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The General Education Development (GED) exam is a computer-based exam and is administered on the SJR State Palatka campus. There are 4 subject areas to the test. Test-takers may take up to 2 subject areas per day.

GED Testing Schedule
Monday - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration and payment is available only online https://ged.com/about_test/scheduling/
or by telephone 877-392-6433. The cost of the exam is $32 per subject area.

For more information, call (386) 312-4228.

The 2014 GED® Test Specifications

  • Four content areas:
  • 3 opportunities to test per year, per content area
  • Seven different item types:
    • Extended response
    • Drag-and-drop
    • Drop-down
    • Fill-in-the-blank
    • Hot spot
    • Multiple choice
    • Short answer
  • Delivered on computer (not online)
    • Price set = $32 per module, 4 modules for the test
    • Passing score for high school equivalency: 150 on each the four modules (no compensatory model any longer)
    • Score Scale is 100 to 200 points
    • High School Equivalency Cut Score = 150
    • GED Honor score = 170

Transcripts/Diplomas and Verifications
Effective January 1, 2014, Florida will transition its credentialing process from the issuance of paper transcripts and diplomas to a paperless web-based credentialing system. As with any new process, there will be changes and questions. Use these Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the changes.

Beginning January 1, 2014, the fee for test credentials increased to $15 for each duplicate diploma or transcript requested.

Effective February 1, 2014, all diploma verifications will be handled through the duplicate diploma and/or transcript request process described below.

Duplicate diplomas and transcripts will no longer be able to be picked up in person after January 31, 2014.

  • For diplomas earned on or after January 1, 2014
    Duplicate credential requests can be made by logging in to your MyGEDTM account. Use the login at the top right of the page. Select the My Scores tab and click the Order Duplicates button on the Scores page.
  • For diplomas earned prior to January 1, 2014
    Effective February 1, 2014, you can request your credentials from GED Credentialing.
  • For requesting credentials on behalf of a GED® test taker
    visit GED Receiver Registration.

Candidate Access to Test Scores at the conclusion of Testing
Since 3 of the 4 test modules have writing components that require scoring, test candidates will not have immediate access to test results. Within 3-4 hours after completion of the test, the candidate should be able to log-in to http://ged.com and access their scores. Testing centers will provide the candidate with a handout on how to access their scores.

Underage Testers
In Florida, the minimum age required to take the GED® test is 18 years old. In Florida, you can be 16 and take the GED® test if you can meet the following exception: If you are under 18 years of age you must be granted a GED® Testing Eligibility Exception Form by the local school board

During registration for the GED® test on computer, you will receive an email with the Testing Eligibility Form and where you can submit the form for approval.


GED Testing Service® released a new version of the GED® Test on January 1, 2014.

Individuals who have tested on the 2002 GED® Test Series needed to or must have completed the exam series by December 2013. Scores from the 2002 Series Will Not be combined with scores for the new assessment.

Candidates who did not complete the current series will have to meet the requirements of the new test, starting January 1, 2014.