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Register for GED Testing (General Educational Development)

The General Educational Development (GED) is a series of five tests in the high school curriculum areas of writing, social studies, science, reading, and mathematics. Those who successfully complete all five tests will be awarded a GED Equivalency Diploma which is equivalent to a high school diploma. There are five sites across the province where you can write the GED test.

What are the requirements to write the GED tests?

You must meet all of the following requirements in order to write the GED tests in Prince Edward Island. You must be:

  • a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant;
  • at least 18 years of age;
  • out of school for at least one full year;
  • not holding a grade 12 graduation certificate from any other institution; and
  • successful completion of official practice tests  - you can register at Holland College at 1-800-446-5265 (Adult Education Option).

How do I register to write the GED test?

On PEI it is mandatory that you complete all 5 Official Practice Tests (OPT) before registering to do your official GED tests.

If you require special accommodations based on a diagnosed learning disability you can request a paper-based test.

To register for paper-based testing:

  • Submit documents to support your diagnosed learning disability to our office:

        GED Testing Program
        Department of Education and Lifelong Learning 
        176 Great George Street, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4K9
        Phone: (902) 368-4650 for more information

Education and Lifelong Learning

General Inquiries

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
Holman Centre
Suite 101, 250 Water Street
Summerside, PE C1N 1B6

Phone: 902-438-4130
Fax: 902-438-4062