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Florida GED Testing Info

Florida awards a high school equivalency diploma to candidates who pass the GED exams in Florida.

Check with your local Florida Official GED Testing Center for information about testing fees, schedules, test languages, and available languages.

To pass the GED test, you will need to score a minimum of 410 on each test, and an average of 450. Find out more answers about the GED test at the GED FAQ.

Florida GED Practice Test

The best way to make sure you pass the Florida GED test is to be prepared. If you think you’re ready for the test, or if you want to know what to study, you should take a GED practice test. While Florida doesn’t require a practice test to take the GED, a practice test can improve your GED scores. Find out about online GED practice tests for Florida.

Florida GED Testing Eligibility

To take the Florida GED test, you must be:

  • A resident of Florida, with a State of Florida Driver License, State of Florida Identification Card, Military ID or Student Visa
  • 18 years old or older, or have an age waiver if you are 16 or 17 (see below)
  • not enrolled in an accredited high school
  • not a graduate from an accredited high school or a recipient of a high school equivalency diploma

Check local requirements through your local Florida GED test center.

To take the Florida GED test if you are 16 or 17, you must get a GED age waiver from your local School Board. Contact the GED Chief Examiner in your county to find out how you can qualify to take the Florida GED test if you are 16 or 17 years old. GED age waiver requirements are different in different Florida school districts.

Don’t take the Florida GED test unless you’re prepared. You can pass, but if you’re like most people, you’ll need some brush-up and to get familiar with the test. Find out about GED online classes.

Florida GED: College Eligibility

More than 60 percent of GED test-takers plan to go on to college. The GED exam can help you get there. Ninety-eight percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. accept the GED credential, though some colleges require additional tests, such as the SAT or the ACE. Check with the admissions offices of the colleges you’re interested in for their requirements. Beware of online high school degrees that colleges won’t accept.

Florida GED Retesting

In Florida, you may retake all or part of the GED Test to get passing scores. Testing centers may require examinees who fail the test to take preparation classes or wait a pre-determined amount of time before attempting to re-test. Before you test again, go back and study, to make sure that you’re prepared. Examinees may test a maximum of three times on a given test in a single year, from January 1 through December 31.

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Florida GED Testing Accommodations

You may ask for testing accommodations for physical or mental issues that may affect your ability to take the test, including learning disabilities, ADHD, psychiatric or psychological conditions, and physical/chronic health conditions. You will need relevant medical or academic records and a current evaluation of your condition by a doctor or psychologist, plus a detailed letter or report from your evaluator. You will also need to fill out an Accommodations Request Form for either ADHD, Emotional/Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, or Health Disabilities, which has sections for you, the GED Chief Examiner in your area, and your evaluator. Read the testing accommodations guidelines for more information.

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Florida GED Transcripts

If you took the Florida GED Test, you can get a copy of GED transcripts or your GED diploma from the Florida Department of Education. You can also get a free Florida GED diploma verification by fax.

To get a copy of your Florida GED diploma or transcript, you can submit the Request for Official Florida GED Diploma and/or Transcript form along with a fee of $6 for each diploma or transcript and a return envelope with postage.

It takes up to 2 weeks (approximately 7 to 10 working days) for the diploma or transcript to be mailed. You can pick up a duplicate diploma or transcript in person at the FL GED Testing Office in Tallahassee on the following business day (12 p.m. or later) after calling the office at 850-245-0449 to make a request. The payment of $6 via money order or cashier’s check is due at the time of pickup, along with a signed release of records.

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GED FL Testing Centers and Test Prep

To find local GED schools in Florida, the best resources are local adult education centers, libraries, community colleges, and adult schools. Resources for GED classes in Florida are listed below, as well as Florida GED testing centers.

Local GED Programs versus Online GED Courses

Local GED programs provide classroom learning, often similar to high school programs. Online GED courses provide GED test prep in your home, on your own schedule. The GED Academy online GED courses create a customized learning experience to walk you through getting your Florida GED.

GED Programs in Florida

FL GED classes are available throughout the state. Locate GED classes near you by calling your local GED test center. The Florida GED classes offered by the Department of Education are free, but you may need to buy a GED textbook. You can also take a GED practice test at a Florida GED Test location, which will help you find out what you need to study and how ready you are for the test. Find out about an online GED practice test. Most free Florida GED programs let you enroll at any time during the year.

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