Hawaii HiSET® Requirements

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

Hawaii Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Age:
    • You must be at least 18 years of age to take the HiSET exam without meeting special circumstances.
    • If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must obtain clearance by following the established procedures and using the Exceptions to Compulsory Education, Form 4140 (PDF).
    • If you are under 16 years old, you cannot take the HiSET exam
  • Residency: You do not have to be a resident of Hawaii to take the HiSET exam. 
  • Test Preparation or Instruction: 
  • In order to receive a Hawaii Community School for Adults diploma from the Hawaii Community School for Adults, you must complete a minimum of 60 hours of adult education instruction before you take the HiSET exam. If you do not do this, you will not receive a diploma. However, if you only want to receive a transcript and do not need a diploma, you can test without completing instruction. For more information about these credit requirements, see Receiving Your Diploma.
  • Practice Test: Hawaii does not require you to take a practice test to qualify for the HiSET exam
    • Identification: You must present identification on test day at the HiSET test center. Outdated or expired identification will not be accepted. Acceptable forms of identification include:
      • valid driver’s license
      • passport
      • military ID
      • other form of government-issued (national or foreign) identification that shows name, address, date of birth, signature and photograph

    Note: Test takers who are 16 and 17 years old must also bring Exceptions to Compulsory Education, Form 4140 (PDF).

    Hawaii 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:

    $ 10 .75

    per subtest

    State Admin Fee:

    $ 0 .00

    per subtest

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