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GED Classes San Bernardino, California

This post informs you about all locations where GED® preparation is offered in the San Bernardino, California, area. Testing sites are listed too.

Multiple options

In California, adults who want to get hold of their High School Equivalency (HSE) credential now are offered three alternative ways to earn the diploma. Besides the computer-based GED® (offered on computer only), Californians can also take the TASC and the HiSET exams that are not only cheaper than the new GED exam, but also still available in a paper-based format for a few more years.

GED passing score

Testing Centers can decide which exam(s) they are using so please be advised by a test site near you to find out what exam they use. To learn all about the recently (early 2016) adjusted GED pass score, it went down from 150 points to 145, please go to our GED News posts. The TASC and the HiSET still have five tests on the subjects of Math, Science, Social Studies, Writing, and Reading. For qualification criteria, you can go to GED in California. Check also our entirely free practice tests for your GED exam.

GED prep locations in San Bernardino (by ZIP)

GED Requirements in California

San Bernardino Employment and Training Agency
600 N Arrowhead Ave – Ste 300 – San Bernardino – CA 92401 – Phone: (909) 888.7881

C.O.P.E. (Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement)
600 N Arrowhead Ave – Ste 300 – San Bernardino – CA 92401 – Phone: (909) 888.7881 x 1252

San Bernardino Adult School
1200 N E Street – San Bernardino – CA 92405 – Phone: (909) 388.6000 x 266

Provisional Accelerated Learning Academy (PAL Center) / HSE Program
2450 Blake St – San Bernardino – CA 92407 – Phone: (909) 887.7002

The Rock Church and World Outreach Center 
2345 S Waterman Avenue – San Bernardino – CA 92408, Phone: (909) 825.8887

Center for Employment Training
1430 Cooley Court – San Bernardino – CA 92408 – Phone: (909) 478.3818
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Center for Employment Training
1430 Cooley Court – San Bernardino – CA 92408 – Phone: (909) 478.3818

Operation Hand Up
2345 S Waterman Ave – San Bernardino – CA 92408 – Phone: (909) 835.1313

Jack L. Hill Lifelong Learning Center (Norman F. Feldheym Library)
555 West 6th Street – San Bernardino – CA 92410 – Phone: (909) 381.8201

YouthBuild Inland Empire 
2750 West 2nd St – San Bernardino – CA 92410 – Phone: (909) 890.9106

San Bernardino TAY Center
700 E Gilbert Street – San Bernardino – CA 92415 – Phone: (909) 387.7194

Inland Empire Job Corps Center
3173 Kerry Street – San Bernardino – CA 92427 – Phone: (909) 887.6305

Any updates required? Is a site not listed? Our contact page can be found here.

GED Requirements in California

Locations around San Bernardino (cities by alphabet)

Dr. Milo P. Johnson Center for Learning (Come Back Kids Program)
671 N Florida Ave (Room C-4) – Banning – CA 92220 – Phone: (1-877) 726.3225

Banning Adult School
541 N Alessandro Rd – Banning – CA 92220 – Phone: (951) 922.2740

Beaumont Library HSE Classes
125 East 8th St – Beaumont – CA 92223 – Phone: (951) 845.1357

Beaumont Ad. School HSE Program 
1575 Cherry Ave – Beaumont – CA 92223 – Phone: (951) 845.6012

Read To Learn Adult Literacy Program
41930 Garstin Drive – Big Bear Lake – CA 92315 – Phone: (909) 866.4512

Lake Arrowhead Literacy
27235 Highway 189 – Blue Jay – CA 92317 – Phone: (909) 337.5420

Washington Alt. High School
900 East C Street – Colton – CA 92324 – Phone: (909) 589.5011

Colton Center for Employment Training
1099 N Pepper Avenue – Colton – CA 92324 – Phone: (909) 478.3818

Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center
18000 Institution Road – Devore – CA 92407 – Phone: (909) 473.3689

Adult Evening HS Fontana
10755 Oleander Avenue – Fontana – CA 92337 – Phone: (909) 357.5490

Fontana Adult School
9453 Citrus Avenue – Fontana – CA 92335 – Phone: (909) 357.5555

El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center (Fountain of Truth Church)
5401 Citrus Avenue – Fontana – CA 92336 – Phone: (909) 884.3735

CityLink Classes (Water of Life Community Church)
16779 Spring Street – Fontana – CA 92335 – Phone: (909) 463.0103

Chaffey Adult School HSE Classes 
1802 East 7th St – Ontario – California 91764 – Ph: (909) 391.5365
For all Ontario region HSE programs visit: GED courses in and around Ontario CA

Redlands Adult School
10568 California Street – Redlands – CA 92373 – Phone: (909) 748.6930

The Blessing Center
760 E. Stuart Avenue – Redlands – CA 92374 – Phone: (909) 793.5677

Rialto Adult School
266 W Randall Avenue – Rialto – CA 92376 – Phone: (909) 820.7785

Riverside Ad. Education HSE Classes
6735 Magnolia Avenue – Riverside – CA 92506 – Phone: (951) 788.7185
Check out all Riverside area HSE preparation courses here: GED programs in the Riverside area

Yucaipa Adult School GED Program
35948 Susan St – Yucaipa – CA 92399 – Phone: (909) 790.8580

Yucaipa Adult School GED
12787 Third St – Yucaipa – CA 92399 – Phone: (909) 797.0121

GED Requirements in California

San Bernardino area GED Test Centers

San Bernardino Adult School
1200 N E Street – San Bernardino – CA 92405 – Phone: (909) 388.6000

Fontana Adult Evening High School
10755 Oleander Avenue – Fontana – CA 92337 – Phone (909) 357.5490

Redlands Adult School
10568 California Street – Redlands – CA 92373 – Phone: (909) 748.6930

Yucaipa CA Adult School GED
35948 Susan St – Yucaipa – CA 92399 – Phone: (909) 790.8580

You may also take a look at GED classes in the greater LA area

GED Requirements in California

GED – the beginning

The GED (General Education Development) program is a high school equivalency (HSE) exam for adults who don’t have a high school diploma. The program is administrated by GEDTS (GED Testing Service) and was originally established during the Second World War to offer returning veterans.

These mostly young adults who went to war before finishing high school were given the opportunity to finish their high school education so they could go to college or become active members of the American workforce. A few years later, civilians could take the GED exam as well, and in the years 1950 – 1980 they used the GED exam mostly to improve their results for professional goals.

The new GED exam

Over the last decades, the General Education Development program was updated three times to get and stay in line with educational and professional changes and requirements (1988, 2002, and 2014), but the most impressive and comprehensive changes came with the most recent revision that was implemented at the beginning of 2014. The GED exam is now fully “digitalized” (offered only on a computer), it is brought in line with the Common Core Education Standards. and is again a trustworthy alternative to a high school diploma for educational institutions and employers.

TASC-HiSET alternatives

California additionally introduced two nationally available HSE (High School Equivalency) exams, the TASC and the HiSET. These exams are offered on paper and on a computer, whereas the new GED is only offered computer-based. They have five sub-tests and are cheaper than the GED exam. Testing centers are free to choose which of the three (or multiple) exams they use, so get properly informed to avoid disappointment.

GED and your future

Today there are more than 4 million American jobs that still are unfilled, and most of these positions require candidates to hold at least a high school or equivalent education (GED/HiSET/TASC diploma). The shortfall of sufficiently trained individuals affects our economy in a very negative way, it could be running far better, especially when you know there are almost 39 million American adults who don’t hold a secondary education degree (high school or GED diploma).

When you earn your High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma, GED/TASC/HiSET exam, you will have a great chance to secure one of those better-paying positions. Getting your HSE credential will enable you to boost your personal income, to better take care of your family, while you will be supporting the American economy at the same time. Earning your GED diploma is a great step towards a better life for you and your loved ones.

Four tests (GED)

The TASC and HiSET still have five testing subject fields, but the new GED exam has combined the writing and reading sections into one Literacy test. The 2014 GED exam now more closely examines what educational organizations and enterprises expect GED graduates to know and understand. The four GED tests are on: Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

To complete the tests, you are allowed these time frames: Literacy: 155 minutes (including a small break), Mathematics: 120 minutes, Science: 90 minutes, and Social Studies: 70 minutes. For those studying online or at home we have reviewed GED prep books. TASC and HiSET have two literacy tests (one on writing and one on reading), so five sub-tests in total. HiSET passing score on each subtest: between 8 and 20 points, between 2 and 6 on the essay, and between 45 and 100 in total. TASC passing score for each one of the five subject tests: between 500 and 800 points (so overall at least 2250), and between 2 and 8 on the essay part.

Who qualifies?

Applicants can take the GED exam if they meet these requirements: they cannot already hold a secondary education degree (high school or GED diploma), they must not be signed up for any other school program, and they must be no younger than 17 and also residents of the state of California. Bear in mind that 17 and 18-year-old applicants must meet more and stricter regulations, so get in touch with a GED test center in your region.

The new GED passing score

On each of the four tests you needed to score at least 150 of 200 possible points, but that’s now 145. So now your overall score must be 580 or higher. Read more here. HiSET and TASC have different passing scores.