This article lists all GED® prep facilities and testing sites in the Suffolk region. Virginia uses the computer-based GED exam for its HSE (high school equivalency) testing program.
GED testing is available at state-approved test centers and online.
The GED program is developed for persons who quit high school prematurely and offers them the chance to earn an equivalent credential.
The GED exam has four modules (subtests) in these academic areas: Science, Social Studies, Math, and Literacy.
You can opt to sit for the four GED subtests one at a time. There’s no need to take it all in one session.
The GED test assesses skills and knowledge at a level that’s similar to that of graduating HS students.
To learn about the recently launched online GED testing option, check the information below at the bottom of this post.
Suffolk GED prep locations
The Pruden Center for Industry and Technology (Center for Lifelong Learning)
4169 Pruden Boulevard – Suffolk – Virginia 23434 – Phone 757.925.5651
Faith Temple Apostolic Church (Pruden Center)
476 Wellons Street – Suffolk – Virginia 23434 – Phone 757.925.5651
Suffolk Workforce Center (Pruden Center)
157 N Main Street – Suffolk – Virginia 23434 – Phone 757.925.5651
Saint Mary Church of God in Christ GED Classes
3637 Nansemond Parkway – Suffolk – Virginia 23435 – Phone 757.538.0155
Redevelopment and Housing Authority-Suffolk
530 E Pinner Street – Suffolk – Virginia 23434 – Phone 757.539.2100
Western Tidewater Regional Jail GED Program
2402 Godwin Boulevard – Suffolk – VA 23434 – Phone: 757.539.3119
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GED prep sites around Suffolk (cities by alphabet)
Carrollton Library (Pruden Ctr)
14362 New Towne Haven Ln – Carrollton – Virginia 23314 – Phone 757.925.5651
Chesapeake GED Education
369 Battlefield Boulevard – Chesapeake – Virginia 23322 – Phone 757.482.5680
For all Chesapeake locations go to this page
Surry County High (Southside Adult Ed.)
1675 Hollybush Road – Dendron – Virginia 23839 – Phone 757.267.2976
Paul D. Camp Community College (Franklin Campus)
100 N College Drive – Franklin – Virginia 23851 – Phone 757.569.6790
Camptown Parks & Recreation Ctr (Prudent Ctr.)
33475 Carver Rd – Franklin – Virginia 23851 – Phone 757.925.5651
IOW Department of Social Services (The Pruden Center)
17100 Monument Circle – Isle of Wight – Virginia 23397 – Phone 757.925.5651
Pathway to Life
936 S Church St – Smithfield – Virginia 23314 – Phone 757.356.9727 (x 727)
Smithfield High School (Pruden Ctr)
14171 Turner Dr – Smithfield – Virginia 23430 – Phone 757.925.5651
PDCCC (Pruden Ctr)
253 James St – Smithfield – Virginia 23430 – Phone 757.925.5651
Jersey Park (Pruden Ctr)
775 Wrenn Rd – Smithfield – Virginia 23430 – Phone 757.925.5651
Smithfield Packing Company (Pruden Ctr)
1911 S Church St – Smithfield – Virginia 23430 – Phone 757.925.5651
Christian Home Baptist Church (Pruden Ctr)
20123 Longview Dr – Windsor – Virginia 23487 – Phone 757.925.5651
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Suffolk area GED testing centers
The College & Career Academy @ Pruden
4169 Pruden Blvd, Suffolk, Virginia 23434, Phone 757.925.5651
Chesapeake Public Schools GED testing
369 South Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322, Phone 757.482.5680
Tidewater Comm. College GED Test Center
300 Granby St, Suite 2505, Norfolk, Virginia 23510, Phone 757.822.1310
For all Norfolk locations, click here
Portsmouth GED Testing Center
2801 Turnpike Rd, Portsmouth, Virginia 23707, Phone 757.393.8822
To find out if you qualify, check out the page GED testing in Virginia.
The certificate that is rewarded after successfully passing the Virginia GED exam is generally accepted as equivalent to a high school diploma by state and federal authorities, employers, and universities throughout the nation. The four GED tests examine elementary capabilities and knowledge that students learn in high school.
The GED exam is computer-formatted and you will be given about 7.5 hours to complete everything, but don’t worry about the time. You have the freedom to prepare for and take the four subject area tests one by one. When you think you are well prepared, just take that one test, and when you’ve passed that part, move on to the next section.
The passing score for each of the modules is 145 on a 100-200 scale. If you are thinking about earning your GED credential, check out everything at GED.com. You need to register at MyGED, where you can set up your account for everything related to the GED exam.
Welcoming an online GED testing option
Until recently, you never had the choice to take the GED exam in an online format. If you wanted to secure your Virginia GED degree, you were always required to present yourself at an official, state-approved Virginia GED testing site.
But now we’ve seen the launch of online GED testing. Students who qualify are allowed to sit for the four GED modules from the comfort of their homes. An online proctor monitors if the testing activities are in accordance with some strict rules and regulations. To learn more, go to Welcoming an online GED testing option.
Last Updated on January 20, 2021.