Overview of GED Program Office
The District of Columbia GED Program Office (GEDPO) is an official GED® testing center under the GED® Testing Service (GEDTS). GEDPO serves as the single source in DC for administering the GED® Tests via computer and awarding the jurisdictional GED® credential. GEDPO offers GED® testing in English, and Spanish. GEDPO adheres to all regulations established by the GEDTS in administering the GED® Tests. GEDPO also offers IT certification exams, in addition to the GED® Tests.
Are you a potential test taker? The following information will help you find a test time.
GED Program Office Testing Hours
GEDPO Inclement Weather Policy
If DC Government offices are closed OR open late, then GED Testing for that date and time is cancelled. Examinees may check www.dc.gov for updates.
$3.75 per test
$15 per 4-test battery
The first two re-takes are free of charge
What is the GED® test?
The 2014 GED® test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts. After you pass the GED® test, your diploma or credential will be issued by your state but you’ll receive a GED® transcript to apply to college, start training, or get a better job.
We believe that everyone deserves a fighting chance at a good job with good wages. That’s why the 2014 GED® program includes start-to-finish support and a test based on what’s needed to succeed in college and jobs.
- The first GED® test was created in 1942 and is updated every 10-15 years
- The 2014 GED® test takes a little more than seven hours to complete
- The 2014 GED® test is administered year-round at more than 1,500 testing centers worldwide
- People with a high school credential earn $568,000 more in a lifetime than people without a high school credential
- The GED has changed the lives of more than 19 million people in 70 years. One decision shouldn’t define a lifetime—transform your life with the GED®test.
- American Council on Education
- DC's GED Data Sharing Policy
- DC Metro
- GED Scoring Changes
- GED Testing Registration Checklist
- National Adult Education Honor Society
- National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
- National College Transition Network
- Official GED Facebook
- Official GED Testing Service Website
- OSSE Guide to Adult Education Services
- PBS Literacy Link
- Sample of Voucher Tracking Sheet
- Sample Template for Letter of Endorsement
- Updated GED Age Waiver Policy
In the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education, the mission of the GED Program Office is to administer the Tests of General Education Development (GED®) and ensure that the testing program is no longer an endpoint for adults, but rather a springboard for further education, training, and better paying jobs. Four content-area assessments - Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA), Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies - will measure a foundational core of knowledge and skills.