Georgia HiSET® Requirements

About the Georgia HiSET® Exam

Earn the credential your future needs with the HiSET® High School Equivalency Test. 

If you want to find a better job or take the first step on a pathway to a career, then you need to earn a high school equivalency credential. It is required for college and more important than ever to employers. Taking the HiSET exam can help change your life and expand your opportunities like it’s done for other test takers.

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 Outdated or expired identification will not be accepted.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
    • Photograph

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HiSET Georgia Testing Options and Fees

Total fees per computer subtest


Total expected fees to complete the HiSET assuming no retake attempts and completion in a single calendar year:


Subtest fee breakdown:

Test Fee: $10.75

Test Center Fee: $8

State Admin Fee: $8

Test Location: Test Center

Total fees per Test @ Home subtest


Total expected fees to complete the HiSET assuming no retake attempts and completion in a single calendar year:


Subtest fee breakdown:

Test Fee: $10.75

Remote Proctor Fee: $17.50

State Admin Fee: $8

Test Location: Offsite, remote proctored. System requirements and test environment guidelines must be met.


What to know: HiSET test takers may take each subtest a maximum of three (3) times in a calendar year.

How it works: If you take your first official HiSET subtest in the month of January and then take two retakes at a test center in the months of February and March, you would not be permitted to take that subtest again until the next calendar year starting in January, and you would then need to pay the full test price.

What it costs: You may retake each subtest two times over the 12 months following your first attempt by paying the $8 state admin fee plus either the $8 test center fee for each in-person subtest or the $17.50 at-home online proctor fee for each at-home subtest).

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