New Hampshire HiSET® Requirements

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

New Hampshire Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Age: You must be at least 18 years of age to take the HiSET exam. For exceptions to this requirement, review additional policies listed on the New Hampshire Adult Education siteThe HiSET Exam at home option is not available to anyone under the age of 18.
  • Residency: You must be a resident of New Hampshire or physically reside in New Hampshire to take the HiSET exam at a test center in New Hampshire. You will need to provide proof that you live in New Hampshire with a valid driver’s license or other proof of residency. Contact the state office for more information.
  • Test Preparation or Instruction: New Hampshire does not have any test preparation or instruction requirements to take the initial test. However, they do encourage instruction before retesting. See below for more information.
  • Practice Test: Though it is not a statewide requirement that test takers must take a practice test to qualify for the HiSET exam, some local testing centers do require it. Contact your test center to see if you will need to take a practice test.
  • 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 Outdated or expired identification will not be accepted.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
  • A Social Security number is not required to register for the HiSET exam in New Hampshire. 

New Hampshire 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)

  • 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:

$ 0 .00

per subtest retake

Test at Home Fee:

$ 17 .50

per subtest retake

State Admin Fee:

$ 10-14 .25

per subtest*

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

* Paper Based State Admin Fee:  $10.00. Computer Based State Admin Fee: $14.25