Trenholm State Technical College

GED Testing Program


GED Testing Program

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is an approved GED® Testing Center site.  The Alabama State GED Testing Program of the Department of Postsecondary Education coordinates the administration of the GED Tests at GED Test Centers throughout the state. The GED Tests are administered ONLY at an official testing center.


Registration for the GED Test:

The test is only available on computer in Alabama and must be taken at an official GED Testing Center.  To register and pay for the test, test-takers must go to www.GED.com or call 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433).


Eligibility:

In order to be administered, the GED Test candidates shall:
Not be enrolled in a public K-12 school, a private K-12 school, a church school or a private tutor program registered with the Alabama Department of Education.

  • Not have earned a secondary school diploma from a public school or a private school registered with the Alabama Department of Education. NOTE: Those awarded the Alabama Occupational Diploma (AOD) as defined in §290-3-1-.02(8)(g) of the Alabama State Board of Education Administrative Code are eligible to take the GED Test.
     
  • Meet one of the following requirements:
    • Eighteen (18) years of age or older.
       
    • Seventeen (17) years of age, exited an Alabama public school and present to the GED Examiner a notarized Student Exit Interview form from the school system and a notarized letter from a parent/legal guardian giving permission to administer the GED Test to the applicant.
       
    • Sixteen (16) years of age, exited an Alabama public school and present to the GED Examiner a notarized Certificate of Exemption issued by his/her local superintendent and a notarized letter from a parent/legal guardian giving permission to administer the GED Test to the applicant.
       
    • Sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years of age, resident of Alabama, exited a private school, a church school, or a private tutor program and must present to the GED Examiner a notarized letter from a parent/legal guardian that the applicant has permission to be administered the GED Test and evidence of withdrawal on school/program letterhead.

** Alabama residency is required for applicants under eighteen (18) years of age.
In order to complete the online register for a 16 or 17 year old, the required documentation listed above must be physically turned into a GED testing center.  Click here for the contact information for testing center that can accept the required documentation.  (http://www.accs.cc/default/assets/file/dpe_ged/testcenters.pdf)


Underage candidates (16 or 17 year old) must turn in the required documentation to a GED testing center.  Click here for the contact information for testing center that can accept the required documentation.  (http://www.accs.cc/default/assets/file/dpe_ged/testcenters.pdf)