Indiana HiSET® Requirements

About the Indiana 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.

For more information about the Indiana High School Equivalency Exam (HSE) visit the Indiana Department of Workforce Development website.

Eligibility Requirements

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


  • You must be at least 18 years of age on the date of testing to take the HiSET exam without providing any additional documentation.
  • If you are 16 or 17 years of age on the date of testing, you must have officially exited high school following the Indiana Department of Education (DOE) attendance requirements, using the official DOE exit form and have obtained a superintendent’s signature using the DOE Exit Interview Form (Exit Interview Form) (PDF).

Residency: You must be a resident of Indiana for a minimum of 30 days immediately preceding the day of testing.

Test Preparation or Instruction: You are not required to take HiSET test preparation courses before taking the exam.

Practice Test: You are not required to take a practice test before taking the official exam.

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 Outdated or expired identification will not be accepted.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 licenses or state identification cards issued by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
  • Valid passports
  • Military IDs
  • Other forms of government-issued identification that include/show:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Date of birth
    • Signature
    • Photograph

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HiSET Indiana Testing Options and Fees

Testing fees for paper and computer tests are determined by the test center.

If you plan to take your Indiana HiSET exam at a test center, please contact your test center for fee information.

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: $15

Remote Proctor Fee: $17.50

State Admin Fee: $0

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 only the test center fee (noted above for each in-person subtest) or the at-home online proctor fee ($17.50 for each at-home subtest).

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