Civics Test for High School Equivalency Recipients FAQs

1. When does the Civics test law go into effect?
As of Jan. 1, 2017 any one who takes the GED test in Arizona will also have
to pass the Civics test to get their HSE Diploma. The actual Civics Test will
launch on Jan. 3rd in authorized Testing Centers because of the holiday.

2. Where can I take the test?
The test can only be taken at authorized GED/Pearson Vue testing centers.

3. How many questions are on the test and what score do I need to get to
It is a 100 question multiple choice test and you must get 60 questions
correct to pass, the test is untimed.

4. Where do I go to sign up to take the test?
You can schedule and pay for it on just like the other 4 tests. You
can take the test at any time during your GED testing experience, it is a
separate module

5. How many times can I take it and is there any wait time in between takes?
You may take the test as many times as you need to pass and there is no
required waiting time in between tries, although it is recommended that
you study prior to retaking the test.

6. Can I take the test in Spanish?
The test is only administered in English

7. What is the cost of the test?
The cost for the Civics test will be $9.00 per attempt.

8. How can I study for the test?
Please click on the link below for resources to study: 

For other questions please contact the Client Services line at (602) 258-2410

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Information

Important Update Regarding High School Equivalency Testing in Arizona

Arizona Adult Literacy Week!

Arizona Adult Literacy Week is February 10-16, 2013.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

GED Chief Examiners’ Meeting

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Contact: [email protected]

Prop 300 Semiannual Report to the Legislature

Prop 300 Semiannual Report:
June 2012


Click here for Information about Arizona Adult Education Implementation of A.R.S. 15-232 (Prop 300)

Adult Education Classes

Click HERE for class information by county:

Adult Basic Education (ABE) For learners 16 and older who need to improve their basic reading, writing, and mathematical skills.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) Classes For learners 16 and older who want to prepare for the GED Test, and/or prepare to enter college or the workforce.

English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) and Civics Classes For learners 16 and older who want to improve their English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Distance Learning (DL) Classes for learners 16 years of age and older who are separated by geography or time from the instructor. Class materials are delivered through online technology, software, and various media.