Steps to Earn a Certificate of High School Equivalency
Follow these steps to earn your Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency:
Choose a test: GED, HiSET. Which test series should you take? Visit the At-a-Glance page for a side-by-side comparison.
Try some sample test questions and practice tests: GED, HiSET.
Note: Practice tests are not required in Texas.
Prepare to test. You can study on your own using books from the library and book store, or study online. Find an adult education program in your area by contacting TCALL at 800-441-READ (7323) or search online.
Note: Adult Education classes are not required in Texas.
Register and schedule your test(s) online: GED, HiSET. All tests are taken at official testing centers.
Note: You do not have to take all the tests at once.
Take the test(s). Once you pass the whole series, TEA will email you a PDF containing your certificate in just a few days.