GED Classes and Testing Centers Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. uses the computer-formatted GED® exam for HSE (high school equivalency) testing, and listed in this post are all GED prep locations in and around Washington D.C. that will support adults in becoming properly prepared to complete the GED exam successfully.

Modular GED testing

The new GED program contains four subtests (modules) in the academic fields of Literacy, Math, Science, and Social studies. There’s no need to take all four tests in one session. You can do so one by one withing a 2-year window. This website is offering free online instruction to get you ready for the real thing fast, and you can also check out our free practice tests for your GED exam.

Reduced passing score

The new GED exam came with a new scoring system that is measured on a scale that goes from 100 to 200. To pass, you had to attain at least a result of 150 on each subtest, but this score was adjusted downward in early 2016 to 145 per subtest as it appeared to have been set too high at first. All details can be read in this website’s news-related articles.

Washington D.C. GED classes (by ZIP)

Adult Literacy Resource Ctr – M L King Jr Memorial Library
901 G St NW, Rm 300, Washington, DC 20001, Ph: 202-727-1616

Meyer Elementary School – Ad. Education
11th St & Clifton St NW, Washington, DC 20001, Ph: 202-673-7259

Catholic Charities Ad. Education Program
924 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001, Ph: 202-772-4326

Perry School Community Services Center
128 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, Ph: 202-312-7154

Calvary Women’s Services
928 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, Ph: 202-783-6651

Congress Heights Comm. Ad. Education
715 I Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, Ph: 202-484-1264

Notre Dame Education Ctr
330 21st St NE, Washington, DC 20002, Ph: 202-388-5027

Anacostia Community Outreach Center ( Youth & Ad. Education & Training Ctr)
707 24th St NE,  B-Level, Washington, DC 20002, Ph: 202-889-5607

CEET (Center for Empowerment and Employment Training)
600 W Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, Ph: 202-832-4070

Sasha Bruce YouthBuild
9355 Maryland Ave NE, Washington DC 20002, Ph: 202-675-9355

Carlos Rosario Charter School Sonia Gutierrez Campus
514 V Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, Ph: 202-797-4700 ext. 130

Southeast Ministry – GED
212 E Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20003, Ph: 202-562-2636

Paxen Learning Center Washington
2001 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, Ph: 321-615-4636

American Comm. Partnerships
727 15th St NW Suite 350, Washington, DC 20005, Ph: 202-639-8811

Concerned Black Men National
1313 L St NW, Suite 111, Washington, DC 20005, Ph: 202-783-6119

Booker T. Washington Publ. Charter School for Technical Arts 
1346 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009, Ph: 202-232-6090 x 511

Green Door
1623 16Th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, Phone: 202-462-4092

LAYC CA (Latin American Youth Center Career Academy)
3047 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, Ph: 202-319-2228

Carlos Rosario Int’l Public Charter School Harvard Campus
1100 Harvard St NW, Washington, DC 20009, Ph: 202-797-4700 ext. 130

Columbia Heights Youth Build – GED
1474 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009, Ph: 202-518-0601

Community Of Hope – Education Enrichment Program
1417 Belmont St NW, Washington, DC 20009, Ph: 202-232-9091

YouthBuild Public Charter School
3014 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, Ph: 202-319-0141

Next Step Public Charter School
3047 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, Ph: 202-319-2249

LAYC (Latin American Youth Center) Career Academy
3047 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009, Ph: 202-319-2228

YWCA National Capital Area
2303 14th Street NW (Suite 100), Washington, DC 20009, Ph: 202-626-070

Greater Washington Urban League – GED
3501 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010, Ph: 202-265-8200

CHANGE, Inc. (Saturdays)
1413 Park Rd NW, Washington, DC 20010, Ph: 202-387-3725

Spanish Education Development Center
4110 Kansas Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011, Ph: 202-722-4404

Samaritan Ministry Northwest DC Office
1516 Hamilton St NW, Washington, DC 20011, Ph: 202-722-2280

UDC Comm. College – Backus Location Workforce Development
5171 S Dakota Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017, Ph: 202-274-7209

Academy Of Hope (Main Site, Ward 5)
601 Edgewood St NE, Suite 25, Washington, DC 20017, Ph: 202-269-6623 x 111

UDC Comm. College – Shadd Location Workforce Development
5601 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20019, Ph: 202-274-5617

Maya Angelou Young Adult Learning Center (YALC)
5600 E Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20019, Ph: 202-289-8898

Arch Training Ctr
1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, Ph: 202-889-5000

Samaritan Ministry Southeast DC Office
1345 U Street SE, Washington, DC 20020, Ph: 202-889-7702

Anacostia Community Outreach Center ( SW Education & Training Ctr)
100 N Street SW, Washington, DC 20024, Ph: 202-889-5607

PR Harris Education Ctr
4600 Livingston Rd SE, Washington, DC 20032, Ph: 202-274-6999

United Medical Ctr – GED
1310 Southern Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, Ph: 202-574-6854

Living Wages – Washington
4235 4th St, Washington, DC 20032, Ph: 202-574-3962

Southeast Ministry – GED
3111 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, Ph: 202-562-2636

Potomac Job Corps Center
1 DC Village Ln SW, Washington, DC 20032, Ph: 202-574-5000

Covenant House Washington, Work Readiness Ed. & Training
2001 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, Ph: 202-610-9600

Academy of Hope (Ward 8 Site)
421 Alabama Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, Ph: 202-373-0246

Metropolitan School of Professional Studies Catholic University
321 Pangborn Hall, Washington, DC 20064, Ph: 202-319-5256

Washington – Women In The Trades
624 9Th St NW, Washington, DC 20425, Ph: 202-626-0700 x 39

Fed. Bureau Of Prisons
320 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20534, Ph: 202-305-3800

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Locations around D.C. (cities by alphabet)

Prince George’s Comm. College Adult Education Program
7000 Adelphi Rd, Adelphi, MD 20782, Ph: 300-322-0891

T.C. Williams Ad. High School (Alexandria Public Schools)
3330 King St, Rm A 123, Alexandria, VA 22302, Ph 703-824-6845
For a complete overview of Alexandria GED prep classes visit: Alexandria area GED prep classes

OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Center) | Annapolis
1908 Forest Dr, Annapolis, MD 21403, Ph: 410-799-9099
See all Annapolis area GED classes at Annapolis area GED Classes

Virginia Workforce Development Annandale
8333 Little River Tpk – Annandale – Virginia 22003 – Ph: 703-323-3168

Heritage Ctr GED Classes (West Wing)
7611 Little River Tpk – Annandale – Virginia 22003 – Ph: 703 . 503 . 6444

Loudoun County Adult Education GED Program
43711 Partlow Road – Ashburn – Virginia 20147 – Ph: 571 . 252 . 2119
See more Ashburn and Leesburg area GED prep locations here.

Baltimore City Community College – GED Program
600 East Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, Ph: 410 . 986 . 5444
To learn all Baltimore area GED prep locations visit: Baltimore region GED prep sites

Greentree Shelter (The National Center For Children and Families)
6301 Greentree Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817, Ph: 301-365-4480

Prince George’s Co. Public Schools – Community-based Classroom
5150 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg, MD 20710, Ph: 301-952-6280

ACES Learning Center (Adventist Healthcare)
3262 Superior Ln (Suite 206), Bowie, MD 20715, Ph: 877-468-6433

Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
44219 Airport Rd, California, MD 20619, Ph: 301-737-2500

American Rescue Workers Washington DC Corps GED Classes
716 Ritchie Rd, Capitol Heights, MD 20743, Ph: 301-336-6200

United Communities Against Poverty, Inc.
1400 Doewood Ln, Capitol Heights, MD 20731, Ph: 301-322-5700

National Capitol Area Teen Challenge
6900 Central Ave, Capitol Heights, MD 20743, Ph: 240-392-2460

New Life Worship Center
7230 Central Ave, Capitol Heights, MD 20743, Ph: 301-333-2083

Woodson H.S. GED Classes
9525 Main St, Fairfax, Virginia 22032, Ph: 703 . 503 . 6444

Fairfax County Adult High School
4105 Whitacre Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22032, Ph: 703 . 503 . 6407

Montgomery College – Quince Orchard High School Adult Education
15800 Quince Orchard Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, Ph: 240-567-8950

Montgomery College – Ridgeview Middle School
16600 Raven Rock Dr, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, Ph: 240-567-8950

Gaithersburg Elementary School (Montgomery College)
35 N Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, Ph: 240-567-5188

Gaithersburg Business Training Center (Montgomery College)
12 S Summit Ave (4th floor), Gaithersburg, MD 20877, Ph: 240-567-5188

Gaithersburg High School (Montgomery College)
101 Education Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD 20877, Ph: 240-567-5188

Gaithersburg Library (Montgomery College)
18330 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, Ph: 240-567-5188

Gaithersburg Middle School (Montgomery College)
2 Teachers’ Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, Ph: 240-567-5188

Germantown One-Stop Center
12900 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20874, Ph: 301-779-2851

Latin American Youth Center at Germantown / One-Stop Center
12900 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20874, Ph: 301-779-2851

Montgomery College Germantown
20200 Observation Dr, Germantown, MD 20876, Ph: 240-567-8950

Eleanor Roosevelt High School (PGCC)
7601 Hanover Parkway, Greenbelt, MD 20770, Ph: 301-322‐0891

Springhill Lake Recreation Center
6101 Cherrywood Ln, Greenbelt, MD 20770, Phone: 301-345-6660 ext. 2016

Greenbelt Municipal Building
25 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770, Phone: 301-345-6660 ext. 2016

Greenbelt CARES (Liz Park)
25 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770, Phone: 301-345-6660

Herndon High School
700 Bennett St, Herndon, VA 20170, Phone: 703-503-6444

Huntingtown Ad. Education Ctr
4105 Old Town Rd, Huntingtown, Maryland 20639, Ph: 410-535-7382

Northwestern High School (PGCC)
7000 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Ph: 301-322-0891

Hyattsville Library (PGCC)
6530 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Ph: 301-322‐0891

Even Start – Family Literacy
8908 Riggs Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Ph: 301-431-6220

Latin American Youth Center at Langley Park
7411 Riggs Rd, Suite 418, Hyattsville, MD 20783, Ph: 301-431-3121

Prince George’s Community College – Adult Education
301 Largo Rd, Kettering, MD 20774, Phone: 301-322-0891

Landover Sports and Learning Complex (PGCC)
8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD 20785, Ph: 301-322-0891

Prince George’s Comm. Coll. GED Classes
301 Largo Rd, Largo, Maryland 20774, Ph: 301-322-0891

Laurel College Center (PGCC)
312 Marshall Ave, Laurel, MD 20707, Ph: 301-322-0891

Woodland Job Corps Center
3300 Fort Mead Rd, Laurel, MD 20724, Phone: 301-362-6000

The James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center Adult Education
23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Phone: 301-475-0213

Manassas Adult Education
14800 Joplin Road, Manassas, VA 20112, Phone: 703-791-7357
Discover all Manassas area options on this page

Oxon Hill High School (PGCC)
6701 Leyte Dr, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, Ph: 301-322-0891

Latin American Youth Center (Center for Educational Partnership)
6200 Sheridan St, Riverdale, MD 20737, Ph: 301-779-2851

Montgomery College GED Classes
51 Mannakee St, Rockville, MD 20850, Ph: 240-567-5188

Literacy Council of Montgomery County
21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 320, Rockville, MD 20850, Phone: 301-610-0030
Located in the Rockville Memorial Library

15400 Calhoun Dr, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20855, Phone: 301-294-5260

Goodwill of Rockville
15810 Indianola Drive, Rockville, MD 20855, Phone: 800-GOODWILL

Family Discovery Center (FDC)
451 Hungerford Drive, Suite 700, Rockville, Maryland 20850, Phone: 301-424-2989

Certified Learning Centers
11309 Classical Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20901, Ph: 301-685-6370

Family Foremost Center
1109 Spring St, Suite 300, Silver Spring, MD 20901, Ph: 301-585-3424

Howard University Cont. Education 
1100 Wayne Ave, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Ph: 301-608-4100

Montgomery College Ad. Education
11002 Veirs Mill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Ph: 240-567-8169

East County Regional Center (Montgomery College)
3300 Briggs Chaney Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904, Ph: 240-567-5188

Eastern Middle School(Montgomery College)
300 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, MD 20901, Ph: 240-567-5188

John F. Kennedy High School (Montgomery College)
1901 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20902, Ph: 240-567-5188

Montgomery Blair High School (Montgomery College)
51 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, MD 20901, Ph: 240-567-5188

Korean American Comm. Services
969 Thayer Ave, Ste 3, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Ph: 301-589-6470

Latin American Youth Center at Silver Spring
8700 Georgia Ave, Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Ph: 301-495-0441

A. Mario Loiderman Middle School – Montgomery College
12701 Goodhill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906, Ph: 240-567-8950

Montgomery College – Sligo Middle School
1401 Dennis Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902, Ph: 240-567-8950

Adventist Community Cervices of Greater Washington
501 Sligo Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Ph: 301-585-6556

Dominion High School (Loudoun County Adult Education)
21326 Augusta Dr, Sterling, VA 20164, Ph: 571-252-2119

Virginia Workforce Development GED Classes
21335 Signal Hill Pl – Suite 300 – Sterling – VA 20164 – Ph: 703-450- 2551

Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring
7600 Takoma Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912, Ph: 240-567-8950

Crossland High School (PGCC)
6901 Temple Hill Road, Temple Hills, MD 20748, Ph: 301-322‐0891

Lord Fairfax Community College Fauquier Campus
6480 College St, Warrenton, VA 20187, Ph: 540-869-0748

Montgomery College Workforce Development and Continuing Education
11002 Veirs Mill Rd, Room 210, Wheaton, MD 20902, Ph: 240-567-8950

Montgomery College Wheaton Westfield South
11160 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902, Ph: 240-567-8950

Gilchrist Cultural Center (Montgomery College)
2424 Reedie Dr, 2nd Floor, Wheaton, MD 20902, Ph: 240-567-5188
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D.C. area GED testing centers

University DC GED Testing Center
410 8th St NW, Suite 6-601, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: 202 . 274 . 7174

Arlington Public Schools GED Testing
2801 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22201, Phone: 703 . 228 . 7220

Alexandria Public Schools GED Testing
25 S. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, Phone 703 . 461 . 4197

Loudoun Co. Public Schools GED Testing
43711 Partlow Road, Ashburn, Virginia 20147, Phone: 571 . 252 .2119

Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
44219 Airport Rd, California, MD 20619, Phone: 301-737-2500

Parkdale High School
6001 Good Luck Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20737, Ph: 301-513-5700

Parkdale High School
6001 Good Luck Rd, Riverdale Park, MD 20737, Ph: 301-513-5700

Montgomery College
51 Mannakee St, Rockville, MD 20850, Phone: 240-567-5000

GED – D.C. Requirements

  • Age: you need to be 18 years of age. If you are 16 or 17, restrictions apply. See a GED testing site close to you
  • The DC fee is $120 – $30 per subject field
  • Retesting costs $30 per subject
  • You must be a Washington DC resident
  • You are not a high school graduate
  • You do not attend another school program

About once every ten years, the GED test gets an overhaul to make sure it will stay in line with the requirements of modern industries and universities The bar is raised and technological requirements and innovations are incorporated into the test. Don’t forget to check our article about signing up for your GED exam with the My GED website.

The GED exam is available in English, French, and Spanish, and you must take the GED test face-to-face at an official GED testing center. Preparation is essential, do not take the GED exam until you are appropriately prepared. Please notice that the GED test can not be taken via the internet, and websites that offer the GED test or diploma online are false.

Jobs with a GED

At the moment, four million jobs are not filled in the United States and if there continues to be an insufficient number of skilled and qualified workers to fill up this gap, the economy of the country for sure will suffer. Obtaining the GED diploma allows you to secure one of these numerous good positions and lets you do your part in stabilizing our economy.

It also gives you the opportunity to move forward to apprenticeships in skilled labor and well-paying employment. Additionally, the GED diploma qualifies you to get into universities and colleges for academic education. A GED provides you the foundation to develop the knowledge and skills that you will need to secure a better income and a better future for your family.

GED preparation

Studying and preparing for the GED exam has become a necessity, as many multiple-choice questions have been done away with in favor of mathematical questions that are more interactive, and computer-based essays that require critical thinking and social studies skills. The new instructional GED model is more true to life, to better reflect the expectations and requirements of the modern-day workplace. Successful test- takers will now be better equipped to deal with real life situations. For online prep courses, click here.

Is there an online GED exam?

The answer is NO, the GED tests are simply is not available via the Internet. Be mindful, though, that numerous fraudulent websites will tell you differently but they are only after your money. You need to go to an official testing site to sit for the exam. For the many people who did not finish high school, there is a possibility to bridge the gap via the General Education Development (GED) program. After completing the GED exam you will receive the GED diploma or certificate, which is recognized by practically all US employers, government agencies and colleges and universities as equivalent to a high school diploma.

The new GED

The GED exam was recently drastically upgraded by GED Testing Service (a joint venture of the American Council on Education – ACE – and Pearson, a leading education assessment developer) to get in line with the generally accepted Common Core education standards and to better reflect industry practices and higher education’s requirements.

The new GED exam focuses more on skills that are required in modern-day companies and colleges, such as critical and analyticalcommas thinking and computer literacy. By offering better access to GED preparation and testing the city takes a major leap forward in their efforts to provide its adults with better chance to earn a secondary credential that can lead to better jobs and post-secondary education.

The 2014 edition of the GED exam is totally computer-formatted, the paper-based version retired, the level was raised as was the price tag. All these changes have urged some ten states, including New York, Indiana, Montana, and New Hampshire, to choose alternative providers of their high school equivalency exam.