This article contains a full listing of GED prep locations and test centers in the Hilo region. Hawaii is using the computer-formatted GED exam for its High School Equivalency testing program. The HiSET exam is no longer available in Hawaii.
In Hawaii, you can sit for the GED exam online (qualifying test-takers only) or at one of the state’s certified GED testing sites.
The GED® exam has four separate and independent subtests (modules) in these subject fields: science, math, social studies, and language arts.
The assessment is entirely computer-based, and you can sit for the four subtests one at a time when you are ready to do so.
It used to be that GED testing could be done exclusively at designated test sites. There was no online testing option.
Now, however, that has changed with the arrival of online testing options. Read more below.
Hilo Area GED Prep Classes
Department of public safety
60 Punahele Street, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-933-0781
WCSA (Waipahu Community School for Adults)-Hilo Campus
155 W Kawili Street Rm P27, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-974-4100
Hilo Public Library-Adult Education
300 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-933-8893
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii
500 Kalanianaole Avenue, Ste 3, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-836-0313
Goodwill has been helping people with disabilities for more than 30 years. The organization offers three Hawaii service sites in Honolulu, Hilo, and Kapolei, and services include, among many other great initiatives, vocational training to develop professional skills, and education. Good work.
Paxen Learning Corporation
1990 Kinoole Street, Suite 102, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-981-2860 x 229
Hawaii National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy
1046 Leilani Street, Bldg 621, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-369-0948
McKinley Comm. School for Adult Education
634 Pensacola St (Room 216) – Honolulu – HI 96814 – Ph: 808.594.0540
For all Honolulu and Maui locations, check out our Honolulu GED prep sites post
Waihapu Community School (WCSA)-Kona Campus
74-5062 Onipaa Street, F-2, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, Phone: 808-313-3032
Waihapu Community School (WCSA)-Windward Campus
730 Iliaina Street, Kailua, HI 96734, Phone: 808-254-7955
Kona Literacy Council-Adult Education
75-5766 Kuakini Highway, Suite 106-A, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, Phone: 808-329-1180
Waihapu Community School (WCSA)-Wahiawa Campus
1515 California Avenue, Wahiawa, HI 96786, Phone: 808-305-3200
For qualification requirements in Hawaii, check -> GED Testing In Hawaii
Hilo Area GED Testing Centers
Waipahu Community School for Adults-Hilo (Room B-102, GED or HiSET)
155 W Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: 808-974-4100
Waipahu Community School for Adults-Kona Campus (Room F-2)
74-5062 Onipa’a Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, Phone: 808-313-3032
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Online GED Testing
Until recently, taking the GED exam over the Internet was not possible. If you wanted to secure your GED diploma, you had to come to an official state-approved testing site.
Well, this has now changed. The GED Testing Service has introduced an online version with the use of an online proctor. More information can be found in this article: ‘The online proctored GED test.’
You can take one of the four GED subtests at a time. There is no need to do it all at one time. Just prepare for one part, and take that subtest when you are all set to do so.
Holding the Hawaii HSE (high school equivalency) diploma demonstrates that you have academic skills that are equivalent to those of a high school graduate.
More than 95% of US universities and colleges and about 96% of employers in the United States accept the GED diploma in lieu of a conventional high school diploma because they are equivalent.
By working towards earning your GED exam and securing the HSE (High School Equivalency) diploma, you can have an opportunity to enroll in higher education and an opportunity for a well-paying job and a rewarding career.