Georgia HiSET® Requirements

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

See the Technical College System of Georgia for more information.

Eligibility Requirements

To take the HiSET exam in the state of Georgia, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Age:
    • You must be 18 years old to test in Georgia. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you are considered Underage Youth and must enroll in a state-approved adult education program and receive approval to test by the Georgia High School Equivalency Program.
  • Residency:
    • You do not have to be a resident of Georgia to take the HiSET exam. However, you must take and pass your last test in Georgia to be credentialed.
  • Test Preparation or Instruction: Georgia only requires adult education classes for Underage Youth; however, classes are highly recommended for all students
  • Practice Test: The HiSET Official Practice test (OPT) is available to help prepare for the exam. Contact your local adult education program for more information
  • Identification: You must present official state and/or government-issued identification on test day at the HiSET test center. Outdated or expired identification will not be accepted. Acceptable forms of identification include:
    • driver’s license
    • valid passport
    • military ID
    • other forms of government-issued identification that show your name, address, date of birth, signature and photograph

Georgia 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.

$ 10 .75

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:

$ 8 .00

per subtest

Test at Home Fee:

$ 17 .50

per subtest

State Admin Fee:

$ 8 .00

per subtest

* A test center administration fee is required for each re-test. Test center administration fees by modality are outlined above.

*A $10.00 fee will be applied when registering by phone