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The GED Tests

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

Daily: Monday-Friday , 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monthly: Second Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. & Second Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.

Exam Pricing

$3.75 per test
$15 per 4-test battery
The first two re-takes are free of charge

GED Transcripts

GED Transcripts for Examinees who tested in Washington, District of Columbia
A transcript of test scores is available to individuals who have earned a GED credential by successfully sitting for and passing the GED Exam in the District of Columbia. The test scores of individual candidates are confidential information. GED score report requests are handled by the GED Testing Service. GED transcripts and/or verification can also to be sent to a specific institution, employer, or other organization. To obtain official GED scores/verification, an examinee or third party must complete a request and make a payment online. Request an official transcript of scores.

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.

Test History:

  • 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.

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Mission Statement

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.

Service Contact: 
Deysi Ramirez
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 274-7173
Contact TTY: 
Contact Suite #: 
Suite 370N
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Service Location: 

441 4th Street, NW

GIS Address: 
441 4th Street, NW