Steps to Earn a Certificate of High School Equivalency

Follow these steps to earn your Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency:

step1 icon Try some sample test questions and practice tests: GED.
Note: Practice tests are not required to test at a physical testing center. However, a passed GED Ready score is required for online testing. See GED Online Proctoring Policy Comparison (PDF)

step2 Prepare to test. You can study on your own using books from the library and book store, or study online. Find an adult education program in your area by contacting  TCALL at 800-441-READ (7323) or search online.

Note: Adult Education classes are not required in Texas.

step3 Register and schedule your test(s) online: GED. * All tests are taken at official testing centers.
Note: You do not have to take all the tests at once.

step4 Take the test(s). Once you pass the whole series, TEA will email you a PDF containing your certificate in just a few days.


* 16 and 17-year-old test takers will need to meet eligibility requirements. (See Age Exceptions)


Updated 9/14/2021