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   ADULT EDUCATION/GED

CHANGES TO CREDENTIALING - Original and Duplicates

Effective January 1, 2014, Florida is transitioning 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.

For diplomas earned on or after January 1, 2014:
Original credentials will be sent via email to the candidate, usually the same day. The email will include information on how to order hard copies. There is no charge for first issuance of original credentials, including the electronic transcript/diploma and paper version of the diploma. Electronic diplomas/transcripts can be forwarded via email to potential post-secondary schools and employers. As long as there is an Internet connection each time the electronic credential is opened, it is verified on Parchment’s server with the blue ribbon security feature.

Duplicate credential requests can be made by logging in to the candidate’s MyGED at http://ged.com. 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:
Until January 31, 2014, candidates will request duplicate credentials from the Florida Department of Education using the instructions found on the website http://ged.fldoe.org. Requests postmarked after January 31, 2014, will be returned to the sender.

Effective February 1, 2014, candidates will request credentials from GED Credentialing™, at https://exchange.parchment.com/send/adds/index.php?main_page=login&s_id=rpDK8WYlmkQgcPlw.

Verifications:
Also, beginning February 1, 2014, all diploma verifications will be handled through the duplicate diploma and/or transcript request process.

If you have any questions about the credentialing process, there is a Frequently Asked Questions document posted here at https://ged.fldoe.org/pdf/GEDCred_FAQ.pdf.