2002 Manitoba

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

Computer vs. Pencil and Paper

Province Requirements

Price & Payment

Registration & Scheduling


Test Scores

Retake Policies

GED® Test Credential

Language Versions

Computer vs. Pencil and Paper (top)

Can I take the GED® test on computer in Manitoba?

Yes, Manitoba offers the GED® test on computer. For information on taking the GED® test on paper, click here.

Why don’t all provinces offer both computer and paper exams?

GED Testing Service is currently introducing the GED® test on computer to all the provinces that offer the test. But not every province offers the GED® test on computer yet. 

Manitoba offers the GED® test on computer. 

Why isn’t the test available on paper anymore?

The GED® test on computer makes it easier to register and schedule, allows for a more individualized testing experience, and provides instant unofficial test results on 4 of the 5 parts of the test. For information on taking the GED® test on paper, click here.

Can I switch between paper and computer testing? Can I combine them?

Manitoba does allow students to switch back and forth between the paper-based and computer-based versions of the GED® test. Manitoba prefers students who start on computer stay on this version of the GED® test, but students who feel uncomfortable on the computer can switch to the paper version. Paper and computer scores can be combined.

Province Requirements (top)

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

You have to be 19 years old to take the GED® test in Manitoba.

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

In Manitoba, you must be 19 years old to take the GED® test. If you were homeschooled, you may be considered to take the test at the age of 17. 

Are there any residency requirements to take the test?

Yes, in Manitoba, you must be a resident of Manitoba take the GED® test.

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

Some areas allow people to take the GED® test even if they do not live there and others don’t. You’ll need to check the residency requirement for the province that you’re interested to test in.

In Manitoba, you must be a resident of Manitoba take the GED® test.

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

There aren’t any additional requirements in Manitoba. 

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

No, Manitoba 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.


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 on computer cost?

In Manitoba, the application to write the GED® test is $15.00 per subject area or $75.00 for the battery.

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

In Manitoba, you can re-test a subject for $15. Learn more about retaking the test.


Registration & Scheduling (top)

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

Yes, in Manitoba 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 somewhere else in the middle of testing? Can I continue my testing in my new province or do I have to start all over?

In Manitoba, you must be a resident of Manitoba take the GED® test.

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

First time test takers are encouraged to take all five subject area tests during scheduled testing sessions. Scores do not expire until the next test series.

Test Scores (top)

What score do I need to pass the test?

Manitoba test-takers must score a 450 on each test.

Retake Policies (top)

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

There is no waiting period to retake the test in Manitoba.

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

In Manitoba, you can re-test a subject for $15. Learn more about retaking the test.

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

Some provinces require people to finish taking all five subjects before being allowed to retake the areas that weren’t passed. In Manitoba, test takers are allowed to retake a subject area before completing all five subject area tests.

GED® Test Credential (top)

I took and passed the test but the province 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 province administrator yet?

My guess is that there may be additional requirements that you need to meet. You can contact your GED Administrator™ for additional information.

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

GED Testing Service develops the GED® test and works with each province to offer the test. The credential is issued based upon rules of each individual province—most provinces have slightly different rules and regulations. Because of the province-by-province differences, GED Testing Service doesn’t issue diplomas. That’s why we encourage you to work closely with your province to get an answer.

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

This depends on where you’re testing. In Manitoba, there is no time limit to complete all subject area tests.

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

You can order a copy of your transcript and/or diploma on the Request a Transcript page.

What is the GED® credential in my province called?

In Manitoba, the credential is called the Manitoba High School Equivalency Certificate.

GED® Test Language Versions (top)

Can I take my GED® test in Spanish?

The GED® test is not offered in Spanish.

Can I take the GED® test on computer in French?

Yes, in Manitoba you can take the computer-based and pencil-and-paper version of the GED® test in French.

Find a local testing center.

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

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

Does Manitoba 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 Manitoba.