GED in Idaho

The state of Idaho is offering the new computer-based GED® exam as the basis for its high school equivalency testing to issue the GED diploma, and you can find many facilities in Idaho that offer all the help you need to get geared up for the new GED exam.

This website offers also free and outstanding online help to get your GED diploma fast.

Lowered passing score

The latest version of the GED exam has reduced the number of tests from five to four as the reading and writing section were condensed into one Literacy test. Please note that the GED passing score was lowered to 145 (down five points from 150) for each subtest in January 2016. Read all about it in this article. The four testing fields are Social Studies, Science, Literacy, and Math. Don’t forget to check our article about signing up for your GED exam with the My GED website.

Higher education

Getting the GED diploma will certainly improve your life, and at the following locations in key Idaho regions, GED preparation is available. Earning the GED credential is crucial for men and women who did not finish high school: it gives them a better chance to get a job or to be eligible for job advancement and is needed if they wish to further their academic education in college or university.

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GED prep classes in and around (select your nearest city):

Coeur d’Alene
Idaho Falls
Twin Falls

No Online GED testing

Please pay attention to the fact that the GED exam cannot be taken online. You are required to go to one of Idaho’s official GED testing sites. When you have passed the GED exam you will receive the GED diploma which is all across America accepted as equivalent to a high school diploma by recruiters, government agencies, universities, and colleges.

Documents obtained via the internet are worthless and will not be accepted by employers and institutions of higher education. Please don’t waste your money!

Idaho GED testing centers

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Idaho Division of Professional and Tech Education – PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720, 208-334-3216
Coeur d’Alene
North Idaho College – 1000 W Garden Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814, 208-676-8005
Idaho Falls
Eastern Idaho Technical College – 1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404, 208-524-3438
Lewis | Clark State Coll. | 500 8th Avenue | Lewiston | ID 83501 | 208 – 792 – 2238
College of Western Idaho – 2407 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, ID 83651, 208-562-2068
Idaho State University – PO Box 8027, Pocatello, ID 83209, 208-282-2130
Twin Falls
College of Southern Idaho – PO Box 1238, Twin Falls, ID 83303, 208-732-6534

Questions? Idaho’s state office: 208-334-3216

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Idaho GED requirements

  • Idaho’s age requirement is 18. Younger applicants (16 – 17) have special arrangements. Contact your nearest GED test site
  • The fee is $120 in Idaho (for all 4 tests) – $30 per subject area
  • Retest: $30 for each subject area
  • Idaho has residency requirement
  • You cannot have a high school (or equivalent) credential and not be attending another school program

GED prep – how to start

You cannot register for the GED exam if you already have a high school diploma, or if you are signed up for a school program. Please check with your local GED test center or a preparation facility to see if you qualify and a lot of additional information is offered all through this website. If you are ready to go for your GED exam, the following guidelines will help to get you ahead:

Find a GED prep facility near you and let them help you get all set for the four GED tests (one at a time if you wish), or follow a good online GED prep course. The four tests are in the subject fields of Social Studies, Math, Literacy, and Science. Learn about the prep site’s policies.

One GED test at a time

Registration must be done online via and you need to create your account with the portal MyGED. Testing sites may have specific registration policies so learn all details at your local GED test center to prevent misunderstandings. When you want to sit for the exam, be sure you are totally prepared, but there’s no need to prepare for everything simultaneously.

You can take one of the four tests (modules) at a time, and your scores are valid for two years from registration. At your local bookstore or community library, you can find lots of preparation materials, and there are also many GED prep classes all across America where dedicated instructors will get you all set, often at no cost at all. Be well prepared, take the GED exam, and get your own GED diploma. You are also welcome to use our free video lessons ready for the real thing.

The four GED tests

The new GED examination has four tests on subject fields that measure applicants’ skills and knowledge at the level of high school graduates as requested by universities and colleges and in accordance with modern industry standards. The four test subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts. The GED exam will get you ready to be successful in college and in the employment market.

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GED registration

The new GED program (only computer-based) includes several new features that are real improvements. Registration online is far easier and test scores are ready within hours after taking the test. Some other advantages: the new GED exam far better measures high school equivalency and is aligned with career readiness standards. The new system is very flexible and allows you to schedule one test at a time and pay only for scheduled tests. The new GED website ( includes a lot of very helpful information and practice tests.

Idaho GED price tag

The cost for each of the four individual GED tests in Idaho is $30 and must be paid upon registration. Please remember to bring a picture ID whenever you go to a GED testing site. if you don’t, you won’t get in! You must be an Idaho resident and at least 18 years old. When you are 16 or 17, you will face specific conditions, so see your nearest GED testing site. Please be advised that, just like in all other states, the Idaho GED exam cannot be taken over the Internet or via correspondence programs. You must report to an official testing site by yourself.

The GED tests must be taken within a certain time:
Literacy: two and a half hours, but this includes a short break (10 minutes)
Mathematics: one hour and 55 minutes
Social Studies and Science: one hour and 30 minutes each.

GED passing score

The GED exam is a computer-based exam that can only be taken at authorized testing centers, the examination is NOT available online. You were required to score at least 150 on each of the four tests, but the score was lowered in January 2016 to 145, so you need a total score of no less than 580 points. Read all about it here.

You don’t have to take all four tests at once, you can take one test (or more if you can) by the time you are optimally prepared. In Idaho, like in all states, there is a time limit of two years to complete all tests. You need to be a resident of Idaho, be at least 18 years old. Applicants aged 16 or 17 may qualify if they provide an age waiver from the last school they attended, and a signed document from a parent/guardian. Applicants cannot be signed up for some other school course and must not possess a secondary education degree.