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. The GED Diploma is equivalent to a high school diploma.
Individuals wishing to write the GED tests in Prince Edward Island must meet all of the following requirements:
The candidate must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
The candidate must be at least 18 years of age.
The candidate must have been out of school for at least one full year.
The candidate must have not received a grade 12 graduation certificate from any other institution.
Candidates are required to call Holland College at 1-800-446-5265 (option 3) to arrange to take the GED Official Practice Test prior to being able to register for the GED tests.
There are now two options for you to write your General Educational Development tests. You can schedule for a paper-based test or for a computer-based test.
Complete and submit the online application found below, or
Print off the application form (found below) and mail, fax or drop off to
GED Testing Program, Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning
176 Great George Street, Suite 212, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4K9
Telephone 368-4650 Fax 368-6144
You will be notified by mail two weeks prior to your writing date.
Please advise this office if you change your mailing address, or, if for any reason, you decide not to write the test. Applicants who fail to appear for a testing session who have not given notice, will be required to wait six months to re-register.
- Go to GED.com and follow the instructions on this website.
- General Education Development - A Testing Program for Adult High School Equivalency [PDF file]
- Test de connaissances générales - Service d'administration des tests du GED [219kb PDF file]
- Information Bulletin on the Tests of General Educational Development (GED)
General Education Development (GED) Testing Application
DEMANDE D’INSCRIPTION AUX TESTS DE CONNAISSANCES GÉNÉRALES (GED)