In Alberta, the GED exam costs $200 for the entire 5-test battery or $40 per subject test.
Alberta residency is not required to qualify for the GED® exam, but you must be at least 18 years of age. However, 17-year-olds may also qualify if they meet some pretty strict additional requirements. Please contact the regional GED Administrator, or get in touch with your local GED testing center (see below).
Though taking a practice test or attending a prep course is not required in Alberta, you are advised to prepare well if you want to be successful. A proven way to get well-prepared fast is by following the Canadian online GED classes provided by Onsego GED Prep.
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Some provinces and territories allow individuals that live in another province or territory to take the GED exam, while others do not. So please check the residency requirements for the province or territory where you want to sit for the exam.
What is the GED exam?
The GED exam is Canada’s HSE (High School Equivalency) exam that offers adults that were not in the circumstances to complete their regular high school curriculum the chance to get hold of a credential that’s all across North America accepted in lieu of a common high school diploma.
The GED exam comes with five modular, separate sub-exams that assess a candidate’s academic proficiency in the five subject fields of Science, Language Writing, Social Studies, Language Reading, and Mathematics.
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On each of these five sub-exams, the test-takers need to attain at least a 450 score, and averaging is not possible. So your minimally required overall score is 2250 across the five sub-exams.
The Canadian GED certificate is accepted in the same way as a regular high school diploma by practically all North American government agencies, employers, and institutions of higher learning.
Online GED preparation
In Alberta, there’s no requirement to get all set for the GED exam with a prep course in an adult education center, and you also don’t have to take and pass the official GED practice test first.
But bear in mind that the five GED subtests are pretty challenging and that proper preparation is absolutely required. Some students learn better under the supervision of a teacher, while others are self-disciplined enough to learn on their own using a good online course.
You may well benefit from the GED online prep course designed by Onsego. GED Testing Service recognizes this comprehensive, yet, very affordable, GED prep course as 100% aligned with the current GED exam. This prestigious recognition is only awarded to 20 programs.
The Alberta GED exam is available on a computer and in a paper-based format, and if you wish, you may combine these two options.
For accommodations, please contact a GED testing center near you but do so in a timely manner to avoid disappointments.
- GED test-takers must be 18 years old or older in Alberta (in exceptional cases, 17-yr/olds may also qualify)
- GED test-takers must be Canadian citizens, but Alberta residency is not required
- GED test-takers must have been out of the public school system for at least 10 months
- GED test-takers cannot have a high school or equivalent credential
- GED test-takers must also meet additional requirements and be able to show proof of identity
Alberta GED testing centers:
Calgary Learning Institute Ltd., 130, 3025 12 Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7J2, Phone: (403) 285-3555
Equilibrium Testing Center, 2130, 11 Royal Vista Drive NW, Calgary, AB T3R 0N2, Phone: (403) 453-4224
Portage College, 7825 51 Street #1759, Cold Lake, AB T9M 0B6, Phone: (780) 639-0030
Drayton Valley & District Community Learning Association, 4743-46 Street, Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1R8, Phone: (780) 542-3373 ext. 1
A&D Tutoring Services, 16408-100 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 4Y2, Phone: (780) 444-9349
Careers in Transition Inc., 10621 100 Ave, Ste 420, Edmonton, AB T5J 0B3, Phone: (780) 702-9259 or (780) 496-9228
Lokken College, B100, 10080 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1V9, Phone: (888) 565-5366 ext. 1
Norquest College, 10215 108 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1L6, Phone: (780) 644-6000
Edson and District Community Learning Society, Edson Provincial Building #105, 111-54 Street, Edson, AB T7E 1T2, Phone: (780) 723-6247
Keyano College, Bob Lamb Building, 8115 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7, Phone: (780) 791-4800 or (780) 838-3847
Kayas Cultural College, FF9C & R8, Fox Lake, AB T0H 1R0, Phone: (780) 759-2030
Northwestern Polytechnic, 10726-106 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C4, Phone: (780) 539-2212
Grande Prairie Public Library, 101, 9839-103 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6M7, Phone: (780) 357-7467
Hinton Adult Learning, 110 Brewster Drive, Hinton, AB T7V 1B4, Phone: (780) 865-1686
Lac La Biche
Portage College, 9531 94 Avenue, Lac la Biche, AB T0A 2C0, Phone: (780) 623-5518
Burman University, 6730 University Drive, Lacombe, AB T4L 2E5, Phone: (403) 782-3381 ext. 4141
Lethbridge College, 3000 College Drive S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 1L6, Phone: (403) 320-3368
Lakeland College, 2602-59th Avenue, Lloydminster, AB T9V 3N7, Phone: (780) 871-5746/5760
Maskwacis Cultural College, 2 Saddleback Road N, Maskwacis, AB T0C 1N0, Phone: (780) 585-3925
Medicine Hat College, 299 College Drive SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6, Phone: (403) 529-3896
Red Deer College, 100 College Boulevard, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5, Phone: (403) 342-3292 or (403) 356-4909
Rocky Mountain House
Rocky Community Learning Centre, 4832 49 Street, Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B5, Phone: (403) 845-3276
Beaver County Community Adult Learning Service Centre, 5120 50 Street NW, Ryley, AB T0B 4A0, Phone: (780) 663-3731
Northern Lakes College, 1201 Main St SE, Slave Lake, AB T0G 2A3, Phone: (780) 849-8600
Stettler Adult Learning Centre, 4911 51 Street, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0, Phone: (403) 742-2280/6700
Taber Adult Learning Association, 5011 49 Avenue, Taber, AB T1G 1V9, Phone: (403) 223-1169