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Deciding to get your GED credential in Florida is a huge step in the right direction. It means you’ll be able to attend certain colleges and more easily apply for better jobs. All of which leads to a better future. If you’re living in Florida, please consider how best to do it. You can create a free account, find in-person testing centers and classes, and take advantage of many online resources.

FAQs for Earning a GED in Florida

Testing Policies

How to Get a GED in Florida

To get your Florida GED, you cannot already have a high school diploma or equivalent. You must also be unenrolled in any accredited high school. Additionally, you must be at least 18 years of age or, if younger, have a waiver from your local school board.

You don’t have to be a resident of Florida to earn your GED here. You simply need to prepare for the test. If you want to take the test at one of Florida’s in-person testing centers, you do not need to take a GED prep course or the GED Ready practice test, though we strongly recommend both.

To fully prepare and take the Florida GED practice tests, sign up for a free account and get started. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to do that. If you already have an account, log into that account now.

It usually takes GED students, on average, between 2-3 months to fully prepare. After successful completion and a passing score, the State of Florida will award you a certificate that shows you’ve acquired the same level of knowledge as a high school graduate.

Find a Class or Testing Center Near You

Do you want to participate in classes with other GED students near you? Some people find it helpful to attend programs in person. Find in-person GED classes if this is how you can learn.

The benefits of in-person classes include:

  • Knowledgeable teachers
  • Supportive learning
  • Group activities with peers
  • Flexible dates and times for busy students
  • Step-by-step assistance
  • Thorough preparation
  • Career counselors
  • College planning advisors
  • Effective practice tests and reviews

You can also find testing centers throughout Florida. If you need accommodations, request them before scheduling your test. Click here to find nearby in-person testing centers.