GED and HSED Testing

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
  • Wisconsin Civics Literacy Test
  • The 4 GED Tests 

NEW - As of July 1, 2016 the state of Wisconsin requires all GED & HSED Candidates to successfully complete a Civics Literacy Test before taking their first GED Test.

Please click here to study for the Civics Test!

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. 

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