2002 Quebec

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, or go back to the main map.


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 Quebec?

No, the GED® test is only available on paper in Quebec.

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. 

Quebec offers the GED® test on paper.

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

Currently, Quebec doesn't allow you to switch between the GED® test on paper and the GED® test on computer.

Province Requirements (top)

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

You have to be 16 years old to take the GED® test in Quebec.

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


In Quebec, you must be 16 years old and provide additional documentation in order to take the GED® test.

Are there any residency requirements to take the test?

In Quebec, you must be a Canadian citizen or a 6 month resident in order to 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 Quebec, you must be a Canadian citizen or a 6 month resident in order to take the GED® test.

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

There aren’t any additional requirements in Quebec. 

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

No, Quebec does not 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. 

Price & Payment (top)

How much does the GED® test on paper cost?

In Quebec, the application to write the GED® test is $35. This is the same amount to rewrite a test.

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

In Quebec, you can re-test a subject for $35. Feel free to call the Quebec administrator office to 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 Quebec 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?

Quebec require that you are a Canadian citizen or 6 months resident in order to take the GED® test there. Contact the GED Administrator™ in your province with additional questions.

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

There is no time limit to finish the test in Quebec. Scores do not expire until the next test series.

Test Scores (top)

What score do I need to pass the test?

Quebec test-takers must score a 450 out of a possible 800 on each of the five subject area tests and 2250 on the entire test battery (all five parts combined).

Retake Policies (top)

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

In Quebec, you’re currently required to wait 180 days before taking the test again.

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

In Quebec, you can re-test a subject for $35. Learn more about retaking the test.

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

In Quebec, you can re-test on any subject that you fail with up to 3 attempts in total within a calendar year.

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™

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 Quebec, there is no time requirement to complete all subject area tests to get credentialed. 

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 Quebec, the credential is called the Quebec Certificat d'Equivalence d'Etudes Secondaires.

GED® Test Language Versions (top)

Can I take my GED® test in Spanish?

Quebec does not offer the GED® test in Spanish.

Can I take the GED® test in French?

In Quebec, you can take the GED® test in French.

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

The GED® test subjects must be entirely taken in one language in Quebec. 

Do Quebec 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 Quebec.