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Congratulations! Taking the steps you need to get your GED credential in California moves you toward a more stable future. You can further your education with a GED, which will help you acquire higher-paying jobs. As a California resident, you can earn your high school equivalency diploma. We’re here to help—every step of the way.

FAQs for Earning a GED in California

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How to Get a GED in California

To start this path toward your California GED, you must be a resident. You must not be a graduate or possess a high school diploma. You also cannot be enrolled in high school or other similar institutions. Additionally, while you can take the subject tests at 17 years of age if you meet certain requirements, you won’t be able to receive your GED credential until you turn 18.

To get started, sign up for a free account. We provide you with step-by-step instructions and answer your questions along the way. Do you have a current account? Log into your account now.

Plan on preparing for your GED for 2–3 months. After you take and successfully pass the test, the State of California will send you a certificate showing you have the same knowledge as a high school graduate (note: you must be 18+ years old to receive this certificate).

Find Classes Near You

Many students prefer in-person learning, feeling more comfortable in a traditional classroom environment. If you benefit from getting out of your office or home environment, join one of our in-person GED classes at one of our many convenient locations.

Our in-person classes provide each student with:

  • Supportive and experienced teachers
  • Inclusive learning environments
  • Partnering opportunities with like-minded students
  • Flexible schedules for students with family and/or work responsibilities
  • Guidance and encouragement
  • Preparation
  • Professional support
  • College counselors
  • Helpful practice tests and reviews

Several testing centers can be found in California for you to take the GED online. Click here to find testing centers near you.

GED Tests Online in California

In California, you can prepare for the GED either in person or online—but can only take the test online. If you’re taking it home, ensure a stable internet connection, a proper computer with a functioning webcam, and privacy.

You can also take advantage of online learning programs to prepare successfully. Taking an online class allows you to manage a busy work or family schedule while studying for your GED. You can also take practice quizzes and learn test-taking strategies at convenient times for you.

When you earn a passing score on the GED Ready practice test, you can take the exam either from the comfort of your own home or at a secure testing site.

Learn more about the benefits of getting your GED online today.