This post lets you discover all GED® class locations and test centers in the Santa Fe region. New Mexico is using two options for high school equivalency (HSE) testing, the GED exam and the HiSET®.
Both exams are available online and at certified HSE testing facilities.
The GED is totally computer-based while the HiSET can be done both on a computer and on paper.
Both HSE exams are measuring academic knowledge at the level of graduating HS seniors.
The HSE program provides adults who didn’t have the chance to finish high school another opportunity to secure an equivalent diploma.
The GED comes with four independent tests (modules) that can be taken one test at a time.
The four testing GED fields are Mathematics, Literacy, Social Studies, and Science.
The HiSET exam contains five subtests (literacy includes individual writing and reading tests) that are offered separately, too.
In the past, taking the HiSET or GED exam in an online format was not possible. It was only available at certified test centers. Now, this has changed. For information about the new online HiSET and GED testing formats, check the bottom of this post.
Santa Fe GED prep classes
Santa Fe Community College-Adult Career Education
6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87508, Phone: 505-428-1356/1433
SFCC offers prep classes to help students prepare for both state-approved tests, the GED and HiSET. Classes are offered at various times in the evenings, afternoons, and mornings, and also on Saturdays. Classes are in English and Spanish.
SFCC’s Adult Education Department also offers students the opportunity to earn a GED while, at the same time, working toward a certificate in education or healthcare. The school’s “Integrated Basic Education & Skills Training Program”, I-BEST, offers certificates in Certified Nursing Assistant, Community Health Worker, Phlebotomy, and Early Childhood Education. For more information, call 505-428-1437.
Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe
6401 S Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87508, Phone: 505-428-1353
NOT a GED program but Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe provides free tutoring in reading, writing, and speaking English. LVSF is located at Santa Fe Community College (Room 514A near the school’s Adult Basic Education Department).
Babel Education-Santa Fe
3216-A Richards Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87507, Phone: 505-204-4361
NOT a GED program but non-profit organization Babel provides language learning courses, and professional development programs for teachers. The agency also organizes seminars to stimulate bilingualism in general. Available are also classes in ESL (English as a Second Language), Spanish, Citizenship, as well as Literacy-based classes and teacher training. Though Babel does not offer GED classes, it can be a great help for non-native English speakers.
Santa FE YouthBuild (Youthworks)
1504 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Phone: 505-989-1855
SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.
2516 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Phone: 505-473-0428
4985 Airport Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507, Phone: 505-424-9789/724-4670
Locations around Santa Fe (cities by alphabet)
Central NM Community Coll. Adult Education
525 Buena Vista Drive SE – Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106, 505.224.4306
For all options go to our Albuquerque area page
Clayton Public Library (Online Resources)
17 Chestnut Street, Clayton, NM 88415, Phone: 575-374-9423
Cochiti Community Library (Online Study Materials)
255 Cochiti Street, Cochiti Pueblo, NM 87072, Phone: 505-465-3115/2885
Northern New Mexico College Adult Education
921 N Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532, Phone: 505-747-929-5000/5001
Northern New Mexico College also offers the HEP program to support farmworkers (main Montoya Building, Room AD 115). The school accepts just 80 students annually in this program and travel, meal, and scholarship stipends are available to qualifying students. Please call 505-747-2195/5031 for more information.
Santo Domingo Community Library (Online)
1 Tesuque Street – Kewa Pueblo – NM 87052 – Phone: 505-465-2214 x 2211
El Valle De Anton Chico Library (LCC)
Highway 386 West (Main St) – La Loma – NM 87724 – Phone: 575-427-2665
Luna Community College (LCC) College & Career Readiness Institute
366 Luna Drive, Las Vegas, NM 87701, Phone: 505-454-2564/5307
The school offers GED preparation at sites in Las Vegas, Mora, Springer, and Santa Rosa
Los Alamos Adult Learning Center (UNM)
4000 University Dr, Los Alamos, NM 87544, Phone: 505-662-0338
The ALC offers GED classes in Pojoaque, Bernalillo, Sangre de Cristo House, the Delancey Street Foundation, Buffalo Thunder, and Cuba. For more information, call 505-662-0338.
David Cargo Public Library (Luna Community College)
Highway 518, Mora, NM 87732, Phone: 575-387-5029
Ohkay Owingeh Adult Basic Education
352 Po’pay Avenue, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, NM 87566, Phone: 505-747-2195
Pojoaque Valley Adult Basic Education (NNMC, @ Pojoaque Middle School)
1574 State Road 502 W, Pojoaque, NM 87506, Phone: 505-747-2195/662-0338
Raton City Library (LCC)
244 Cook Avenue, Raton, NM 87740, Phone: 575-445-9711
Luna Community Colege-Santa Rosa
213 S 4th Street – Santa Rosa – New Mexico 88435 – Phone: 575.472.1400 or 505-454-5307
Luna Community College-Springer Satellite
516 Maxwell Avenue, Springer, NM 87747, Phone: 575-483-5009 or 505-454-5307
Taos Education and Career Center at UNM-Taos
115 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM 87571, Phone: 575-737-3730
UNM-Taos offers an ABE (Adult Basic Education) program which includes GED (General Education Development) prep classes in English and Spanish, as well as ESL (English as a Second Language) for students aged 16 and older. If you did not finish high school and want to earn your GED diploma to get a better job or want to be ready for college, the GED program is your ticket.
Bridges Project for Education
630 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571, Phone: 575-758-5074
NOT a GED program but the Bridges Project provides free support programs for students of all ages and college counseling. Students get help with financial aid and applications.
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
1203 King Drive, Suite 3, Taos, NM 87571, Phone: 575-751-1420
Chama Valley Adult Basic Education (NNMC)
1 Main Street, State Road 162, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575, Phone: 575-756-4761/588-9232
Rio Arriba County Detention Center GED Program
2 Main Street, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575, Phone: 505-747-2195
Not publicly available
Villanueva Community Center (LCC)
11 Los Pueblos Road, Villanueva, NM 87583, Phone: 505-454-5307
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Launching online GED and HiSET testing options
Taking the GED or HiSET exam via the internet was not possible. You were required to come, in person, to one of New Mexico’s official testing sites. The HSE test was just not offered online. Recently, however, we witnessed a great development with the introduction of online GED and HiSET formats.
To sit for the HSE exam from the comfort of your home, you must have a good and reliable internet connection and a proctor will see if all occurs in line with the regulations.
To learn more about the online HiSET-At-Home testing option, check out ‘Welcoming an online HiSET testing option’ and if you want to learn more details about the recently launched online GED test-taking option, visit ‘Introducing an online GED test-taking option’.
Santa Fe area GED testing centers
From Santa Fe, Cities in Alphabetical Order
Santa Fe Community College (GED/HiSET)
6401 S Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87508, Phone: 505-428-1625
Central New Mexico Comm College (GED)
5600 Eagle Rock Avenue- Albuquerque – NM 87113 – Ph: (505) 224.5263
You can find more options on our Albuquerque area page
Northern New Mexico University (HiSET)
921 Paseo De Onate, Espanola, NM 87532, Phone: 505-747-2154
New Mexico Highlands University (Highlands Felix Martinez Building, Suite 130, HiSET)
800 University Avenue, Las Vegas, NM 87701, Phone: 505-454-3252/3188
1157 County Road 110, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557, Phone: 575-737-3695
Center for Sustainable Community (HiSET)
130 Park Avenue, Raton, NM 87740, Phone: 575-245-9000
Central New Mexico Comm Coll GED/HiSET Test Center
2601 Campus Boulevard NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144, Phone: 505-224-4912
Last Updated on September 12, 2021.