Request a Transcript/Certificate
Official Transcript: $10 per copy
High School Equivalency Certificate: $10 per copy
Use this online form below to request copies of your Illinois High School Equivalency Transcript or Certificate only if you tested in Adams, Brown, Cass, Morgan, Pike or Scott County, Illinois. Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery. Fees paid are NOT refundable.
You can also download and print the request form and mail in payment with a money order payable to Regional Office of Education: $10 for each transcript and $10 for each certificate.
- Effective January 1, 2023 - JB Pritzker signed SB3792 into law, amending the code of multiple acts and agencies to replace references to high school equivalency certificates to State of Illinois High School Diplomas.
Register to take the GED Test
To register for the GED test, individuals must create an account and register through GED Testing Service.
If an individual has a documented learning, physical or emotional disability they may qualify for accommodations for test administration. Testing accommodations can be made directly through the GED website or by emailing email@example.com.
What is the GED test?
The 2014 GED test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts.
Eligibility to take the GED test
An individual is eligible to take the GED test given they meet the guidelines listed below:
- 17 years of age or older
- is not a high school graduate or GED graduate
- has maintained residence in the state of Illinois for thirty days
Note: If an individual is of school age and has been enrolled in a public, private, or a home school setting in the last 12 months, they must present a withdrawal letter from the last school enrolled before registering to take the GED test.
Exceptions: An individual may be eligible to take the GED test at 16 years of age only if they meet all of the following criteria:
- has maintained residence for thirty days in the State of Illinois; and
- enrolled in an alternative education program under Section 2-3.81, 13A, or 13B of the Illinois School Code; or
- enrolled in a youth education program under the Illinois National Guard (i.e., Lincoln’s Challenge)
An individual who takes the GED Test must show an acceptable form of identification that displays the name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph. The acceptable forms of identification are listed below:
- a valid driver’s license
- a valid passport
- a military ID
- other State of Illinois issued identification
A $30.00 fee for each test (Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning through Language Arts) will be paid online with a debit or credit card during GED testing registration.
What to Expect During the GED Test
Examinees must arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of testing and present a current (non-expired) government photo ID (i.e., driver’s license, state ID, military ID, or other form of government-issued ID) to be admitted to test.
Examinees are not permitted to bring purses, tote bags, cell phones, electronic devices, food items, calculators, textbooks, notebooks, jackets, coats, hats, or other nonessential items to their seats in the testing room. All such items will be collected and stored in a locked cabinet.
Any individual who fails to make the required scores on the GED tests has the option of retaking the individual test which was failed. Examinees must register via the GED Testing Service website.
The new online Illinois Constitution Module has been developed to replace the former Constitution Test. The Constitution Module will be available beginning July 1 at http://ilconstitution.org/. It is estimated it will take two hours for a student to complete. It is available for HSE candidates to take independently and does not require proctoring at a testing center. Testing Centers no longer need to offer the Constitution Test. After completion of the Constitution Module, completers will be asked to provide information about themselves that will be used to match the completion with HSE records in the Illinois High School Equivalency Portal (Equivalency Portal). Completers will also be able to print or download a certificate showing the completion. It is recommended that completers not take the module until after completing one battery of HSE testing so they have a record in the portal.
For more information on Illinois High School Equivalency, visit Illinois Community College Board: Adult Education & Literacy