Ontario's Designated Provider of Distance Education

Independent Learning Centre

Registering for GED® Tests


To write the GED® Tests, you must:

be at least 18 years of age

have been out of school for at least one full year

not have graduated from high school

be a resident of Ontario

How to Register for GED® Testing at the Independent Learning Centre

  1. Check the GED® Test Schedule. Find a convenient time and location.
  2. Print out and complete the GED® Tests Application form (PDF, 1.47 MB).
  3. Make a copy of a document that proves you are 18 or older.
    • You can use a birth certificate, driver’s licence, photo health card, or passport.
    • Do not send original documents, send a photocopy.
    • Candidates who are 18 years old must provide a date of leaving letter from the last high school they attended.
    • Home-schooled candidates must provide a letter from their Board of Education indicating that they have been home-schooled.
  4. Mail the completed application, along with your $100 fee and required documentation to the ILC.
    • Send it to the GED® Coordinator at the Independent Learning Centre
      PO Box 200, Station Q, Toronto, ON M4T 2T1.
    • Note: If you are paying by credit card, you may fax your completed application to 416.484.2750 or email it to ged@tvo.org.
    • Payment can be made by certified cheque, money order, or credit card. Learn more about how to pay for the test.

Your application must be received four to six weeks prior to the testing date you select.

Note: We keep applications on file for a period of one year. After that time you must reapply if you have not written the GED® Tests or if you want to rewrite one or all of the tests.

Learn More

Test Schedule

Find locations, dates and session codes you need to include in your registration form.

Fees and Cancellations

Learn about payment methods, cancellations and re-scheduling.

Special Accommodation

Learn about special arrangements for people with special circumstances.

Test Outline

See what's on the test and how much time you have for each section.

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