This post contains a full listing of GED® prep class sites and testing locations in the Paducah area. If you never completed your high school education, the GED (General Education Development) credential is a great option.
You can sit for the Kentucky GED test at state-approved test centers and in an online format.
The GED diploma is across America accepted just like a standard high school diploma.
The GED exam includes four separate subtests in Math, Social Studies, Science, and Literacy.
The GED exam will measure your proficiency at a level that compares to the knowledge level of graduating HS seniors.
You can take one of the four GED subtests (modules) at a time. There’s no need to complete the four tests in one take.
First-time test-takers can sit for the four GED subtests at no cost thanks to the Kentucky Skills U program.
In the past, the GED exam needed to be taken entirely on a computer and was not available over the internet. Well, that has now changed.
Check below to learn more about the recently introduced online proctored GED testing option.
Paducah GED prep locations
West Kentucky Community & Technical College Skills U Program
4810 Alben Barkley Dr | Paducah | KY 42001 | Ph: (270) 534.3451
GED classes are offered in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 111.
West Kentucky Community & Technical College also offers the GED Plus program for students looking to pursue a GED diploma while, at the same time, earning a college credential at no charge. Students can earn certificates in 5 high-demand professional fields such as manufacturing, healthcare, construction/trades, transportation/logistics, and business/IT. The GED Plus Program is for students of all ages. To learn more about the GED Plus Program call (270) 534-3312 in Carlisle, Graves, and McCracken Counties and (270) 665-8412 in Ballard, Calloway, Fulton, Hickman, Livingston, Marshall Counties.
Sylvan Learning of Paducah
2856 Lone Oak Rd | Paducah | KY 42003 | Ph: (270) 908.2572
McCracken County Regional Jail GED Program
400 S 7th St | Paducah | KY 42003 | Ph: (270) 444.4730
Jail GED programs are unavailable to the public
Locations around Paducah (cities by alphabet)
Carlisle County Skills U Program (WKCTC)
300 Front St | Bardwell | KY 42023 | Ph: (270) 534.3451
Barlow City Library
139 N 4th St | Barlow | KY 42024 | Ph: (270) 665.8412 (x 223)
The library is located behind the City Hall building in the City Hall Annex (old City Hall)
Marshall County Adult Education
242 Griggstown Rd | Calvert City (Draffenville) | KY 42029 | Ph: (270) 493.0390
Cape Adult Learning Center
1080 South Silver Springs Rd | Cape Girardeau | MO 63703 | Ph: (573) 334.3669
To find all Cape Girardeau area facilities, check out our Cape Girardeau page
West Kentucky Family Education Center (Hickman Co. Adult Education)
1171 U.S. Hwy 51 S | Clinton | KY 42031 | Ph: (270) 653.2341/2294
Lyon County Adult Education (WKEC)
301 Knob St | Eddyville | KY 42034 | Ph: (270) 388.2158
Fulton Adult Education
215 7th St | Fulton | KY 42041 | Ph: (270) 472.2373
West Kentucky Community & Technical College Graves County Skills U
70 Hickory Rd | Hickory | KY 42051 | Ph: (270) 856.2422
Ballard County Adult Education
455 Olive St | La Center | KY 42056 | Ph: 270.709.7514
Madisonville Comm. Coll. GED Classes
2000 College Dr | Madisonville | KY 42431 | Ph: (270) 824.1770/1818
All Madisonville area options can be found here
Crittenden Co. Adult Education
118-A East Belleville St | Marion | KY 42064 | Ph: (270) 965.9435
Graves Co. Adult Education
416 Central Ave | Mayfield | KY 42066 | Ph: (270) 856.2422
Shawnee Comm. Coll. Metropolis Extension Center
5385 Industrial Park Rd | Metropolis | IL 62960 | Ph: (618) 634.3292/524.3003
Spence Community Center (Shawnee Comm. Coll.)
1209 East 5th St | Metropolis | IL 62960 | Ph: (618) 634.3292/3419
Calloway Co. Adult Education
404 Industrial Rd | Murray | KY 42071 | Ph: (270) 759.5525
Union City Ad. Learning Center GED Program
1700 North 5th St | Union City | TN 38261 | Ph: (731) 885.8202
Vienna High School (SCC)
601 N 1st St | Vienna | IL 62995 | Ph: (618) 634.3292
Vienna Correctional Facility GED Program
6695 State Rt 146 E | Vienna | IL 62995 | Ph: (618) 658.8371
No public availability
Ballard-Carlisle County Public Library
257 North 4th St | Wickliffe | KY 42087 | Ph: (270) 709.7514
Ballard County Jail GED Program
132 Mayolo Ave | Wickliffe | KY 42087 | Ph: (270) 534.3493
Not open to the public
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Introducing an online GED test-taking option
Until recently, sitting for the GED test via the internet was no option. To secure your Kentucky GED diploma, you had to come to a state-designated GED testing site and sit for the four subtests in person. But now, a new, online GED testing option was introduced so that has changed.
Now, you also have the chance to take the four GED subtests in a new online format. An online proctor will be checking if everything happens in line with the regulations. Check out the article ‘Online proctored GED test option introduced’ if you want to learn more.
Paducah area GED testing sites
West Kentucky Community & Technical College
4810 Alben Barkley Dr | Paducah | Kentucky 42002 | Phone: (270) 534-3322
Southeast Missouri State HiSET testing
1333 Sprigg St | Cape Girardeau | Missouri 63701 | Phone: (573) 651-2836
Southern Illinois University GED Testing
605 Agriculture Dr | Carbondale | Illinois 62901 | Phone: (618) 453-6003
John A. Logan College GED Testing
700 Logan Dr | Carterville | Illinois 62918 | Phone: (618) 998-1283
Southeastern Illinois Coll. GED Testing
3575 College Road | Harrisburg | Illinois 62946 | Phone: (618) 252-5400
Hopkinsville Community College GED Testing
720 North Drive | Hopkinsville | KY 42240 | Phone: (270) 707-3750
Madisonville Comm. Coll. GED testing
2000 College Dr | Madisonville | Kentucky 42431 | Phone: (270) 824-1702
University of Tennessee-Martin
210 Hurt St | Martin | TN 38238 | Phone: (731) 881-7719
Shawnee Comm. College GED Testing
8364 College Rd | Ullin | Illinois 62992 | Phone: (618) 634-3316
Last Updated on July 16, 2021.