Professional Development

Since the beginning of the development of the 2014 GED® test, GED Testing Service has made an unprecedented commitment adult educator professional development. In order to ensure that instructors have access to training that can maximize their effectiveness in preparing adult learners with the skills they will need for success on the test an in, we have created a variety of professional development programs and tools, in two categories: live professional development workshops and free materials and resources.


GED Testing Service works with providers to deliver a variety of professional development workshops on topics including English language arts, mathematics, responding to constructed response questions, and topics in science and social studies.  

Learn more about these workshops and our professional development partners!


Since 2012, GED Testing Service has been producing materials and resources in support of the new GED® test.  The materials include manuals, paper-based and computer-based learning tools, practice tests in a variety of formats, recorded webinars, self-study materials, on-line learning courses, and more.  Materials are added and updated frequently.

In addition, we offer training sessions at national, regional and state conferences. We also participate in conferences and meetings with a variety of national organizations including Correctional Education Association (CEA), National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE), National College Transitions Network (NCTN) as well as state adult and continuing education association meetings in more than three dozen states.

To ensure that there are a variety of effective training tools in place for instructors and test takers, GED Testing Service has shared the information on the 2014 GED® test broadly with commercial publishers who have a wide range of professional development materials supporting instructor training on the content covered by the new test. These materials are available in a variety of media and formats. For an overview of the materials available from publishers, please visit our Publishing Partner page.

*Individuals who complete these trainings can access a "Certificate of Completion" to prove their participation for professional development or continuing education credits.