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Use the links below to find out about your local testing center rules and requirements. If you’re still looking for information, visit your state’s GED® testing program website to learn more, or go back to the main map.

 

State Requirements

Price & Payment

Registration & Scheduling

Test Scores

Retake Policies

GED® Test Credential

Language Versions

 

State Requirements (top)

How old do I need to be to take the test (without exceptions)?

In Arizona, the minimum age required to take the GED® test is 18 years old.

I’m underage. What do I need to do to take the test?

This rule changes based on which state you’re taking the test. In Arizona, you can be 16 or 17 and take the GED® test if you meet the following exception(s):

  • The GED® test is available to those who are 16 years of age and older, who do not have a high school diploma, and who are not currently enrolled in school. All examinees must bring one form of identification. 

Do I need to prove I’m a resident of Arizona to take the test?

No, there is no residency requirement to take the test in Arizona. That means you don’t have to prove you live in that state to take the GED® test there.

While there is no residency requirement to test in Arizona all test-takers will need to bring one form of acceptable ID.

The closest testing center is in a different state.  Can I take the exam there?

Some states allow people who don’t live there to take the GED® test and others don’t. You’ll need to check the residency requirement for the state that you’re interested to test in.

Arizona doesn’t have a residency requirement, so they’ll allow you to take the GED® test there.

You must have entered an Arizona mailing address in MyGED with your account to test in Arizona.

Are there any additional requirements I need to take before taking my GED® test?

There are no requirements before taking the GED® test.

Are there any additional state requirements for me to pass my GED® test?

Effective January 1, 2017, Arizona also requires that you pass the Arizona Civics test in addition to passing the GED test to receive the Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma.

Students will be required to score 60% on the Arizona Civics Test to pass. The test can only be taken at authorized GED/Pearson VUE Testing Centers and registered for on GED.com in the same manner that the GED® tests are. the test can be taken at any time during your GED testing experience and may be taken as many times as you need to pass with no require waiting time in between attempts.

If you have more questions about the state's testing program, please contact the Arizona Department of Education services at (602)258-2410 ext. 2.

Do I need to take a class or receive instruction before I can take the test?

No, Arizona doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED® test in an adult education classroom. However, studying in a classroom setting is a good opportunity to get up to speed on the topics and areas you’ll find on the GED® test.

Where can I find an adult education center?

Finding an adult education center is easy. Enter your ZIP code in our locator tool and we’ll show you the adult education centers closest to you.

Do I have to take the practice test before testing?

No, you’re not required to take the Official GED Practice Test™ before taking the test. However, the Official GED Practice Test™ is available at GEDmarketplace.com and is a good measure to see if you’re ready to take the GED® test or not.

Price & Payment (top)

How much does the GED® test  cost?

The price for the Arizona GED® exam is $35 per module.

How much does it cost to retake the test? Can I retake the test for free?

GED Testing Service offers a discounted retake program for all GED® test-takers. According to the program’s policy, you are eligible for:

  • Two discounted retakes for each subject area taken
  • GED Testing Service fees are waived every retake ($20 per subject area test)
  • States and testing centers can choose to waive their fees
  • You must schedule retakes one at a time for the discount to apply
  • Discounted retakes cannot be combined with any other discounts
  • Retakes must occur within 12 calendar months of your initial attempt
  • After your two discounted retakes, you will need to wait at least 60 days, pay the full retake price and then you will receive two more discounted retakes

Sign up for your next test now at GED.com.

 

Registration & Scheduling (top)

Can I take all of the parts at once or do I need to setup different appointment times?

Yes, in Arizona you can take all test parts in the same day if you can find a testing center with hours that accommodate it.

What happens if I move to a different state in the middle of testing? can I continue my testing in my new state or do I have to start all over?

It depends on whether or not that state has a residency requirement.  Check the residency requirements in that state and don’t hesitate to contact the GED Administrator™ in that state with questions.

Once I start testing, is there a time limit for me to finish all four subjects before my scores begin to expire?

There is no time limit to finish the test in Arizona.

 

Test Scores (top)

What score do I need to pass the test?

You need to score a 145 on each module and 580 on the entire test battery (all four parts combined).

  • Below Passing: 100-144
  • GED® Passing Score: 145-164
  • GED® College Ready: 165-174
  • GED® College Ready + Credit: 175-200

Retake Policies (top)

If I don’t pass, how long do I have to wait before taking the test again?

In Arizona, there is no waiting period if you do not pass a subject area test the first time. After taking a test subject 3 times, you'll have to wait 60 days before retesting. There's no limit to how many times you can test in a year. 

Retake rules are enforced for students retesting in different languages. For example, if you take an English test three times, then move to a Spanish test, the GED Testing Service 60-day wait period is enforced. If a state has additional retesting requirements, these requirements will also be enforced.

NOTE: In Arizona, all four tests must be in the same language.

How much does it cost to retake the test? Can I retake the test for free?

GED Testing Service offers a discounted retake program for all GED® test-takers. According to the program’s policy, you are eligible for:

  • Two discounted retakes for each subject area taken
  • GED Testing Service fees are waived every retake ($20 per subject area test)
  • States and testing centers can choose to waive their fees
  • You must schedule retakes one at a time for the discount to apply
  • Discounted retakes cannot be combined with any other discounts
  • Retakes must occur within 12 calendar months of your initial attempt
  • After your two discounted retakes, you will need to wait at least 60 days, pay the full retake price and then you will receive two more discounted retakes

Sign up for your next test now at GED.com.

Why can’t I re-test the subject that I failed?

Some states require people to finish taking all four subjects before being allowed to re-test in the areas that weren’t passed. In Arizona, for instance, you’re not required to finish the entire test before re-testing on any subjects.

GED® Test Credential (top)

I took and passed the test but the jurisdiction won’t issue my diploma. Can you help me?

Sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with your diploma. Have you contacted your local testing center or state administrator yet?

My guess is that there may be additional requirements that you need to meet. In Arizona, you will need to take your last test in Arizona in order to receive the Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma credential. Effective January 1, 2017, Arizona also requires that you pass the Arizona Civics test in addition to passing the GED® test to receive the Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma.

You can call your state’s office at (602) 258-2410, ext. 2.

Why do I need to work with my jurisdiction? Can’t I just get the diploma from you?

GED Testing Service develops the GED® test and works with each state to offer the test. The credential is issued based upon rules of each individual state—most states have slightly different rules and regulations. Because of the state-by-state differences, GED Testing Service doesn’t issue diplomas. That’s why we encourage you to work closely with your state to get an answer. After you have  passed all four of the GED® subjects and the Arizona Civics test,  you will receive your diploma and transcript in two weeks.

After I start taking the exam modules, how much time do I have to complete all of them to get credentialed?

This depends on the state you’re testing in. In Arizona you have no time limit to complete all four content areas.

I want to order a copy of my transcript and/or diploma.

The Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma Credential is issued to you approximately two weeks after passing the four subject areas of the GED® 2014 exam series and passing the Arizona Civics test.

For instructions on how to order a transcript please visit the Arizona Dept. of Education's Adult Education website.

What is the GED® credential in my state called?

In Arizona the credential is called the Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma.

The Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma Credential is issued to you approximately two weeks after passing the complete GED® battery of exams.


GED® Test Language Versions (top)

Can I take my GED® test in Spanish?

Yes, the GED® test is offered in Spanish.

Find a local testing center.

Questions? Please contact Arizona’s state office at (602) 258-2410, ext. 2

Can I take the GED® test in French?

No, the GED® test is not offered in French.

Am I allowed to combine different language versions of the test together?

No, Arizona residents aren’t allowed to combine language versions to complete the test. This means you must take all four subjects in one language to earn your GED® test credential. You will not be allowed to combine Spanish tests with English tests or any other language version.

Questions? Please contact Arizona’s state office at (602) 258-2410, ext. 2

Does Arizona have any requirements for English as a Second Language (ESL)?

English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction can help any non-native English speaker, but there aren’t any requirements for ESL classes in Arizona.