In Florida, you need to pass the four subtests of the GED (General Education Development) exam for high school equivalency (HSE) testing if you want to earn your GED diploma.
The latest edition of the GED test (2014 Series) has four modules (subtests) and costs $128 for the entire battery but you can take and pay for each subject test individually ($32).
The GED test is not available online, you have to show up in person at an official GED testing site.
There are more and more websites that tell you something different, but they are just trying to get to your hard-earned dollars, the “diplomas” or “certificates” they issue are not even worth the paper that they are printed on! You must go to a designated test site if you want to earn your GED diploma.
The four individual subtests
The four tests are on Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts), Math (Mathematical Reasoning), Science, and Social Studies. The four tests (modules) can be taken independently and you are allowed two years from your first registration to complete the entire battery. In January 2016, the GED test passing score was lowered to 145 points (down from 150) on each of the four tests. Learn more here.
Florida GED Requirements
The Florida minimum age is 18 years, for younger applicants (16 & 17) there are specific restrictions. See a testing center near you.
Florida has no residency requirement.
You must never have finished high school, nor are you attending another school program.
Don’t forget to check our article about signing up for your GED exam with MyGED.
GED Classes in and around (select your nearest city):
- 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
The 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 gives you the possibility to get a college education. The GED diploma will definitely improve your living conditions.
Florida GED Testing Centers
DeSoto County Schools | 310 West Whidden St | Arcadia | FL 34266 | 863.993.1333
S Florida Community College |600 W. College Dr | Avon Park | FL 33825 | 863.453.6661
Polk County Public Schools | 1275 S Broadway Ave | Bartow | FL 33830 | 863.534.7450
Calhoun County Schools | 17283 NW Charlie Johns St | Blountstown | FL 32424 | 850.674.8661
Manatee Technical Institute | 5603 34th St | Bradenton | FL 34210 | 941.751.7900
Liberty County Schools | 12926 SW Count Rd 12 | Bristol | FL 32321 | 850.643.2275
Hernando Co. School Board | 4057 California St | Brooksville | FL 34604 | 352.797.7291
Central Florida Comm. Coll. | 114 Rodger Blvd | Chiefland | FL 32626 | 352.493.9533
Washington County Schools | 757 Hoyt St | Chipley | FL 32428 | 850.638.1180
Hendry County Schools | 475 E Osceola Ave | Clewiston |FL 33440 | 863.893.1511
Wakulla Co. School Board | 126 High Dr | Crawfordville | FL 32358 | 850.926.1841
Moore Mickens Education Ctr | 38301 Martin Luther King Blvd | Dade City | FL 33525 | 352.524.9033
Daytona State College | 1200 W Int’l Speedway Blvd | Daytona Beach | FL 32120 | 386.506.3067
Putnam County Schools | 113 Putnam Co Blvd | East Palatka | FL 32131 | 386.329.0536
Franklin County School Board | 85 School Rd | East Point | FL 32328 | 850.670.2810
Lake Technical Ctr | 2001 Kurt Street | Eustis | FL 32377 | 352.589.2250
Nassau County Schools | 1201 Atlantic Blvd | Fernandina Beach | FL 32034 | 904.225.3158
Lee Co. School Board | 2855 Colonial Blvd | Fort Myers | FL 33966 | 239.335.1555
Indian River State Coll. | 3209 Virginia Avenue | Fort Pierce | Florida 34981 | 772.462.7401
Fort Walton Beach
Okaloosa County School Board | 120 Lowery Pl | Fort Walton Beach | FL 32548 | 850.833.5882
Alachua County Schools | 620 E University Avenue | Gainesville | FL 32601 | 352.955.7654
Withlacoochee Technical Institute | 1201 W Main St | Inverness | FL 34450 | 352.726.2430
Florida State College | 101 W State St | Jacksonville | FL 32202 | 904.632.3141
Monroe Co. School Board |2100 Flagler Ave | Key West | FL 33040 | 305.293.1549
Osceola 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 | 386.754.4333
Columbia County School Board | 409 SW St. Johns Street | Lake City | FL 32025 | 386.755.8190
Pinellas County Schools | 301 4th St SW | Largo | FL 33779 | 727.588.6301
Suwannee County School Board | 415 SW Pinewood Dr | Live Oak | FL 32060 | 386.364.2619
Baker County Schools | 392 E South Blvd | Macclenny | FL 32063 | 904.259.0403
Jackson County School Board | 2971 Guyton St | Mariana | FL 32446 | 850.718.0547
Lafayette County School Board | 160 N.E. Hornet Dr | Mayo | FL 32066 | 386.294.1701
Palm Bay High School | 101 Pirate Ln | Melbourne | FL 32901 | 321.953.5900
Lindsey Hopkins Tech | 750 NW 20th Street | Miami | FL 33127 | 305.324.6070
Robert Morgan Ed Center | 18180 SW 122nd Avenue | Miami | FL 33177 | 305.253.9920
Miami Lakes Educational Ctr | 5780 NW 158th Street | Miami Lakes | FL 33014 | 305.557.1100
Santa Rosa County Schools | 5330 Berryhill Rd | Milton | FL 32570 | 850.983.5710
Jefferson County School Board | 50 David Rd | Monticello | FL 32344 | 850.342.0100
Glades County School Board | 600 Ave J | Moore Haven | FL 33471 | 863.946.2083
Collier County School Board | 5775 Osceola Trail| Naples | FL 34109 | 239.377.0999
New Port Richey
Marchman Technical Center | 7825 Campus Dr | New Port Richey | FL 34653 | 727.774.1776
Pasco-Hernando Community College | 10230 Ridge Rd | New Port Richey | FL 32465 | 727.816.3381
NW Florida State College | 100 College Blvd | Niceville | FL 35278 | 850.729.6016
Marion County Adult Education | 1014 SW 7th Rd | Ocala | FL 34474 | 352.671.4134
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 | 904.272.8170
Orange Co. School Board | 445 West Amelia St | 6th fl | Orlando | FL 32801 | 407.317.3200
Flagler County School Board | 1 Corporate Dr | Suite 2J | Palm Coast | FL 32137 | 386.446.7612
Tom Haney Technical Ctr | 3016 Hwy 77 | Panama City | FL 32405 | 850.747.5516
Pensacola State Coll. | 1000 College Blvd | Pensacola | FL 32504 | 850.484.1656
George Stone Tech Center | 2400 Longleaf Drive | Pensacola | FL 32504 | 850.941.6200
Taylor Technical Institute | 3233 Hwy 19 S | Perry | FL 32347 | 850.838.2545
Charlotte Tech Ctr | 18150 Murdock Cir | Port Charlotte | FL 33948 | 941.255.7500
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 | 407.708.2020
Sarasota Co. School Board | 4748 Beneva Rd | Sarasota | FL 34233 | 941.924.1365
First Coast Technical College | 2980 Collins Ave | St. Augustine | FL 32084 | 904.824.4401
Bradford-Union Career & Tech Center | 609 North Orange Street | Starke | FL 32091 | 904.966.6778
Martin County School Board | 500 E Ocean Blvd | Stuart | FL 34994 | 772.219.1200
Sumter County School Board | 1425 County Rd 526-A | Sumterville | FL 33585 | 352.793.5719
Broward Co. Schools | 1643 North Harrison Parkway | Building H | Sunrise | FL 33323 | 754.321.8433
Leon County School Board | 283 Trojan Tr | Tallahassee | FL 32311 | 850.922.5343
Hillsborough County School Board | 2222 N Tampa St | Tampa | FL 33602 | 813.276.5654
Indian River Co. School Board | 1426 19th Street | Vero Beach | FL 32960 | 772.564.5001
Brevard Co. School Board | 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way | Viera | FL 32940 | 321.633.1000
Hardee Co. School Board | 901 West Main St | Wauchula | FL 33873 | 863.773.3173
West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County School Board | 2161 North Military Tr | West Palm Beach | FL 33409 | 561. 616.7800
Florida Department of Education: Phone: 850.245.0449
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You can enroll in the GED program if you don’t have a high school diploma or similar, and are not currently partaking in any other school program. Contact a local GED prep center for details and you can also find a lot of further information in our posts. We also provide free online lessons to get you all set: https://bestgedclasses.org/online-classes/
When you are ready to go for (one of your) GED tests, follow these guidelines and you will get ahead in acquiring this important diploma: First locate a GED test center near you and find a location that offers GED prep classes. Learn about their application and cancellation policies and cost involved. Florida requires schools to charge students $30 per term for GED test classes.
Florida GED Price
The cost of the GED test in Florida is $128 for the complete battery of four tests ($32 for each individual test). The state requires schools that offer GED prep classes to charge $30 per term, but there are facilities where you can find assistance at no charge. Please check with a prep site about their fee.
GED Passing Score
To pass the GED test you have to score at least 145 points on each sub-test (so an overall score of no less than 580 if you want to earn your GED diploma). Scoring (done on a 100-200 scale) is as follows:
Below Passing: between 100 and 144
Passing Score: between 145 and 164
College-Ready Score: between 165 and 174
College-Ready + Credit Score: between 175 and 200
Free GED Practice Test
This website offers you numerous free video lessons as well as many totally free GED Practice Tests. You are welcome to check out: https://bestgedclasses.org/practice-tests and these practice tests are available without the need to sign up and schools are also free to use these free resources.
Four independent GED tests (modules)
The 2014 Series of the GED exam is modular. This means there are four modules (sub-tests) that are independent. The four sub-tests have the following four academic subject fields: Social Studies, Science, Math, and Literacy. These modules must be passed with a time frame of two years, so no longer is there the need to do everything in one session of a few days, Test results will (thanks to automation) be available right after testing.
GED test registration
Go to GED.com for all relevant information and create your personal account at MyGED, where you will be instructed how to schedule your tests. This is also the place for school and program information as well as a great overview of employment possibilities and market trends.
Make sure you are totally prepared when you take the exam. Your community bookstore will have all sorts of preparation materials available, and there are for sure 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 test diploma.