What is GED/High School Equivalency Certificate?

The GED or High School Equivalency Certificate shows that you have a level of knowledge equivalent to a high school graduate.

GED stands for General Education Development or General Education Diploma. The GED is an internationally recognized test. If you pass the GED test, you will earn an Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate. It can help you get a job or admission to an educational or training program.

The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) is funded by the Ministry of Education. It is the only provider of the General Educational Development (GED) testing program in Ontario.

You must meet certain eligibility requirements to write the test. The fee for the test is the same for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and temporary residents. There are 12 testing centres in Ontario and you need to register to take the test. You can take the test in English or French. Special editions and testing accommodations can be made for people with special needs and physical or learning disabilities. Learn more about the GED test.

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Last updated: September 18, 2015 4001125