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 GED Certificate and HSED Certificate

Tests of General Education Development (GED®)

The GED Testing program has a rich history filled with stories that demonstrate the value of a GED Credential.  Today, the GED Certificate is the most widely accepted high school equivalency credential.

Facts about GED Testing.

To earn a GED Certificate, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Be 18 1/2 years of age or your 9th grade class must have graduated from high school 
    • Be a Wisconsin resident
    • Not currently enrolled in high school
    • Do not have a high school diploma 


At NWTC, a GED Certificate is earned upon completion of:

    • Reading and math assessments
    • "Success Strategies" orientation session
    • The 4 GED Tests 

 NEW - Computer Based GED Testing on the Green Bay, Marinette, and Sturgeon Bay Campus sites! 


NOTE:  You must have a valid, unexpired, photo id in order to take this exam.  The name on the identification must match you name exactly.



 High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

In addition to meeting the requirements for a GED Certificate, you must complete
the following requirements for an HSED:

    • Health Literacy
    • Civics Literacy
    • Employability Skills


Testing fees are consistent throughout the state.  Testing schedules vary from location to location.


For GED testing in Green Bay and other NWTC campuses contact

  • Green Bay Campus:  (920) 498-5427 or (800) 422-NWTC (5427)
  • Marinette Campus: (715) 732-3874 or (800) 422-NWTC (3874)
  • Sturgeon Bay Campus: (920) 746-4908 or (800) 422-NWTC (4908)


For those candidates requiring accommodations on the GED tests, please contact Accommodations Services at (920) 498-6267. 

GED® and the GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education® and may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the American Council on Education.

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