Colorado HiSET® Requirements

The following policies apply to anyone taking the HiSET® exam in the state of Colorado. When you schedule an appointment, you will need to confirm that you have read and understand these policies

Colorado Eligibility Requirements

To take the HiSET exam in Colorado, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Age: Typically, you may only take the HiSET exam if you are seventeen (17) years of age or older. However, if you are sixteen (16) years old, you may take the HiSET exam if you are approved by the HiSET program for a HiSET Testing Age Waiver after meeting one of the conditions set by the Colorado HSE Office. Learn more about getting an age waiver.

Note: If none of the conditions in the HSE age waiver apply, you cannot be approved and must wait to test until the age of 17.

  • Residency: You are not required to be a Colorado resident to test.
  • Test Preparation or Instruction: Colorado does not require you to prepare for the HiSET exam in an adult education classroom, but it is recommended. Find an Adult Education Program near you.
  • Practice Test: You are not required to take a practice test before taking the official exam.
  • Identification: You must provide a valid government-issued photo ID. The identification must display your full name (matching the name used for exam registration), address, date of birth, signature and photograph. Outdated or expired identification will not be accepted. On the day of your test, if you do not bring a valid government-issued ID, you will not be allowed to test. Acceptable forms of photo ID include:
    • passport
    • government-issued driver’s license or temporary license
    • state or province ID card (including those issued by motor vehicle agencies)
    • national ID card
    • military ID card
    • tribal education card

    If you don’t have any of the above, you can use an acceptable Supplemental ID.

    Note: The test center may ask for Supplemental ID in addition to the above forms, so we recommend that you always bring it with you on test day.

    Colorado HiSET Testing Fees

    Paper-based Test

    Perfect for test takers who love the scratch of pencil on paper and the feeling they’re in high school all over again.

    $ 15 .00

    per subtest, plus test administration fee
    (see below)

    • Includes two (2) re-tests per subtest *
    • Paper-based tests may only be taken at a designated test center and are not available for Test at Home.

    Computer-based Test

    Ideal for test takers who are more comfortable clicking a mouse. Plus, it costs less.

    $ 10 .75

    per subtest, plus test administration fee
    (see below)

    Test Administration Fees

    Test Center Fee:

    $ 10 .00

    per subtest

    Test at Home Fee:

    $ 17 .50

    per subtest

    State Admin Fee:

    $ 7 .50

    per subtest

    * A test center administration fee is required for each re-test. Test center administration fees by modality are outlined above.
    * Retakes must be completed within 12 months of the original purchase date.
    * State and test center administration fees are required each time you take a subtest.