GED Classes Richmond, Virginia

Here we post a complete overview of GED® classes and testing facilities in the Richmond region.

Virginia is using the computer-formatted GED exam for high school equivalency (HSE) testing.

HSE testing helps adults who quit high school prematurely obtain an equivalent credential.

The GED (General Education Development) exam includes four subtests in Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

You are allowed maximally two years to pass these four subtests.

Testing must be done at an official Virginia GED test center. Online GED testing is not possible.

Richmond GED prep classes (by ZIP)

GED Virginia Requirements

Reynolds Community College (Downtown Campus)
700 East Jackson St, Richmond, VA 23219, Ph: 804-523-5029

Adult Career Development Ctr
119 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220, Ph: 804-780-8311

North Avenue Branch Library
2901 North Ave, Richmond, VA 23222, Ph: 804-767-6148

Sacred Heart Center
1400 Perry St, Richmond, VA 23224, Ph: 804-230-4399
Sacred Heart Center offers GED Prep classes only in Spanish

Goodwill of Central Virginia
6301 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23225, Ph: 804-745-6300

Reynolds Community College (Parham Road Campus)
1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228, Ph: 804-523-5029

Richmond Adult Technical Center
2020 Westwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23230, Phone: 804-780-6237

Virginia Adult Learning Resource Ctr
3600 W Broad St, Suite 669, Richmond, VA 23230, Ph: 877-376-9433

Region 15 Adult & Continuing Education
2015 Seddon Way, Room 205, Richmond, VA 23230, Ph: 804-780-6039

Adult Evening Technical Center
2015 Seddon Way, Richmond, VA 23232, Ph: 804-780-6272

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Locations around Richmond (cities by alphabet)

Southside Virginia Comm. College (Christanna Campus)
109 Campus Dr, Alberta, VA 23821, Ph: 434-736-2048/949-1090
Classes are offered at various sites throughout Southside Virginia. For more information on locations near you, check this listing or call the school.

Bryant Alternative HS GED Classes
2709 Popkins Ln, Alexandria, VA  22306, Ph: 703-660-2001
Check out all Alexandria area locations here: GED Courses in the Alexandria area

Amelia EOC Building (SVCC)
16360 Dunn St, Amelia, VA 23002, Ph: 434-736-2048

Amelia Middle School Library
8740 Otterburn Road, Amelia Court House, VA 23002, Ph: 804-400-4057

Ashland Library (Hanover Co. Adult Education)
201 S Railroad Avenue in Ashland, VA 23005, Ph: 804-723-3471

Occupational Technical Center-Pickett Park (Southside Virginia Community College)
1041 West 10th St, Blackstone, VA 23824, Ph: 434-292-3101/736-2048

Goodwill Blackstone (SVCC)
1213 S Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824, Ph: 434-736-2048

The Louis Spenser Epes Library (Nottoway County Literacy Program)
415 S Main St, Blackstone, VA 23824, Phone: 434-645-9594

Caroline Literacy Council
17202 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA 22427, Ph: 804-633-6184

Burkeville Library (Nottoway Co. Literacy Project)
114 Agnew St, Burkeville, VA 23922, Ph: 434-645-9594

Charles City High 
10039 Courthouse Rd, Charles City, VA 23030, Ph: 804-780-6039

Charlotte Learning Center-Literacy Program
395 B Thomas Jefferson Hwy, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923, Ph: 434-542-5782/434-736-2048

Charlottesville Ad. Learning Center GED Classes
935 Second Street SE – Charlottesville – Virginia 22902 – Phone: 434.245.2817
If you want to check out all Charlottesville area classes see Charlottesville GED Programs

Estes Community Center (Southside Virginia Community Coll.)
316 North Main St, Chase City, VA 23924, Ph: 434-372-0194

John Tyler Community College
13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester, VA 23831, Ph: 804-706-5096

Chesterfield County Adult Continuing Education
10101 Courthouse Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832, Ph: 804-768-6140

Omega Learning Center Chesterfield
7061 Commons Plaza, Chesterfield, VA 23832, Ph: 804-778-7868

Colonial Heights High School (Southside Adult Education)
3600 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834, Ph: 804-733-2670

Crewe Library (Nottoway County Literacy Project)
414 Tyler St, Crewe, VA 23930, Ph: 434-645-9594

Crewe Library (SVCC)
400 Tyler St, Crewe, VA 23930, Ph: 434-736-2048

Cumberland County Community Center (Southside Virginia Comm. Coll.)
1874 Anderson Hwy, Cumberland, VA 23040, Ph: 804-400-4057/434-736-2048

Historic Southside High School Education Center
12318 Boydton Plank Rd, Dinwiddie, VA 23841, Ph: 804-469-2092
Please use the entrance in the back of the 2nd building

Southside Virginia Community College Education Center
1300 Greensville Co. Circle, Emporia, VA 23847, Ph: 434-634-9358

Prince Edward County High
35 Eagle Dr, Farmville, VA 23901, Ph: 434-315-2140

SVCC Practical Nursing Building at the Woodland
1803 Cobb Sr, Farmville, VA 23901, Ph: 434-736-2048

Fredericksburg Literacy Alliance
1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, Ph: 540-372-1144
For all Fredericksburg-area locations check out this page

Glen Allen Huntington Learning Ctr
10138 W Broad St, Glen Allen, VA 23060, Ph: 804-270-6000

Reynolds Community College
1851 Dickinson Rd, Goochland, VA 23063, Ph: Ph: 804-523-5029

Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services (daytime classes)
3001 River Rd, Goochland, VA 23063, Ph: 804-780-6039

Goochland County School Board (evening classes)
2938 River Rd W, Goochland, VA 23063, Ph: 804-780-6039

Virginia Correctional Center for Women GED Program
2841 River Rd W, Goochland, VA 23063, Ph: 804-784-3582
Not publicly available

Henrico Adult Education (Mt. Vernon Complex)
7850 Carousel Ln, Henrico, VA 23294, Ph: 804-527-4660

Henrico Co. Adult Education Center
201 E Nine Mile Rd, Highland Springs, VA 23075, Ph: 804-328-4095

Woodlawn Learning Center
1100 Dinwiddie Ave, Hopewell, VA 23860, Ph: 804-541-6471

Amelia-Nottoway Technical Center (Nottoway County Schools)
148 Vo-Tech Rd, Jetersville, VA 23083, Ph: 434-293-5300

Ripberger Library (SVCC)
117 S Broad St, Kenbridge, VA 23944, Ph: 434-676-3456/736-2048
Mondays & Tuesdays from 5 – 8 p.m.

Southside Virginia Community College (Middle College Building – Daniel Campus)
200 Daniel Rd, Keysville, VA 23947, Ph: 434-736-2048

Rappahannock Comm. College (Kilmarnock Center)
447 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, Ph: 804-435-8973

Middle Peninsula R.A.C.E. (Acquinton Elementary School)
18550 King William Rd, King William, VA 23086, Ph: 804-769-1156 / 888-769-1151

Northern Neck Adult Education Program
2172 Northumberland Hwy, Lottsburg, VA 22511, Ph: 804-580-3152

Georgetown School (Hanover Co. Adult Education)
10000 Learning Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23116, Ph: 804-723-3471

Pamunkey Library Mechanicsville Branch (Hanover Co. Adult Education)
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place, Mechanicsville, VA 23116, Ph: 804-723-3471

Chesterfield Learning Center
4826 Market Square Lane, Midlothian, VA 23112, Ph: 804-739-0861

Bowling Green Library (RARAE)
17202 Richmond Tpke, Milford, VA 22514, Ph: 540-898-8165

GED ROCS (New Kent County High School)
7501 Egypt Road, New Kent, VA 23124, Ph: 804-780-6039

Newport News GED Classes
4600 Huntington Avenue – Newport News – VA 23607 – Ph: 757.928.6765
Find all Newport News area classes here: Newport News GED Courses

Tri-City Literacy Council
1766 Flank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805, Ph: 804-862-9262

Gillfield Baptist Church (Southside Adult Education)
209 Perry St, Petersburg, VA 23803, Ph: 804-862-7022

Petersburg High School (Southside Adult Education)
3101 Johnson Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805, Ph: 804-862-7022

Powhatan High School Adult Education
1800 Jude’s Ferry Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139, Ph: 804-780-6039

Powhatan Library GED Classes
2270 Mann Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139, Ph: 804-780-6039

Southside Ad. Continuing Education
6610 Commons Dr, Suite 101, Prince George, VA 23875, Ph: 800-321-6081

Prince George High School (Southside Adult Education)
7801 Laurel Spring Rd, Prince George, VA 23875, 804-733-2720

Ladysmith Library (Rappahannock Area Regional Ad. Ed. – RARAE)
7199 Clara Smith Dr, Ruther Glen, VA 22546, Ph: 540-898-8165

Middlesex High (Middle Peninsula R.A.C.E)
454 Gen. Puller Highway, Saluda, Virginia 23149, Ph: 804-769-1151

Job Assistance Center (Middle Peninsula R.A.C.E.)
Centerville Rd, Shacklefords, Virginia 23156, Ph: 804-769-1151

South Boston Higher Education Center (Southside Virginia CC)
820 Bruce St, South Boston, VA 24581, Ph: 804-400-4057

Lake Co. Advanced Knowledge Ctr (Southside Virginia Community College)
118 E Danville St, South Hill, VA 23970, Ph: 434-955-2252

Middle Peninsula R.A.C.E. Program
109 Cross St, Tappahannock, VA 22560, Ph: 888-769-1151

Victoria Library (SVCC)
1417 7th St, Victoria, VA 23974, Ph: 434-696-3416/736-2048
Mondays & Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – Noon.

Rappahannock Community College (Warsaw Center)
52 Campus Dr, Warsaw, VA 22572, Ph: 804-333-6829

Northern Neck Technical Center GED Classes
13946 Historyland Hwy, Warsaw, VA 22572, Ph: 804-333-4940

See also the post on Norfolk GED Programs

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Richmond area GED testing centers

Richmond City Public Schools
119 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220, Ph: 804-780-8311

Southside Virginia Community College
109 Campus Dr, Alberta, VA 23821, Ph: 434-949-1090

Occupational Tech Center at Pickett Park (SVCC)
1041 West 10th St, Blackstone, VA 23824, Ph: 434-949-1090

Estes Community Center (SVCC)
316 North Main St, Chase City, VA 23924, Ph: 434-949-1090

Chesterfield Technical Center
10101 Courthouse Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832, Ph: 804-768-6140

Goochland Circuit Court
2938 River Rd W, Goochland, VA 23063, Ph: 804-556-5610

Henrico County Adult Education Center
201 E Nine Mile Rd, Highland Springs, VA 23075, Ph: 804-328-4095

Rappahannock Comm. College Kilmarnock Center
447 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, Ph: 804-435-8973

Middle Peninsula RACE
18550 King William Rd, King William, VA 23086, Ph: 804-769-1151

Louisa County Public Schools
1009 Davis Hwy, Mineral, VA 23117, Ph: 540-894-5457

Lake County Advanced Knowledge Center (SVCC)
118 E Danville Rd, South Hill, VA 23970, Ph: 434-949-1090

Take also a look at Roanoke GED Classes

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Who is the GED exam for?

The  GED program was developed in order to help adults boost their professional possibilities and to give them the chance to get into higher education. In the US there are millions of persons who never completed high school, and the GED program is specifically meant for them. Completing the GED exam successfully will lead to better job opportunities and unlock doors of colleges and universities. To obtain a better future, each year, more than half a million people accomplish the GED exam, and you may very well be one of them. For qualification, details check out GED Virginia testing criteria.

Adjusted scoring

Two years after its introduction, it was decided to bring back the GED passing score with 5 points to 145 on each of the four tests because the passing standard had apparently been set too high initially. More information can be read here, and check out additionally this link towards all GED prep and test sites in America.

Must I take all tests at once?

No, you do not. The battery of four tests will take you around seven and a half hours to complete, usually divided over several days, but you now can take one (or more) of the four GED tests whenever you are well-prepared, you don’t need to take everything in one time. Your scores will count for two years from the moment of your first registration. Nowadays, a high school diploma (or equivalent) is certainly the minimum degree you’ll require for almost any type of work and it is required for admission to most universities and colleges.

GED passing score

The score you need to pass the exam is 145 points on every one of the four tests, so you cannot score that 580 points in total. Scores are measured on a 100-200 scale.

100-144: below passing
145-164: high school equivalency passing score
165-174: college ready passing score
175-200: college ready plus credit score

Can I take the GED exam online?

No, you can not. The GED exam is not offered via the internet, you must show up personally at one of Virginia’s official GED testing sites. Preparation and taking GED practice tests over the internet is actually a great option, but the actual tests are not available online, you must go to a testing site in person, and please remember to bring a good identification document!

Websites trying to make you believe something different are a scam! Online-acquired documents are worthless and are sure to be rejected by schools and employers. Getting all set for the GED tests using online courses is fine, and you may also take advantage of the free GED video program that’s offered on this website.

GED advantages

There were initially concerns that older adults would experience much trouble with the computer-based GED exam because they typically are not so familiarized with working on computers. Younger adults are more used to doing this. Still, recent GED organization studies indicated that this was not a real issue.

Another advantage is that now registration has become much easier and that now the test results are available right after the exam. In the old situation, students had to wait at least two weeks to learn their scores. Good preparation has become more important than ever before. Take advantage of everything you can find so you can sit for the GED exam confidently.

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