Types of Learners


What goal path is this appropriate for?

The GED is for adults who do not have their Grade 12 diploma. People who take and pass the test earn an Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate.

The GED test is a set of five tests: Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies and Science

Who is Eligible?

To take the GED in Ontario, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have not graduated from high school.
  • Have been out of the school system for at least one full year.
  • Be a resident of Ontario.

How do I prepare to write the GED?

Many communities have GED prep courses available and may even provide a test in your community. GLA does provide online support in preparing you to write your GED. Talk to your online mentor about your options.

If you are not successful on all 5 tests you only have to rewrite the ones you didn’t pass. You must wait 3 months before doing a rewrite. If you wrote the exam BEFORE 2002 you must rewrite all 5. More information on rewrites are available on the ilc.org website.

How do I register?

To register you must find a time and location that you are able to travel to and complete the application. For more information go to the Registering for the GED Tests.

For more information download the GED Information Booklet.

Special editions and testing accommodations are available to help people with special needs and physical and/or learning disabilities.

Contact your local education office for more information or contact:
ILC • www.ilc.org/ged • 1-888-362-3240

Additional Information
Online Options

Some preparation may be done online but the test must be written onsite in your community or at a testing site.


$100 – $150 to write the test. There may be other costs for a GED prep program.

Areas Served

Ontario – There are regular testing sites and in Northern Ontario it is Confederation College in Thunder Bay. However, off site testing happens in other communities which you may be able to access and save yourself travel time and money.