Tennessee GED Test Programs
Ms. Phyllis Pardue
For specific registration and test date
information on the GED Please call the Center at 901-475-2526
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
11th Floor, Davy Crockett Tower
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37245
Tennessee GED Information
GED Eligibility Requirements for the State of Tennessee
The applicant must be at least 18 years of age and not have
received a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate.
Individuals who are seventeen (17) may participate in GED testing, providing
1. Presents to
the GED Test Examiner an age waiver
signed by the superintendent of the school system where the applicant resides,
2. Is not
presently enrolled in high school, or
3. Is currently enrolled in a state approved
GED Option Program.
The following is the necessary documentation you must bring when you come to
register. The examiner must come to register. No one will be allowed to register
for an examinee.
If you are 17, you will need:
1. Driver's License/State ID
2. Eligibility for Enrollment in AE
3. Proof of GED Pre-test
4. $55 in cash or GED test voucher
If you are 18 or older, you will need:
1. Driver's License/State ID
2. Proof of GED Pre-test
3. $55 in cash or GED test voucher
Tennessee Diploma Requirements
To earn a High School Equivalency Diploma the applicant must
have an average score of 450 on the total test (total standard score of 2250)
with no score below 410 on any of the five tests.
GED Tests in Various Languages & Special Needs GED
The GED is available in English, Spanish, or French. Also,
special tests for the visually impaired may be provided. To ensure that
handicapping conditions of some candidates do not prevent their being tested or
tested fairly, special testing accommodations have been made available. For
information concerning special GED testing accommodations, please contact your
local GED testing center.
An individual may test three times during any one contract
year, retests are $11.00 per test. An individual may retest after a 30-day waiting period with the following
1. The local test center policy allows
the time period to be waived due to unusual circumstances.
2. The individual is enrolled in an adult education program and the
instructor requests a waiver on the time period. The GED practice test must be
given with an adequate score achieved to request the wavier.
Duplicate GED Diplomas & Transcript Requests
If the original diploma is lost, a duplicate diploma may be
obtained by contacting the test center where the exam was administered. If a
copy of the transcript is needed for enrolling in school or for job placement,
contact the test center where exam was administered.
Free GED Preparatory Classes in Tennessee
Free GED preparatory classes are available throughout the
state of Tennessee. For further information, contact the local Adult Education
office or the Office of Adult Education at the Department of Labor and
Workforce Development, GED Office 1-800-531-1515.
The Division of Adult Education administers the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act
(AEFLA) grant funds that provide educational opportunities for those adults seeking:
basic skills upgrades, General Educational Development (GED) exam preparation, English
for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and basic workplace computer skills
These services are offered in every county at Adult Learning Centers and to employers
on-site at their request.
Contact us: 615-741-7054 or 1-800-531-1515
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