GED State Requirements

To take the GED test in California, you must be a California resident or a member of the armed forces assigned to this state and meet any one of the following criteria according to the GED website:

  • Your must be 18 years of age or older or within 60 days of your 18th birthday (regardless of school enrollment status).
  • If you are within 60  days of when you would have graduated from high school had you remained in school and followed the usual course of study (Candidates testing under this criteria may not e enrolled in school)
  • You are 17 years of age, have been out of school for at least 60 consecutive days, and provide a letter of request for the test from the military, a post-secondary education institution, or a prospective employer.

If you pass the GED test at age 17 you will not receive the equivalency certificate until your 18th birthday: a letter of intent is issued and states that the certificate is being held pending the examinee's 18th birthday.

You must be a California resident to take the GED test.  The California Department of Education has provided the following list of documents that may be used to prove California residency:

  • California driver's license
  • California Identification card
  • Birth certificate
  • State and federal tax returns
  • Marriage license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Utility bill
  • Voter registration
  • Bank statement
  • Residential lease
  • Government issued documentation (city, county, and state)

Students interested in GED Test Preparation and signing up for the GED Test please register at  Come in and take the pre-test, the test will measure what areas you can study to better prepare for the test.  You can use the open GED hours to study with a teacher always present to help, test preparation and study time are at no cost to you.  Sign up for a test at when you are ready to take a test.  Payment due at the website when you schedule your test at one of the approved GED Test Centers.  We are an approved test center.