Test Information At A Glance

Current providers of the high school equivalency tests in Texas include the GED test through GED Testing Service, LLC and the HiSET exam through Educational Testing Service (ETS). 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.

Test Taker Information

Test Policies and links
Test Fees
Retest Fees and Rules
Score Requirements
GED Online Proctoring Policy Comparison (PDF)
HiSET Remote Proctoring Policy Comparison (PDF)

Educator Information 

Test Center Staff Information 

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions
Test Taker Eligibility
Certificate Search Information
Steps to earn a Certificate of High School Equivalency



Test Taker Information 

 

GED test

HiSET exam

Online/Remote Proctored Policy Comparisons GED Online Proctoring Policy Comparison (PDF) HiSET Remote Proctoring Policy Comparison (PDF)

Register to test

www.ged.com or  877-392-6433

www.hiset.ets.org
855-694-4738

Test Center Locator

GED Locator

HiSET Locator

Registration Instructions GED Registration Instructions  HiSET Registration Instructions
Payment Method
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Bluebird Card
  • ACH (electronic check)
  • Voucher 
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • e-check
  • Voucher  

Number of tests in Battery

4

5

Test Subjects

  • Reasoning through Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts – Reading
  • Language Arts – Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Delivery Method

  • Computer-based Test (CBT)
  • Online Proctored (OP)
  • Computer-based Test (CBT)
  • Online Proctored (OP)
  • Remote Proctored (RP)

Combine Delivery Methods?

Yes

Yes

Language Options

  • English  
  • Spanish (OP Spanish coming soon) 
  • English
  • Spanish

Combine Languages?

Yes

Yes

Other states using this test GED States HiSET States

Accommodations Available?

Yes.  GED Accommodations
Some accommodations are not available for Online Proctored exams

Yes.  HiSET Accommodations

Customer Service for test takers  

877-392-6433  

 

  855-694-4738
 

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Test Fees per Battery

 

GED test  

HiSET exam   

Vendor Fee

$80.00 Computer-based Test (CBT)
$80.00 Online Proctored (OP) 
 

$53.75 Computer-based Test (CBT)
$75.00 Paper-based Test (PBT)
$53.75 Remote Proctored (RP)

State Administrative Fee

$25.00 

$25.00

Test Center Fee

$40.00 CBT
$40.00 OP

$50.00* CBT
$50.00* PBT
$87.50  RP

Total Fee per Battery

$145.00 CBT
$145.00 OP

$128.75* CBT 
$150.00* PBT
$166.25  RP

*Test Center may charge additional fees

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Test Fees per Subject

 

GED test
(4 tests in battery)

HiSET exam
(5 tests in battery)

Individual Test Fee

$20.00 CBT
$20.00 OP

$10.75 CBT
$15.00 PBT
$10.75 RP

State Administrative Fee (per test)

$6.25 

$5.00

Test Center Fee

$10.00 CBT
$10.00 OP

$10.00* CBT
$10.00* PBT
$17.50  RP

Total per Subject

$36.25 CBT
$36.25 OP

 

$25.75* CBT
$30.00* PBT
$33.25  RP

*Test Center may charge additional fees

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Retest Fees & Retest Rules

 

GED test

HiSET exam

Vendor Fee  

2 free retests per subject within 12 months of failed test

2 free retests per subject within 12 months of purchase

State Administrative Fee

$6.25 CBT

$5.00

Test Center Fee

$10.00 CBT

$10.00* CBT
$10.00* PBT
$17.50  RP

Total Retest Fee per Subject $16.25 CBT $15.00* CBT
$15.00* PBT
$22.50  RP
Retest Policy         
  • After the first three attempts, 60 day wait period required between subsequent retakes.
  • OP: only one OP exam per subject
  • Maximum 3 attempts per calendar year.

*Test Center may charge additional fees
 
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Score Requirements

Subject

GED test
(Score Range 100-200)

HiSET exam
(Score Range 1-20)

Language Arts-Reading

N/A

8

Language Arts-Writing

N/A

8
(and 2 or above on the essay)

Reasoning through Language Arts

145

N/A

Mathematics

145

8

Science

145

8

Social Studies

145

8

Total Required Score

N/A

45

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Educator Information

 

GED test

HiSET exam

Publisher Information

GED Preparation

HiSET Preparation

Educator Services

GED Educators

HiSET Educators

Vouchers

GED Vouchers  

HiSET Vouchers  

Technical Manual

GED Technical Manual  

HiSET Technical Manual

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 Test Center Staff

 

GED test

HiSET exam

About the Test

GED Staff Information

HiSET Staff Information

Policies & Procedures Manuals

GED test P & P Manual

HiSET exam P & P Manual

Customer Service for Test Center Staff  

866-389-3665

800-257-5123

Approved Calculators for Testing
  • For Math, some Social Studies and some Science - TI-30XS is embedded in CBT;
  • Student may bring their own hand-held TI-30XS
  • OP: embedded calculator only
  • Embedded in Math CBT;
  • Students cannot bring their own calculator;
  • Test Center will provide a hand-held 4-function or scientific calculator for CBT and PBT (no graphing calculators allowed)
  • RP: embedded calculator only

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Additional Resources

TxCHSE Frequently Asked Questions
Steps to earn a Certificate of High School Equivalency
Test Taker Eligibility
Certificate Search Information

Content Updated 6/11/2020