How to take the GED test online
If you want to take the GED test online, you need to follow a few extra steps. First of all, you should know that during the online proctored GED® exam, proctoring software monitors your computer’s desktop, webcam video, and audio.
So, you need a computer with a webcam, microphone, and reliable internet.
Also, before taking the GED test, you need to download and install software on your computer. For more details, check this page: https://ged.com/take-the-ged-test-online/
Keep in mind, Chromebook laptops and mobile devices are not fit for taking the online GED test.
We assume you have already created your ged.com account.
- Before you are allowed to schedule the online test, you need to take the GED Ready® practice test for the chosen subject. Only if you score into the “green zone” (Likely to Pass) you will see the option for scheduling that section of the GED test.
- Online tests are offered every day but you can schedule only one subject test at a time. As soon as you have completed a subtest online, you can schedule the next one.
- Before taking the GED test, you will be asked to run a system check; you will have to install software that confirms that your computer meets the technical requirements. It sounds a bit complicated, but usually, it’s a straightforward task. When everything is working well, you can choose the time and date.
- When the OP (Online Proctored) GED exam starts, you’ll be asked to verify your identity. You must take a photo of your face by webcam and of your photo ID, and there are more things the software on your computer will have to verify to secure a safe and secure testing environment.
- You are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks during the exam. If you do, your exam results will be invalid. Scheduled breaks (the same as during exams in a testing center) are allowed.
- Usually, your test results are available on the same day.
The online GED test is not available in New York State, Vermont, and South Carolina.