Ohio HiSET® Requirements

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

See the Ohio Department of Education website for more information.

Ohio Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Age: If you are 16, 17 or 18 years old, you must meet both of the following requirements:
    • You must be officially withdrawn from school
    • You must not have received a high school diploma or honors diploma.
    • If you are 16 or 17 years old, in addition to meeting these requirements, you must also submit a consent form (PDF) signed by your parent, guardian or court official.
  • Residency: You must be a resident of the state of Ohio.
  • Test Preparation or Instruction: Instruction is optional, but recommended.
  • Practice Test: Ohio does not require students to take a practice test.
  • Identification: You must provide a government-issued, non-expired, identification at the time of testing. Acceptable forms of government-issued identification include:
    • driver’s license
    • learner’s permit
    • passport
    • national, state, country identification card

Please note that if your government-issued identification does not include your Ohio address, you must provide additional documentation listing your name and your Ohio address. Acceptable documentation includes:

  • utility bill
  • rental lease
  • bank statement
  • automotive registration

Ohio 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:

$ 8 .00

per subtest

Test at Home Fee:

$ 17 .50

per subtest

State Admin Fee:

$ 0 .00

per subtest

* Ohio offers $80 voucher codes that significantly lower the cost of taking the HiSET exam on paper or computer. Please visit Ohio Department of Education: HSE CTPD where you can locate a Career Technical Planning District (CTPD) Office to inquire about a voucher code. Once you are ready to test, please contact the CTPD office and enter the code on the HiSET exam payment page prior to paying and testing. There are no reimbursements for students who do not enter the HiSET exam voucher code received from the CTPD office.