High School Equivalency Diploma: GED® Testing Pathway
If you have recently passed all four subjects of the GED Test as well as the AZ Civics Test, your Arizona High School Equivalency diploma and transcript will be automatically printed and mailed to the address recorded in your MyGED® profile. Mailing time may take two to three weeks. Otherwise, please see the below sections for details on how to prepare for your GED®, AZ Civics Test and obtain transcripts/verification.
GED® Test Preparation and Study Materials
State-Funded Adult Education programs offer classes that are designed to help you prepare for the high school equivalency test. State-Funded Adult Education Programs contains contact information for these programs throughout Arizona. You must contact the programs directly to obtain information on registration and classes.
Study On Your Own
For studying on your own, recommended study materials can be found at The GED Marketplace. Local public libraries may also have the latest and recommended GED® study books that are designed to prepare you for the 2014 version of the GED® test.
GED Ready® Official Practice Test
The 2014 GED® official practice test is called GED Ready® and is available at www.GED.com. Create and log into your MyGED account and then click on the Study tab. The practice test is designed to assess how likely you are to pass the test including personal feedback and recommendations to improve your score.
GED® Testing and Accommodations
Register by creating your test-taker profile at the MyGED® website.
Once you’re logged into your profile, you will be able to find the most up to date GED® testing location near you by clicking on the Where to Test tab.
Additional requirements for 16- and 17-year-old individuals must be completed before being allowed to schedule the high school equivalency required tests:
- Must create a test-taker profile.
- Must present the two documents listed below and a current government-issued ID to any Authorized Testing Location or to the Arizona State Office.
- Official withdrawal from the last school attended.
- Notarized and dated permission letter from a parent or guardian.
If you have a documented disability and require accommodations during the testing session, read the frequently asked questions at the GED® Testing Service Accommodations website.
To request for testing accommodations, please follow the steps outlined in the Accommodations Guide.
For questions regarding accommodations, please contact [email protected].
AZ Civics Test Information
AZ Civics Test Guide and Links
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. To help you prepare for the AZ Civics Test, view the Civics Test and Administration Manual. It will also help to go over this list of 100 US Civics Questions provided by the US Department of Homeland Security.
If you completed your AZ Civics test in high school and need to transfer the result to your High School Equivalency/GED® record, follow the steps outlined in the Civics Test Transfer Form and submit to your high school.
AZ Civics Test FAQ
1. Where can I take the test?
The test can only be taken at authorized GED/Pearson Vue testing centers.
2. How many questions are on the test and what score do I need to get to pass?
It is a 100 question multiple choice test and you must get 60 questions correct to pass.
3. How much time do I have to complete the test?
As much time as you need. It is not timed.
4. Where do I go to sign up to take the test?
You can schedule and pay for it on GED.com 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?
Review the official website, ‘Study Materials for the Civics Test‘
High School Equivalency/GED® Transcripts
To access and print free copies of your transcript online, follow the steps outlined in the HSE Access Code Request Form and submit it.
To request an official copy of your transcript, follow the steps outlined in the HSE Transcript Request Form and submit it.
If you are an Employer or Third Party and wish to verify an individual’s High School Equivalency/GED® completion, see the ‘Third Party Verifications’ section.
If you have questions or need help, please contact us.
Third Party Verifications
Employers or Third Party Verifiers
If you are an Employer or Third Party and need to verify a High School Equivalency/GED® completion, follow the steps outlined in one of the sections below:
Corrections Agency or Facility
If you are a Correctional Agency or Facility that requires a verification of a High School Equivalency/GED completion, please follow the steps below:
- Submit a release form containing the following information:
- Full legal name and any alias names the inmate may have used.
- Full date of birth.
- Full social security number.
- Inmate’s signature.
- Any additional information that would be helpful to the verification process.
- The release form can be submitted through one of the following methods:
- E-mail address – [email protected]
- Fax number – (602) 542-0031
- The request will be processed and a response will be sent after 1 to 2 business days.
If you have questions or need help, please contact us.