In this article, you can find all GED or HiSET prep sites and testing centers in the Pittsfield region. Massachusetts is using two options for the state’s High School Equivalency testing program, the HiSET and GED exams.
Both tests can now be taken online and at certified testing facilities.
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The exams offer adults who did not accomplish high school the chance to acquire an equivalent degree.
Both tests measure basic knowledge at a level comparable to what students usually learn in four years of high school.
The GED® has four individual subtests in Science, Math, Literacy, and Social Studies that can be taken separately.
There are five HiSET® tests: English reading, English writing, science, social studies, and math that may be taken separately as well.
The GED tests are fully computer-formatted, while the HiSET is offered both on paper and on a computer.
Taking the HiSET or GED exam was, until recently, not possible. Now that has changed with the arrival of both a GED and a HiSET online testing option. Check below for more information.
Pittsfield GED Prep Sites
William Stickney Pittsfield Adult Learning Center
141 North Street | Pittsfield | MA 01201 | Ph: (413) 499 – 9530
Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County
1 Wendell Avenue | Pittsfield | MA 01201 | Ph: (413) 499 – 9487
Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County is located at the Berkshire Athenaeum, main floor.
MASSHire Pittsfield Career Center
160 North Street | Pittsfield | MA 01201 | Ph: (413) 499 – 2220
Helen Berube Teen Parent Program
290 South Street | Pittsfield | MA 01202 | Ph: (413) 443 – 2530
This is an educational program for pregnant and parenting teens that offers daycare on-site.
Berkshire County House of Correction
467 Cheshire Road | Pittsfield | MA 01201 | Ph: (413) 443 – 7220
Not open to the general public
Locations Around Pittsfield (Cities By Alphabet)
C.T. Plunkett Elementary School (North Berkshire Adult Basic Education)
14 Commercial Street | Adams | MA 01220 | Ph: (413) 662 – 5314
North Berkshire Adult Basic Education is providing, among other programs, HSE (high school equivalency) preparation classes. There are also a few new programs available, such as Career Pathways, College, and Career Readiness Skills.
All classes (day- and evening-time) start in September and are offered at three sites in North Berkshire (Adams, North Adams, and Williamstown). GED or HiSET prep classes (including books and study materials) are offered to participating applicants at no cost. To sign up, or for more information, please call North Berkshire Adult Basic education at 413-662-5314.
Tony Clement Education Center (Albany School District)
395 Elk Street | Albany | NY 12206 | Ph: (518) 475 . 6071
All Albany area GED classes <- are listed here
Bennington Tutorial Center (GED)
208 Pleasant Street | Bennington | VT 05201 | Phone: (802) 447 . 0111
Literacy Network of Southern Berkshire (Lee Library)
100 Main Street | Lee | MA 01238 | Ph: (413) 243 – 0471
Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts)
1130 Church Street | North Adams | MA 01247 | Ph: (413) 412-1118 or (413) 662-5314
NBABE is located on the Campus of Drury High School. The entrance is located left of the school’s main entrance (under the overhang Suite A2).
NBABE offers the free Career Pathways Program for qualifying North Adams residents who sign up for the High School Equivalency Completion Program. Vouchers are available to compensate for testing fees, and one-on-one career coaching, college readiness, and employment training are also offered. The program is funded by the city of North Adams.
North Adams Career Center (BerkshireWorks)
37 Main Street | North Adams | MA 01247 | Ph: (413) 663 – 1111
For referrals and advice only
Milne Public Library (Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education)
1095 Main Street | Williamstown | MA 01267 | Ph: (413) 662 – 5314
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GED And HiSET Online Testing Options
It was never possible to take the GED or HiSET exam over the internet. That is, until recently! Both exams were offered only at state-designated, official test centers. Recently, however, we’ve seen the arrival of a new, online, proctored testing format for both exams.
To read more about the new online ‘HiSET-Exam-At-Home’ option, visit: ‘Introducing the online HiSET test.’ For more detailed information about the newly introduced online GED testing option, check out this article: ‘Introducing the online GED exam.’GED vs. HiSET
Massachusetts’ Department of Elementary & Secondary Education announced that the state covers the fees of GED and HiSET testing. Check here for more details and to learn about promo codes.
Pittsfield Area Testing Sites
From Pittsfield, Cities by Alphabet
Berkshire Comm. College GED or HiSET testing
1350 West Street | Pittsfield | MA 01201 | Phone (413) 236-1655/1656
Capital Region BOCES (GED)
900 Watervliet Shaker Road |Albany | NY 12205 | Phone: (518) 862.4791
Check here for all Albany GED testing options
Tutorial Center Bennington (GED)
208 Pleasant Street | Bennington | VT 05201 | Phone (802) 447-0111
Berkshire Community College-Great Barrington South County Center (HiSET)
343 Main Street | Great Barrington | MA 01230 | Phone (413) 236-1656
Greenfield Comm. Coll. GED & HiSET Testing
One College Drive | Greenfield | MA 01301 | Phone (413) 775-1821
James House Community Learning Center HiSET Testing
42 Gothic Street | Northampton | MA 01060 | Phone (413) 552-2292