In Nevada, students can take the four GED or five HiSET subtests in an online format or at one of Nevada’s official GED test centers.
Nevada offers two options to get your HSE (High School Equivalency) Diploma, the GED® and HiSET® exams. The HSE test offers individuals who haven’t completed high school one more shot at earning an equivalent degree.
Both tests measure academic proficiency at a level comparable to that of graduating HS seniors.
GED stands for General Education Development, and HiSET stands for High School Equivalency Test.
The HiSET exam is slightly cheaper than the GED and offers both paper and computer testing whereas the GED is fully computerized.
The GED exam includes 4 subtests in these subject areas: English Language Arts (reading and writing), Social Studies, Science, and Math.
With the HiSET exam, the language parts include two separate tests (reading and writing), so five subtests in total.
GED preparation classes are available at the locations listed in these key Nevada regions but check with a testing site which exam(s) they use.
The GED modules can be taken one by one and this also counts for the HiSET.
GED testing requirements in Nevada
In Nevada, you must be at least 16 years old. For test-takers ages 16 and 17, however, more restrictions apply. Get in touch with a test site near you.
Fee: $23.75 for each of the four GED modules (only computer-based). See below for HiSET fees.
Nevada doesn’t require test-takers to first that the GED Ready® practice test or another qualification test, but applicants 16 & 17 years of age may be required to demonstrate satisfactory readiness on a practice test.
In Nevada, GED and HiSET testing is exclusively available to state residents.
You cannot already have a high school diploma and you don’t attend some other education program as well.
GED prep classes in Nevada
You can prepare for the GED or HiSET by studying online but you may also choose to attend a traditional GED prep class near you. Click on your nearest city to see all the prep locations.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a student who recently withdrew from high school or an adult who did not finish high school. What will help you is going after your High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma.
In Nevada, there are many GED preparation classes available to help you get well prepared to take the test confidently. The HSE certificate or diploma is the equivalency of a regular high school diploma.
Nevada GED testing centers
Lander Co. Adult Ed. (HiSET) – 650 Altenburg Ave – Battle Mountain – NV 89820 – Ph (775) 635.2415
Bastian High School (HiSET) – 500 Youth Center Dr – Caliente – NV 89008 – Ph: (775) 726.3140
Western Nevada Coll. (GED, HiSET) – 2201 W College Pkwy – Carson City – NV 89703 – Ph: (775) 445.4452/4451
Carson Adult High (HiSET) – 275 E Park St – Carson City – NV 89706 – Ph (775) 283.1352/1350
Great Basin College (GED or HiSET) – 1500 College Pkwy – Elko – NV 89801 – Ph: (775) 738.8493
White Pine County SD (GED) – 1135 Avenue C – Ely – NV 89301 – Ph: (775) 289.4851
Fallon Test Center -160 Campus Way – Fallon – NV 89406 – Ph (775) 445.3299
Fernley Adult Ed. Center (GED or HiSET) – 1340 Hwy 95 A-South – Fernley – NV 89408 – Ph (775) 575.3409
Mineral Co. Adult Education (HiSET) – 751 A St – Hawthorne – NV 89415 | Ph: (775) 945.2909
College of Southern Nevada (GED or HiSET) – 700 College Dr – Henderson – NV 89015 – Ph: (702) 651.3128
College of Southern Nevada (GED or HiSET) – 6375 W. Charleston Blvd – Las Vegas – NV 89146 – Ph: (702) 651.5733/7345
Northwest Career Coll. (GED) – 7361 Prairie Falcon Rd – Las Vegas – NV 89128 – Ph: (702) 254-7577
Dept. of Adult Ed. (HiSET) – 2701 E St Louis Ave – Las Vegas – NV 89104 – Ph: (702) 799-8650
Clark Co. Library (HiSET) – 1401 E Flamingo Rd – Las Vegas – NV 89119 – Ph: (702) 507-3446
Test Administrators of NV (HiSET) – 3510 E Tropicana Ave (Ste O) – Las Vegas – NV 89121 – Ph: (702) 463-1321
Prof Inst of Techn & Accounting – 4270 S Decatur Blvd – Ste B-6 – Las Vegas – NV 89103 – Ph: (702) 853-7842
Vegas PBS (HiSET) – 3050 E Flamingo Rd – Las Vegas – NV 89121 – Ph: (702) 799-8650 x 356
Lovelock Ed. Center (HiSET) – 765 Western Ave – Lovelock – NV 89419 – Ph (775) 273.4215
Mesquite Testing Ctr (HiSET) – 121 W 1st North St – Mesquite – NV 89027 – Ph: (702) 507.3464
Douglas Adult Ed. (Aspire Academy, GED or HiSET) – 1680 Bently Pkwy S – Minden – NV 89423 – Ph: (775) 392.1475
Douglas Co School District – 1670 Hwy 88 – Minden – NV 89423 – Ph: (775) 782.5136
North Las Vegas
Coll of Southern Nevada (GED or HiSET) – 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave – North Las Vegas – NV 89030 – Ph: (702) 651-4050
Las Vegas Library (HiSET) – 833 Las Vegas Blvd – North Las Vegas – NV 89101 – Ph: (702) 507-3530
Nye Co. School District (GED) – 484 S West St – Pahrump – NV 89048 – Ph: ( 775) 751-6822
Lincoln Co. Test Ctr (HiSET) – 1000 E Edwards St – Panaca – NV 89042 – Ph: (775) 728-4446/4471
N Nevada Literacy Council (HiSET or GED) – 1400 Wedekind Rd – Reno – NV 89512 – Ph (775) 356-1007
Truckee Meadows Comm. Coll. (GED) – 7000 Dandini Blvd – Reno – NV 89512 – Ph (775) 673-7111
TMCC Neil Test Center (HiSET) – 5270 Neil Rd – Reno – NV 89502 – Ph (775) 673-7111 Rise Academy for Achievement (HiSET) – 1301 Cordone Ave – Reno – NV 89502 – Ph (775) 337-9939
Round Mountain Library (GED) – 73 Hadley Circle – Round Mountain – NV 89045 – Ph: (775) 377-2215
Career Coll. of Northern Nevada (HiSET/GED) – 1421 Pullman Dr – Sparks – NV 89434 – Ph (775) 856.226
Tonopah HS – 1250 N Main St – Tonopah – NV 89049 – Ph: (775) 727.6822
Humboldt Co. School District (HiSET) – 705 E 4th St – Winnemucca – NV 89445 – Ph: (775) 623-6218
HCSD Options (HiSET) – 731 Fairgrounds Rd – Winnemucca – NV 89445 – Ph: (775) 623-8100
Boys & Girls Club (HiSET) – 1973 Whitworth Way – Winnemucca – NV 89446 – Ph: (775) 623-8277
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– GED, published by GED Testing Service. This the most widely used HSE (high school equivalency) testing system. The fully computerized GED test costs state residents $23.75 per individual GED subtest (including two retakes). The four subtests (modules) may be taken separately.
If you fail a GED subtest, you’ll have to wait for at least 24 hours before you can take that subtest again. When you didn’t pass that subject three times, there’ll be a 60-day wait time before you can take it again.
You get two retakes at a discounted rate (only $3.75 for the test center fee) for every GED subtest you fail but you’ll have to complete that within one year. Thereafter, regular fees will apply again.
– HiSET, published by Educational Testing Service, the organization that also administers the SAT. The HiSET offers a paper and also a computer-based version. You’ll receive two free retakes per subject field but the test center fee is due at all times.
The five HiSET subtests (modules) may be taken separately and costs are:
Each computer-based subtest costs $15.75 ($10.75 for ETS and $5 for the test center fee) so in total $78,75.
Each paper-based HiSET subtest costs $20 per test ($15 for ETS and $5 for the test center fee) so in total $100.
Online proctored GED and HiSET exam
The GED and HiSET exams can now be taken online as well. Until recently, that had to be done exclusively at state-approved test sites but now, that has all changed.
Free GED online prep in Nevada
GED – How to start
First, contact a GED prep or testing center near you to see if you are eligible to sit for the exam. You cannot have a high school diploma or similar, and you cannot be attending a school program. Please bring proper ID. Get really well informed at your nearest test center, and get well prepared.
Local bookstores and community libraries can supply study material and there are several online preparation programs available, and all across the nation, you can find preparation classes, often at no cost at all, where you can become all geared up to take the GED exam confidently.
Consider taking practice tests in addition to preparation classes, to discover your weak and strong points. This will enable you to pay attention to study areas that need it most. Think of a good strategy to take the HSE test.
The HiSET exam consists mostly of multiple-choice questions, only the essay-writing section is not. This website also helps you to discover test-taking strategies that will help you to eliminate wrong choices and answers. Doing this will help boost your confidence and your scores. Just remember the strategies you learned in preparation classes. The GED exam includes fewer multiple-choice questions.
So you may well contact a community adult education or career center listed in the above directory by phone or email to learn all about their training courses to get you all set for the Nevada GED or HiSET exam.
This website’s free services may also be a great help to you. We provide free online practice tests and video lessons to help you get all set for one of the three exams efficiently. Online learning allows you to study to improve your skills at hours that fit your calendar. Click on the main links that will lead to this free support.
In Nevada, there’s no state-demanded requirement for GED hopefuls to first register for a prep program or take one of the four GED Ready practice tests. Students 16 or 17 years of age may, however, be required by their local school districts to demonstrate GED readiness by attaining minimum scores on an assessment.
So you’ll only be required to take a readiness test (e.g. the GED Ready test) before you can schedule your test when you’re 16 or 17 years old and only in some school districts.
For more information:
State of Nevada Department of Education
Office of Career Readiness, Adult Learning & Education Options
755 N Roop Street, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89701
Last Updated on February 23, 2021.