Certificate and Transcript Search Information
The Texas is used to obtain a free verification letter or a PDF containing the Certificate of High School Equivalency and test scores for $5.00. The PDF will include a diploma-style certificate suitable for framing and a transcript with test dates and scores. You can save the PDF file 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).
Third Party Verifications
Colleges and employers are urged to obtain verifications from the Texas Certificate/Transcript Search as TEA no longer sends certificates or verifications via mail, fax, or email to third parties.
If your search returns "No Records Found," please create a Help Desk ticket and make sure you include the applicant’s written consent to request a record search.
Recent Test Takers
Certificates are issued approximately three business days after the final computer-based test and approximately 14 business 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.
Once the initial certificate is received by email, the Texas Certificate/Transcript Search may be used to verify the certificate or purchase duplicate transcripts. If no social security number was provided when testing, a FILE ID number is provided on the transcript to use in the search.
File IDs are assigned to records when no social security number was provided. Certificate holders can create a Help Desk ticket to obtain the File ID.
A Candidate ID is assigned by the test provider to each test taker with an account opened since January 1, 2014. Test takers can login to their test provider account through www.ged.com or www.hiset.ets.org to obtain their Candidate ID.