Official Certificates, Transcripts, and Verifications
Visit the Texas Certificate/Transcript Search
to obtain a free verification letter or to purchase a PDF containing the
Certificate of High School Equivalency with test scores for $5. The PDF will include a
certificate suitable for framing and a transcript with test dates and scores. You can save the PDF to your computer or electronic device, email it to yourself or third parties, and/or print it. Purchases can be made by credit
card or check (automated clearing house).
Colleges and employers should obtain verifications and certificates directly from the Texas Certificate/Transcript Search as TEA no longer sends certificates or verifications via
mail, fax, or email.
Official Policy Letter (PDF)
If the search returns "No Records Found," please create a Help Desk ticket to request a record
Help Desk for Customer Service
TxCHSE is officially moving to the Help Desk system for all customer service requests on December 11, 2017. This will provide a secure method of communicating personal information and documentation to agency staff. The previously used email will no longer be monitored.
Current High School Equivalency Exams
The State Board of Education (SBOE) voted January 29, 2016 to award contracts to three
separate companies to provide high school equivalency assessments and there are now three testing options in Texas: the GED test, the HiSET exam and the TASC test. Upon the successful completion of a single provider's exams, the test taker will be issued a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.
The test taker chooses which test series to take, and the test language can be either English, Spanish, or a combination. Tests may only be administered
by authorized testing centers. Following are the three assessments:
To view a side-by-side comparison, please visit Test Information - At a Glance and for more information: High School Equivalency Frequently Asked Questions.
the high school equivalency exams in Texas, an individual must:
- be a resident of
- have a government-issued photo ID, and
- be 18 years of age or older.
more detailed information and exceptions, please visit our Eligibility
The minimum score requirements are determined by the test provider.
Scores are typically available within three days for computer-based testing. Paper-based test scores are typically available within 10 days. Certificates are issued approximately three business days after the final computer-based test and approximately 14 days after the final paper-based test. TEA will email the initial certificate in a PDF file to the email address used to register for the exams.
Individuals cannot combine scores from a previous test series or different test series. Incomplete scores from tests taken prior to January 1, 2014 are no longer valid.
For more information on current and previous test scores, visit Test Score Requirements.
Study material is
available at most libraries and book stores. Most preparation books have
practice tests that will help you determine when you are ready to test. Helpful information is available from each test provider website:
To find a preparation program in
your area, contact Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning (TCALL) at 800-441-READ (7323).
Texas Education Code
High School Equivalency Examinations Chapter 7.111
Texas Administrative Code
TITLE 19 EDUCATION
PART 2 TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
CHAPTER 89 ADAPTATIONS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
SUBCHAPTER C TEXAS CERTIFICATE OF HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY
§89.42 Official Testing Centers
§89.43 Eligibility for a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency
§89.47 Issuance of the Certificate
Content Updated 12/8/2017