In most states, students can take the four GED® subtests online from the comfort of their homes or at an official testing center.
To qualify for online testing, students need to attain a “green” score on the GED Ready® test, the official GED practice test.
An online proctor will guide the online testing process and monitor if the students do everything correctly and in accordance with the rules and regulations.
However, not all states offer online GED testing. In this post, you can learn which states offer the GED test in an online format.
Before you will be able to register for testing (both online and in-person), students will have to set up an account on the website GED.com.
“Green” on the GED Ready practice test
As said above, you are required to score in the “Green” section when you take the required GED Ready practice test and your GED Ready scores count only for sixty days!
When you qualify for taking the GED test in an online proctored format, you will receive a message from GED Testing Service in your account that you can schedule your test appointment.
There are states and jurisdictions that decided not to use the GED test for the purpose of high school equivalency testing.
Some states switched to the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test), others decided to opt for the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion), while other states offer multiple options.
These states do not use the GED test
First, let’s look at the states that do not use the GED exam at all. The following states are NOT using the GED (General Education Development) test for the purpose of high school equivalency testing:
- West Virginia (TASC)
- Tennessee (HiSET)
- New York (TASC)
- New Hampshire (HiSET)
- Montana (HiSET)
- Missouri (HiSET)
- Maine (HiSET)
- Louisiana (HiSET)
- Iowa (HiSET)
- Indiana (TASC)
For information about the online proctored HiSET-Exam-At-Home testing option, go to our post: “The New Online HiSET Exam”
States that do not offer online GED testing
Then, there are also states that only offer the GED test at authorized GED test centers. Most states decided to offer the GED Test Online as well as at state-approved test centers. Some states, however, decided against that option. That applies to the following states where online GED testing is NOT available:
So you see that most states offer online proctored (O.P.) GED testing.
Be aware, though, that some states have specific approval processes for Online Proctored GED testing such as South Carolina, Connecticut, and Washington DC. So please get well-informed! Please note also that in Pennsylvania, test-takers need to provide proof of state residency additionally.
States that offer online GED testing
In most states, however, you have the chance to take the GED exam from the comfort of your home while also using an online whiteboard. You need to have a well-functioning internet connection and qualify for online testing.
If you live in one of the following states, you now can take the four GED modules in an online proctored format if you meet the requirements such as scoring in the “Green” zone on the GED Ready practice test. Online GED testing is only open to students 18 years of age and older.
- South Carolina (with extra restrictions)
- South Dakota
- Rhode Island
- Pennsylvania (with extra restrictions)
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- DC (with extra restrictions)
- Connecticut (with extra restrictions)
- Territories that offer online GED testing
The following territories are also offering online proctored GED testing:
- Virgin Islands
- Northern Mariana Island
- American Samoa
Last Updated on April 4, 2021.