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
  • registered at Holland College at 1-800-446-5265 (option 3) to take the GED Official Practice Test, a requirement to register for the GED tests.

How do I register to write the GED test?

To register for computer-based testing, click on the web-based test button below to go to GED.com. Then follow the instructions.

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 Workforce and Advanced Learning 
        176 Great George Street, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4K9
        Phone: (902) 368-4650 for more information

Workforce and Advanced Learning

General Inquiries

Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning
3rd Floor, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street 
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-6290
Fax: (902) 368-4242

wal@gov.pe.ca