This page includes an overview of all GED® prep class options and testing sites in the Peoria region. Illinois uses two options for HSE (High School Equivalency) testing, the GED and HiSET exams.
The HSE test gives persons who didn’t graduate high school another option to obtain an equivalent degree.
Testing takes place at a comparable level as what HS seniors must know upon graduation.
The GED must be taken entirely on a computer and includes four tests in literacy, social studies, math, and science.
You have the option to deal with the four GED subtests one at a time. The HiSET subtests are also modular and are offered on-paper and on-computer.
The HiSET exam has five tests. The section Literacy comes with separate English Reading and English Writing tests.
Online HSE testing was not an option. Testing needed to be done at an official Illinois HSE test center. But change has come with the arrival of online HiSET and GED testing options. Check below for more details.
In Illinois, test takers must also pass the Illinois Constitution Exam.
The cost of HiSET and GED testing was reduced in Illinois. Read more here.
Peoria GED prep classes (by ZIP)
800 NE Madison Avenue | Peoria | IL 61603 | Phone: 309-671-5200
The Salvation Army-Peoria
2903 W Nebraska Avenue | Peoria | IL 61604 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Peoria County Jail GED Program
301 N Maxwell Road | Peoria | IL 61604 | Phone: 309-697-8515
Not publicly available
Moonlight Coalition for Adult Learners-Proctor Recreation Center
309 S DuSable Street | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-673-9183
Moonlight Coalition for Adult Learners-Logan Recreation Center
1414 S Livingston Street | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-676-8179
South Side Mission
1127 S Laramie Street | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Harrison Resource Center
2605 W Krause Avenue | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Tri-County Peoria Urban League
317 S MacArthur Highway | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-672-4352
Common Place Family Learning Center
514 S Shelley Street | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-694-5240
New Millennium Institute
323 E Eller Drive East | Peoria | IL 61611 | Phone: 309-208-8778
East Peoria Head Start Family Center
233 Leadley Avenue | East Peoria | IL 61611 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Fondulac District Library
400 Richland Street | East Peoria | IL 61611 | Phone: 309-431-1341
GED preparation is offered through cooperation between the Fondulac District Library, the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce, and the Peoria Park District ELITE Program.
First Baptist Church of Peoria
411 W Lake Avenue | Peoria | IL 61614 | Phone: 309-682-5491
Spanish GED classes
Illinois Central College-Adult Education
1 College Drive | Peoria | IL 61635 | Phone: 309-694-5240
ICC’s GED prep classes are free through a grant from the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). Enrollment is first to come first serve and start at each semester’s beginning and mid-term. ICC’s GED classes are available at the school’s East Peoria, North, and Pekin campus locations and several sites in the school’s service area. For information on locations and class times, please call ICC’s Adult Education office at 309-694-5240.
ICC Downtown Campus-Perley Building
115 SW Adams Street | Peoria | IL 61635 | Phone: 309-694-5240
ICC North Campus
5407 N University Street | Peoria | IL 61635 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Locations around Peoria (cities by alphabet)
Alpha Park Public Library
3527 S Airport Road | Bartonville | IL 61607 | Phone: 309-694-5240
YouthBuild McLean County
1111 West Market Street | Bloomington | IL 61701 | Ph: 309.827.7507
Find all Bloomington options here
Spoon River College | Adult Education
23235 N County Highway 22 | Canton | IL 61520 | Phone: 309-649-6229
Spoon River College provides GED instruction at sites in Canton, Macomb, Havana, and Rushville.
In Canton and Havana call (309)649-6229. In Macomb and Rushville call (309)833-6017.
300 Reagan Drive | Eureka | IL 61530 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Carl Sandburg College
1150 W Carl Sandburg Drive | Galesburg | Illinois 61401 | Phone: 309.344.1631
You can find all Galesburg options here
Spoon River College
324 E Randolph Street | Havana | IL 62644 | Phone: 309.649.6229
Lacon Area Community Center
405 N Washington | Lacon | IL 61540 | Phone: 309-694-5240
815 N Orlando Smith Road | Oglesby | IL 61348 | Phone: 815-224-0358
321 W Main Street | Ottawa | IL 61350 | Phone: 815-224-0358
Pekin ICC South Campus
225 Hanna Drive (Riverway Business Park) | Pekin | IL 61635 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Pekin High School
1901 Court Street | Pekin | IL 61554 | Phone: 309-694-5240
YWCA Adult Literacy Program
315 Buena Vista Avenue | Pekin | IL 61554 | Phone: 309-347-2104 x 23
Lincoln Land Comm. College GED Program
5250 Shepard Rd | Springfield | Illinois 62694 | Ph: 217.786.2349
For all Springfield-area locations go to Springfield GED Classes
Marshall – Putnam – Woodford Counties Regional Office of Education
117 S Jefferson Street | Washburn | IL 61570 | Phone: 309-248-8212
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Peoria area GED testing centers
After Peoria: Cities by Alphabet
Peoria County Office of Education (Room 401, GED)
324 Main St | Peoria | Ilinois 61602 | Phone (309) 672-6906
Illinois Central College (Arbor 103, GED)
5407 N University St | Arbor 103 | Peoria | Illinois 61635 | Phone (309) 690-6990
Peoria High School-North Campus (HiSET)
1716 N North St | Peoria | Illinois 61604 | Phone (309) 672-6906
Knoxville Ctr for Student Success (HiSET)
2628 N Knoxville Ave | Peoria | IL 61604 | Phone (
ROE 26 Business Office (GED)
735 E Locust St | Canton | Illinois 61520 | Phone (309) 518-4017
Illinois Central College-East Peoria Campus
1 College Drive | L220 | East Peoria | Illinois 61635 | Phone: (309) 694-5345
Carl Sandburg College (HiSET)
2400 Tom L Wilson Blvd | Galesburg | Illinois 61401 | Phone (309) 341-5323
Regional Office of Education #33 GED Testing
121 S Prairie St | Suite 2 | Galesburg | Illinois 61401 | Phone (309) 345-3828
Heartland Comm. Coll. GED testing
2201 Woodlawn Rd | Lincoln | IL 62656 | Phone (217) 735-1731
Spoon River College-Macomb (GED Test Center)
2500 E Jackson St | Macomb | Illinois 61455 | Phone (309) 833-6031
Regional Office of Ed #26-Macomb (HiSET)
130 S Lafayette St | Suite 200 | Macomb | IL 61455 | Phone (309) 575-3229
Heartland Community Coll. (GED)
1500 W Raab Rd | Normal | Illinois 61761 | Phone (309) 268-8050
IVCC Testing Center GED Testing
815 N Orlando Smith Road | Oglesby | IL 61348 | Phone (815) 224-0542
Tazewell County Regional Office of Education (GED)
414 Court St | Suite 100 | Pekin | IL 61554 | Phone (309) 477-2290
Go to this post: GED Testing in Illinois if you want to read more about HiSET-GED testing in the state of Illinois and to learn about the recently reduced testing fees in the state.
Online HiSET and GED tests introduced
Taking one of the Illinois high school equivalency tests (HiSET, GED) over the internet was until recently not an option. The tests were just not available online. To acquire your GED diploma, you needed to come to an official testing site and sit for the tests personally.
Well, that has changed! Both the HiSET and GED exams have introduced an online version using an online proctor. If you want to read more, go to online GED exam introduced, and HiSET-At-Home test introduced.
Last Updated on September 3, 2020.