Testing Center

GED Testing

Steps to obtain a GED® at CEI

  1. Study for the tests. If you are uncertain whether you have the level of skill needed to successfully complete the GED tests, CEI offers free preparation classes in the College & Career Readiness Center (CCR). For more information call (208) 535-5386 or visit our College & Career Readiness Center (CCR) page.
  2. Complete the GED registration requirements at www.ged.com .
  3. Complete the GED Age Waiver (if under 18) and return to CCR, room 340 for approval.
    1. Obtain the form here or CCR, room 340.
    2. The high school counselor or principal completes the top part.
    3. Student and parent sign the bottom portion.
  4. Schedule your test.  All scheduling is done through www.ged.com or by calling 1-877-392-6433
    1. Payment is made during the scheduling process. Cost for all four tests is $120 ($30 per test) and must be paid with a debit or credit card.
  5. Be sure to review your receipt via email with details of test time, test center address, identification requirements, etc.
  6. Required when arriving for testing
    1. A current, valid form of identification (i.e. Driver’s license, State identification, Passport or Military identification). Identification name must match the registration name.
  7. Arrive for the scheduled testing appointment
    1. It is recommended to check-in fifteen minutes before the starting time of the test.
    2. Late arrivals may not be admitted for testing, depending on the computers available at the time of arrival.
    3. If you do not show for your testing appointment, you must reschedule with www.ged.com to test at a future date; prior payment will be forfeited.
    4. Hats, coats, cell phones, i-pods, purses, backpacks, watches, wallets, and other prohibited items must be stored in the designated location.
  8. After passing all four tests, you may request a transcript of your scores at www.diplomasender.com

For additional questions about GED testing, contact the testing center at (208) 535-5438 or email, testing.center@cei.edu.

Consumer Advisory: Please be advised that the Idaho GED® Certificate can be neither earned nor obtained via the Internet or through correspondence programs.


The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests)--developed by the General Educational Development Testing Service http://www.gedtestingservice.com/ged-testing-service of the American Council on Education (GED Testing Service)--require extensive preparation and the demonstration of a high level of high school knowledge and academic skills. The GED Tests are administered in Idaho only at Official GED Testing Centers under the direction of the Idaho Department of Education, Office of Adult Education. Any other high school equivalency certificate not issued by the Idaho Department of Education or another jurisdictional GED testing authority may be of dubious value and may not be accepted by employers, colleges and universities, or the military.

GED® and 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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