16 years though applicants 16 & 17 must meet strict additional requirements. See a testing center near you.
You must never have finished high school, nor are you attending another school program.
Florida has no residency requirements, you don’t need to attend a prep course, and there’s also no requirement to first take the GED Ready® practice test.
Until recently, you were required to go to a designated test site if you want to sit for the GED test. There was no online option but, fortunately, all of that has changed when the online proctored (O.P.) GED exam was introduced (read more below).
The GED tests are available in English and Spanish but not all test centers offer both options. So get well informed!
In Florida, you can retake a GED subtest twice without any waiting period. When you’ve failed a subject test three times, though, there is a waiting time of 60 days before you can retake that subject test again.
The first two retakes are offered at a reduced fee of $12 for the testing center but you’ll have to use this offer within one year. After that, regular fees apply again.
Scoring (done on a 100-200 scale) is as follows:
Below Passing: between 100 and 144. HS Equivalency Passing Score: between 145 and 164. College-Ready Score: between 165 and 174. College-Ready + Credit Score: between 175 and 200.
The Florida GED diploma
Upon successful completion of the four GED subtests, you will receive the Florida GED diploma.
This document is all across America accepted as the equivalency of a high school diploma by federal and state government agencies, employers, and institutions of higher education.
If you don’t have a high school diploma, earning your GED credential is important as it offers you the chance to get good or better employment and it allows for a college education.
The GED diploma will definitely improve your living conditions.
GED prep classes in Florida
There are a lot of possibilities for people who want to attend a traditional GED preparation class. Click on your city or a city close to you to find all GED prep class locations.
- Belle Glade
- Boca Raton
- Cape Coral
- Daytona Beach
- Fort Lauderdale
- Fort Myers
- Key West
- Lake City
- Panama City
- Port Saint Lucie
- Saint Augustine
- Saint Petersburg
- Spring Hill
- West Palm Beach
Florida GED testing centers
Arcadia Family Service Center | 310 West Whidden St | Arcadia | FL 34266 | 863.993.1333
East Area Adult School | 300 E Bridgers Ave | Auburndale | FL 33823 | 863.965.5475
S Florida Community College | 600 W. College Dr | Avon Park | FL 33825 | 863.784.7214
Belle Glade Adult & Community Ed. (West Tech, Bldg 6) | 2625 State Rd 715 | Belle Glade | FL 33430 | 561.351.9464
Manatee Technical College | 6305 State Rd 70 E | Bradenton | FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Suncoast Technical Education Center | 4057 California St | Brooksville | FL 34604 | 352.797.7091
Pensacola State Coll.-Century | 440 E Hecker Rd | Century | FL 32535 | 850.471.4622
College of Central Florida-Levy Campus | 15390 NW Hwy 19 | Chiefland | FL 32626 | 352.658.4077
Florida Panhandle Technical Coll. | 757 Hoyt St | Chipley | FL 32428 | 850.638.1180
Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater | 6100 154th Ave N | Bldg 12 | Clearwater | FL 33760 | 727.538.7167
Clewiston Adult School | 475 E Osceola Ave | Clewiston | FL 33440 | 863.893.1511
Clearlake Education Ctr | 1225 Clearlake Rd | Cocoa | Fl 32922 | 321.633.3660
Atlantic Technical College | 4700 Coconut Creek Pkwy | Coconut Creek | FL 33063 | 754.321.5147
Wakulla County School Board | 69 Arran Rd | Crawfordville | FL 32327 | 850.926.1841
James Irvin Education Ctr | 35830 State Rd 52 | Dade City | FL 33525 | 352.524.5700
McFatter Technical College | 6500 Nova Dr | Davie | FL 33317 | 754.321.5700
Daytona State College | 1200 W Int’l Speedway Blvd | Daytona Beach | FL 32120 | 386.506.3067
NWFSC-Chautauqua Ctr | 908 US Hwy 90 W | DeFuniak Springs | FL 32433 | 850.200.4100
Emerald Coast Technical Coll. | 761 N 20th St | DeFuniak Springs | FL 32433 | 850.892.1241
Daytona State | Bldg 7, Rm 117 | 1155 County Rd 4139 | Deland, FL 32724 | 386.785.2029
Delray Adult Education Center | 301 SW 14th Ave | Delray Beach | FL 33444 | 561.266.1205
Daytona State College-Deltona | 2351 Providence Blvd | Deltona | FL 32725 | 386.789.7307
Miami Dade Coll.-West Campus | 3800 NW 115 Ave | Rm 2110 | Doral | FL 33178 | 305.237.8979
Franklin County Adult School | 85 School Rd | Eastpoint | FL 32328 | 850.670.2810 x 4127
Lake Technical College | 2001 Kurt Street | Eustis | FL 32377 | 352.589.2250
Atlantic Technical College | 1701 NW 23rd Ave | Fort Lauderdale | FL 33311 | 754-322.2800
Lee County Adult Education | 2855 Colonial Blvd | Fort Myers – FL 33966 | 239.335.1557
Dunbar Community School | 1857 High St | Fort Myers | FL 33916 | 239.335.1557
Indian River State Coll. | 3209 Virginia Avenue | Fort Pierce | Florida 34981 | 772.462.7585
Traffic Safety Center (Alachua Co. Public Schools) | 3501 NE 12th St | Gainesville, FL 32609 | 352.955.7795
Miami Dade Coll.-Hialeah Campus | 1780 W 49th St | Hialeah | FL 33012 | 305.237.8791
Sheridan Technical Center | 5400 Sheridan St | Hollywood | FL 33021 | 754-321-5577
Miami-Dade Comm. Coll.-Homestead | 500 College Terrace | Homestead | FL 33030 | 305.237.5198
iTECH-Immokalee Tech | 508 North 9th St | Immokalee | FL 34142 | 239.377.9900
Withlacoochee Technical Institute | 1201 W Main St | Inverness | FL 34450 | 352.726.2430
Florida State College-Downtown Campus | 101 W State St | Jacksonville | FL 32202 | 904.633.8321
Florida State-Kent Campus | 3939 Roosevelt Blvd | Bldg A102 | Jacksonville | FL 32205 | 904.381.3754 Florida State-Deerwood Ctr | 9911 Old Baymeadows Rd | Jacksonville | FL 32256 | 904.997.2629
Florida State-North Campus | 4501 Capper Rd | Bldg E | Rm 223 | Jacksonville | FL 32218 | 904.713.6014
Florida State-South Campus | 11901 Beach Blvd | Bldg U131)Jacksonville | FL 32246 | 904.646.2263
Florida Keys Comm. Coll. | 5901 College Rd | Key West | FL 33040 | 305.809.3185
Osceola County Ad Learning Ctr| 2320 New Beginnings Road | Kissimmee | FL 34744 | 407.518.8140
Union County Schools | 208 SE 6th Street | Lake Butler | FL 32054 | 386.496.1300
Florida Gateway Coll. | 149 SE College Pl | Lake City | FL 32025 | 386.754.4378
Columbia County School Board | 409 SW St. Johns Street | Lake City | FL 32025 | 386.755.8190
West Area Polk Co. Adult School | 604 S Central Ave | Lakeland | FL 33815 | 863.499.283
RiverOak Technical College | 415 SW Pinewood Dr | Live Oak | FL 32060 | 386.647.4200
Baker County Career & Adult Education | 212 South Blvd E | Macclenny, FL 32063 | 904-259-0403
CareerSource North Florida | 705 E Base St | Madison | FL 32340 | 850.973.2672
Jackson County School Board | 4294 Liddon St | Bldg 4 |
Mailing address: 2971 Guyton Street | Marianna | FL 32446 | 850.718.0547
Lafayette County Adult Education | 160 N.E. Hornet Dr | Mayo | FL 32066 | 386.294.2446
Robert Morgan Ed. Center | 18180 SW 122nd Ave | Rm N777 | Miami | FL 33177 | 305.253.9920
Lindsey Hopkins Tech | 750 NW 20th St | Miami | FL 33127 | 305.324.6070 x 7081 Miami Dade Coll.-Wolfson Campus | 245 NE 4th St | Bldg 3-Rm 3104 | Miami, FL 33132 | 305.237.3011
Miami Dade Coll.-Medical Campus | 950 NW 20th St | Rm 1303 | Miami | FL 33127 | 305.237.4275
Miami Dade Coll.-InterAmerican Campus | 627 SW 27th Ave | Rm 1306 | Miami, FL 33135 | 305.237.6041
Miami Dade Coll.-North Campus | 11380 NW 27th Ave | Bldg 1-Rm 1160 | Miami, FL 33167 | 305.237.1015
Miami Dade Coll.-Kendall Campus | 11011 SW 104 St | Building R, 5th Fl, Ste 513 | Miami, FL 33176 | 305.237.2341
Miami Lakes Educational Ctr | 5780 NW 158th Street | Miami Lakes | FL 33014 | 305.557.1100
Santa Rosa Adult School | 5330 Berryhill Rd | Milton | FL 32570 | 850.983.5710
Jefferson County School Board | 1490 W Washington St | Monticello | FL 32344 | 850.342.0526
Lorenzo Walker Tech | 3702 Estey Avenue | Naples | FL 34104 | 239.377.0999
New Port Richey
Pasco-Hernando Comm. Coll. | 10230 Ridge Rd | New Port Richey | FL 32465 | 727.816.3381
MTEC-Marchman Technical Education Ctr | 7825 Campus Dr | New Port Richey | FL 34653 | 727.774.1700
NW Florida State College | 100 College Blvd | Niceville | FL 35278 | 850.729.6499
Marion Technical College | 1014 SW 7th Rd | Ocala | FL 34474 | 352.671.4134
College of Central Florida | 3001 SW College Rd | Ocala | FL 34474 | 352.237.2111
Okeechobee Co. School Board | 700 SW 2nd Avenue | Okeechobee | FL 34974 | 863.462.5000
Clay County School Board | 2306 Kingsley Ave | Orange Park | FL 32073 | 904.336.4450
Mid-Florida Tech | 2900 West Oak Ridge Rd | Orlando | FL 32809 | 407.251.6113
St Johns River Comm. Coll. | 5001 St. Johns Ave | Palatka | FL 32177 | 386.312.4228
Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach County ACE Testing Center | 3950 RCA Blvd | Ste 5002 | Palm Beach Gardens | FL 33410 | 561.649.6870
Flagler Technical Institute | 5400 E Hwy 100 | Palm Coast | FL 32164 | 386.447.4345
Tom P. Haney Technical Ctr | 3016 Hwy 77 | Panama City | FL 32405 | 850.767.5508
Sheridan Tech-West Campus | 20251 Stirling Rd | Pembroke Pines | FL 33332 | 754.321.3910
Pensacola State Coll. | 1000 College Blvd | Pensacola | FL 32504 | 850.484.2146
George Stone Tech Center | 2400 Longleaf Drive | Pensacola | FL 32504 | 850.941.6200
Big Bend Technical College | 3233 S Byron Butler Hwy | Perry | FL 32347 | 850.838.2545
Charlotte Tech | 18150 Murdock Cir | Port Charlotte | FL 33948 | 941.255.7500
Port St. Joe
Port St. Joe Adult Education | 2853 Long Ave | Port St. Joe | FL 32456 | 850.227.1744
Gadsden Technical Institute | 120 ML King Jr Blvd | Bldg 9958| Quincy | FL 32351 | 850.875.8324
Seminole State Coll. | 100 Weldon Boulevard | Sanford | FL 32773 | 407.708.2127
Suncoast Technical College | 4748 Beneva Rd | Sarasota | FL 34233 | 941.924.1365 ext. 62138
First Coast Technical College | 2980 Collins Ave | St. Augustine | FL 32084 | 904.547.3390
North Florida Tech | 609 North Orange St | Starke | FL 32091 | 904.966.6780
Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg | 901 34th St S | St. Petersburg | FL 33711 | 727.592.2036
Stuart Community Adult Learning Ctr | 1150 SE St Joseph’s Ave | Stuart | FL 34996 | 772.219.1296
Sumter County Adult Education | 1425 County Rd 526-A | Sumterville | FL 33585 | 352.793.5719
ACE Adult Education GED Testing | 526 Appleyard Dr | Tallahassee | FL 32304 | 850-717-2020
Leon County College | 444 Appleyard Dr | Tallahassee | FL 32304 | 850-201- 8264
Adult and Career Services Ctr | 5410 N 20th St | Tampa | FL 33610 | 813.231.1650
Treasure Coast Technical Coll. | 4680 28th Crt | Vero Beach | FL 32967 | 772.564.4970
Hardee County School Board | 901 West Main St | Wauchula | FL 33873 | 863.773.3173
Westside Tech | 955 E Story Rd | Winter Garden | Fl 34787 | 407.905.2018
Florida State College at Jacksonville | 76346 William Burgess Blvd | A103 | Yulee | FL 32097 | 904.548.4410
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Introducing the online GED test
To be able to take the GED exam online, you need to attain scores in the “green zone” on the GED Ready practice test. This is the only test that can predict if you are “likely to pass” that GED exam or not. When you take the GED exam online, a proctor will oversee your activities and see if all occurs in line with the regulations. You can learn more here: introducing the online GED exam.
Free GED online prep in Florida
Registration for the GED test
Go to GED.com for all relevant information and create your personal account at MyGED, where you will be instructed on how to schedule your tests. This is also the place for information about schools and academic programs, market trends, and employment possibilities.
Make sure you are totally prepared when you take the exam. Your community bookstore or library will have all sorts of preparation materials available and there are many locations near you that offer GED prep classes, just check out the listing of cities above to find one near you. Prepare well – Take the test – Get your GED diploma.
To summarize: If you are living in Florida, you qualify for the GED exam if you don’t have a high school diploma and are not signed up for any other school program. The minimally required age is 16 but 16 and 17-year-olds need to meet strict additional criteria to qualify.
For more information:
Florida Department of Education
Adult Education Program Office
325 W Gaines St, Suite 754
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Last Updated on January 22, 2021.