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.
Computer vs. Pencil and Paper (top)
Can I take the GED® test on computer in Saskatchewan?
As of January 1, 2014 Saskatchewan offers the GED® test only on computer at select testing centers.
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.
Saskatchewan offers the GED® test on computer. Paper-based testing is only available if you have an approved accommodation, or if you are an inmate in a correctional centre.
Can I switch between paper and computer testing? Can I combine them?
If you have written some GED Test on paper (since 2002) and would like to do the rest of your test on computer, your marks will be combined into one transcript.
Province Requirements (top)
How old do I need to be to take the test (without exceptions)?
In Saskatchewan, 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 province you’re taking the test. In Saskatchewan, you must be 18 years of age to test without additional paperwork. If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you can still test but you are required to complete an age waiver form.
Are there any residency requirements to take the test?
You are required to show proof that you are a resident of Saskatchewan. You must prove your residency at the testing center with a valid photo ID that lists your Saskatchewan address. All Saskatchewan residents must take the GED® test on computer.
The closest testing center is in a different province. Can I take the exam there?
Some provinces 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 province that you’re interested to test in. For Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan allows people to take the test there as long as they can prove they are a resident of Saskatchewan.
Are there any additional province requirements for me to pass my GED® test?
There aren’t any additional requirements in Saskatchewan. If you have more questions about the GED® testing program, please contact the Saskatchewan office at (306) 787-5597 or email GED@gov.sk.ca
Do I need to take a class or receive instruction before I can take the test?
No, Saskatchewan doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED® test in an adult education classroom. However, your chances for successful completion will increase with preparation. Please see our weblink: http://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/jobs-working-and-training/job-training-and-financial-support-programs/ged-tm-testing-program
Do I have to take the practice test before testing?
In Saskatchewan you are not required to take the Official GED Practice Test™ before scheduling your test.
Price & Payment (top)
How much does the GED® test on paper cost?
Saskatchewan charges $7.00 USD for each module/ $35.00 USD for the complete battery for the GED® test on computer.
How much does it cost to retake the test? Can I retake the test for free?
In Saskatchewan, you can retake a GED test on computer for $7.00 USD per subject.
Feel free to call the Sasketchewan administrator office at (306) 787-5597 or email GED@gov.sk.ca to learn more about retaking a test
Registration & Scheduling (top)
Can I take all of the parts at once or do I need to setup different appointment times?
Yes, in Saskatchewan 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?
Don’t hesitate to contact the GED Administrator™ in your province with questions.
Once I start testing, is there a time limit for me to finish all five subjects before my scores begin to expire?
There isn’t a time limit to finish the test in Saskatchewan. Scores do not expire until the next test series.
Test Scores (top)
What score do I need to pass the test?
Saskatchewan test-takers need to 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?
That’s a question that varies from province to province. In Saskatchewan, you're required to wait 14 days between each retake, for a total of 3 attempts on a subject area within a calendar year.
How much does it cost to retake the test? Can I retake the test for free?
In Saskatchewan, The GED® test on computer costs $7.00 USD per subject. Learn more about retaking the test.
Why can’t I re-test the subject that I failed?
In Saskatchewan, you can retest twice on any subject that you fail, for a total of 3 attempts within a calendar year.
GED® Test Credential (top)
I took and passed the test but the province has not issued 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? Please visit http://www.economy.gov.sk.ca/ged/transcripts for more information on your transcripts and diplomas for the GED® test OR contact the Saskatchewan administrator office at 1-306-787-5597.
Please note that it can take about 3 weeks from the time you passed your GED® test
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. You can call Saskatchewan’s province office at (306) 787-5597.
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. Saskatchewan has no time limit to complete all five content areas.
I want to order a copy of my transcript and/or diploma.
If you have taken the GED® test in Saskatchewan and wish to have an official copy of your scores mailed to a college/institution, employer, agency, or yourself, you must visit http://www.economy.gov.sk.ca/ged/transcripts for more information or contact the Saskatchewan administrator office at 1-306-787-5597.
What is the GED® credential in my province called?
In Saskatchewan the credential is called the Saskatchewan GED® Diploma.
GED® Test Language Versions (top)
Can I take my GED® test in Spanish?
No, in Saskatchewan you can’t take the GED® test in Spanish. The GED® test in Saskatchewan is available in both Canada's official languages, English and French.
Questions? Please contact Saskatchewan’ province office at Tel: (306) 787-5597 .
Can I take the GED® test on computer in French?
In Saskatchewan, you can take the French GED® test on computer. French keyboards are only available at the SIAST testing centers.
Questions? Please contact Saskatchewan’ province office at (501) 682-1980.
Am I allowed to combine different language versions of the test together?
Yes, Saskatchewan residents are allowed to combine language versions to complete the test. This means you can combine French tests with English tests to receive your credential.
Does Saskatchewan 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 Saskatchewan.