Frequently Asked Questions About High School Equivalency Testing
Upon the successful completion of the GED tests, the test-taker will be issued a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.
No, the Texas Education Agency is the only entity authorized to issue certificates in the state of Texas. When a test taker successfully completes the subject area tests, the Texas Education Agency will issue a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.
Certificates are issued approximately three business days after the final computer-based test. TEA will email your initial certificate in a PDF file to the email address used to register for the exams.
TEA no longer sends colleges or employers certificates or verifications via mail, fax, or email. For a college or university to officially verify GED certificates and scores, please instruct them to visit the Texas Certificate/Transcript Search.
TEA no longer sends colleges or employers certificates or verifications via mail, fax, or email. Colleges and employers are urged to obtain verifications from the Texas Certificate/Transcript Search. If the search returns "No Records Found," please submit a Help Desk ticket to request a record search.
TEA no longer sends colleges or employers certificates or verifications via mail, fax, or email. Visit the Texas Certificate/Transcript Search to obtain a free verification letter or a PDF containing your 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 to your computer or electronic device, email it to yourself or third parties, and/or print it. Purchases may be made by credit card or check (automated clearing house). Upon the successful completion of the tests, a certificate/transcript is sent to the email address used to register for the exams. For duplicate copies, the www.txchse.com search can be used to purchase your certificate/transcript.
Yes, you can continue GED tests. Log into your ged.com account and update your Jurisdiction to Texas add your Texas address. You will need to provide proof of Texas residency at the testing center.
No. There is no citizenship requirement. However, you will need to provide proof of Texas residency.
No. A social security number is not required. However, if the test taker has a social security number, please provide the number when creating the account during registration. This will enable the test taker (and third parties) to verify/purchase duplicate certificates in the future.
No. Texas currently recognizes the 2014 GED test series scores to earn a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.
You cannot combine scores from different test series. All incomplete 2002 GED test series scores have expired and cannot be combined with a current test series.
Yes. A test taker can choose to take tests offered by any of the test providers. However, the test taker will only be issued a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency upon the successful completion of the current 2014 GED test series.
Scores are typically available within three days for computer-based testing.
To view your current scores, please log into your www.ged.com account. Incomplete scores from tests taken prior to January 1, 2014 are no longer valid. Incomplete scores on the TASC test and HiSET exam are no longer valid in Texas.
No, the accommodations approval will not transfer from one test provider to another. Test takers needing accommodations will need approval from GED Testing Service. For additional information, please go to https://ged.com/about_test/accommodations/.
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