GED® Testing in Maryland - Adult Education and Literacy Services
REQUESTING A GED® TRANSCRIPT OR DUPLICATE DIPLOMA:
Go to the GED Testing Service website and click the Grads and Transcripts tab and follow the directions for obtaining an electronic or paper transcript or duplicate diploma. The FAQ for test takers and GED® Test Takers Parchment Support provide more information. Transcripts or diplomas cannot be picked up in person.
Current testers receive directions about obtaining their diploma and transcript via email immediately after passing the fourth module.
GED® GENERAL INFORMATION
- Visit the GED Testing Service website for information about the GED® test, preparation resources, registration and scheduling.
- Selected authorized GED® test centers are now open for in-person computerized testing complying with all COVID-19 requirements.
- NEW: Securely monitored remote Online Proctored GED® tests (OP) currently being piloted for qualified testers 18 years old and older.
- NEW: Identification required for in-person or remote testing verifying identity and MD residency has changed due to the current health emergency.
- All applicants under 19 years of age must provide proof of official school withdrawal or verification of home instruction.
- A Maryland High School Diploma is awarded to those passing all four modules of the GED® tests.
IMPORTANT PAYMENT ANNOUNCEMENT:
Beginning November 1, 2020, testers must apply the Maryland Subsidy Discount Code offered to all Maryland testers for the first attempt of each module. The acceptable code is on the tester's Activity page as well as the MD Schedule GED® Test page. This code reduces the cost of the first attempt from $30.00 to $11.25 per module.
TEMPORARY IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENT CHANGES: Pearson VUE GED® test centers have altered requirements due to the health emergency until further notice.
Testers are required to prove Maryland residency and must provide official, current identification at the test center. Acceptable forms of identification in Maryland are:
- A current official Maryland driver's license or current official Maryland learner’s permit issued by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA),
- A current official Maryland identification card issued by the Maryland MVA, or
- A current active duty military dependent’s ID card.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Maryland residents may now also provide expired MVA documents.
If MVA documents cannot be obtained at this time due to the health emergency, testers may provide documents such as out-of-state licenses or passports. To prove residency when presenting a passport or out-of-state license, students must also provide a second document, such as a recent utility bill, phone bill, cable bill, bank statement, or lease agreement.
AUTHORIZED GED® TEST CENTERS (subject to change): Scheduling and testing is available for the following Maryland test centers. Note: There will be limited seating due to distancing and other safety requirements. All test centers comply with Pearson VUE, GED®, and Maryland State guidelines regarding COVID-19 regulations during this public health emergency. Testers are required to adhere to those guidelines.
Pearson VUE GED®Test Centers
Alpha Technology Group - Laurel
AmericaTech, Inc. - Silver Spring
CamDen Solutions – Edgewood
Digit All City – Baltimore
Digit All City - Catonsville
Douala Information Technology - Towson
DW Industries - Waldorf
Global Networks - Columbia
PM America - Gaithersburg
Reasonable Tech Solutions, Inc. – Towson
Western Maryland Consortium – Hagerstown
Pearson VUE College GED® Test Centers
Allegany College of Maryland - Cumberland
Carroll Community College – Westminster
Cecil College – Northeast
Chesapeake College – Wye Mills
College of Southern Maryland – Leonardtown
College of Southern Maryland – Prince Frederick
Community Colleges of Baltimore County – Essex
Community College of Baltimore County – Catonsville
Hagerstown Community College – Hagerstown
Harford Community College – Churchville
Additional college test center openings TBD.
ONLINE PROCTORED GED® TEST (PILOT): Eligible testers may take their exams remotely at home or in another location while securely monitored by a trained online proctor. Testers must have a Green score within the past 60 days on the GED Ready® Test module, must be 18 or older, must have a computer, webcam, Internet access, and a private room to qualify. Testers must provide identification documentation. OP test fees are the same as in-person testing. More about this remote testing option, policies and requirements can be found on the GED Testing Service website.
WARNING: GED® Testing Service, through Maryland's Department of Labor, is the ONLY official provider of a Maryland High School diploma earned through GED® testing.
Need additional information about GED® testing in Maryland? Contact the Adult Education Office at 410-767-0188 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Homeless youth may also contact the Adult Education Office for registration information.