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Introducing the Official Online GED Test

June 8, 2020

Updated 09/14/20

Check out our new Online Testing webpage to find out everything you need to know about the Online Proctored GED test and if you’re eligible. 

The Online Proctored GED Test was launched in May 2020 and is currently available in select states in the U.S. and U.S. territories. With the Online Proctored GED Test, students can take the GED test from home while securely monitored by an online proctor. Prior to this, students could only take the GED test at approved test centers. This online testing option was created to help students continue testing while some test centers remain closed or have limited appointments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This option is not currently available internationally. 

To qualify for online testing, you must meet the following requirements.  

  • Your state participates in online testing
  • You’ve scored “Green” on the GED Ready practice test within the past 60 days 

You can also log into your account to see if you are eligible. 

If you meet these requirements, here are some online testing essentials to keep in mind:  

  • You’ll need a computer, webcam and reliable internet — no tablets or phones.
  • You’ll need to take your test in a private room with a closed door.
  • Before scheduling and paying for the test, it’s important to run a system check to be sure that your computer meets the requirements.

Check out the video below about how online GED testing works.


Secure and Reliable Testing

The online GED test is monitored the entire time by a real, live proctor. It’s administered through secure OnVUE software with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) features for optimal test security.

The test content is the same as the in-person version. The cost is the same as well.

It’s important to avoid fraudulent sites that may try to mislead you into paying for a fake GED online test. The official online GED test is proctored and can only be accessed through your student account at You have to be logged in to be able to schedule and take the test. Learn more about how to recognize and avoid GED test fraud here.


Additional Online Resources

If you’re not eligible for online testing yet, here are some ways you can start prepping online for the GED test:

1. Online GED Course

If you need the guidance of a classroom setting, an online GED preparation course can help you better understand the material. 

  • GED Live features top-rated Kaplan instructors who can guide you through each subject 
  • Complete the courses at your own pace from the comfort of home
  • Recorded sessions are available on demand if you miss a live lesson 


2. Interactive Practice Questions On-the-go

GED Flash is a mobile-friendly practice tool that will help you master the exact concepts you’ll need to know to pass the GED test:

  • Thousands of interactive questions just like the ones on the real test
  • Instant step-by-step explanations to understand each answer
  • Study wherever and whenever you want with easy access from any device


3. Official Practice Test

Practice tests are an important way to identify your strengths and weaknesses. GED Ready will help you know what to study and get you familiar with the GED testing process. Scoring “Green” on GED Ready is one of the requirements for taking the GED test online.

  • Feel more confident on testing day if you’ve taken several practice tests 
  • Try taking more than one if you want to measure your progress 
  • As your practice score continues to improve, you’ll know your study habits are effective


There are many ways to get ready for the GED test, and we’re sure you’ll be confident when test day comes. We are rooting for you as you continue to prep. Whether your test will be taken online or in person, achieving your high school diploma will be a life-changer. 



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