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

Arizona Adult Education Application for Adult Education Standards Task Force and Content Area Work Groups

Arizona Department of Education-Adult Education Services (AES) is seeking qualified adult educators and subject matter experts to review, revise, and align Arizona’s Adult Education College and Career Ready Standards for ABE/ASE in the four content areas of: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies/Civics, and Science. The purpose is to ensure strong alignment to Arizona’s K-12 academic standards; the current College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, which are the adult education standards published by the U.S. Department of Education-Office of Career and Technical Adult Education (OCTAE); and the requirements of the Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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Civics Test Update

In 2015, the Arizona legislature passed the Arizona Civics Test Law (House Bill 2064). This bill will require students, beginning with the graduating class of 2017, to pass a civics test based on the United States Immigration and Naturalization civics questions. Students will be required to score 60% or higher in order to graduate from high school or obtain a high school equivalency certificate.

Arizona Civics Test Law

Change in Passing Score for the GED Test

Change in Passing Score for the GED Test


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Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Information

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Updated: Official Computer-based GED Testing Sites


New Information about Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities

Important Update Regarding High School Equivalency Testing in Arizona