GED® Testing

On June 3, 2016, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) approved the request of the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS), in collaboration with the Illinois Community College Board staff, to increase the Illinois High School Equivalency (ILHSE) Official Transcript fee.
The board approved transcript fee increases over the following three fiscal years. Effective July 1, 2016, the ILHSE Official Transcript fee increased to $6.00 per transcript through June 30, 2017; on July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 the fee will increase to $8.00 per transcript; and the final increase will be on July 1, 2018 and will increase to $10.00 per ILHSE Official Transcript fee. The ICCB sets the fee structure for High School Equivalency for the State of Illinois.

The Sangamon County Regional Office of Education has been certified by PEARSON VUE and GEDTS to offer computer based testing (CBT) for the GED®.

Our testing lab is open on Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m and on selected Saturdays each month between 8:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Persons interested in taking the GED® Test must access PEARSON VUE at to establish an account, locate a test site, register and pay.

For additional information on the 2014 series of the GED® Test go to  

***Pearson VUE policies require candidates to arrive at the test site a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start of their test and that the test site will deny admittance to candidates who arrive after the assigned start time.***

Special Announcement for GED® Candidates

The passing score for the GED® test is now 145 instead of 150.

This score change is effective immediately and is retroactive for all testing since January 1, 2014, but will not be reflected in your MyGED® score report until after March 1, 2016. For this reason printing transcripts and/or certificates will be delayed for passing scores between 145 and 149 until after March 1, 2016.

For more information, please visit There you will find answers to frequently asked questions, graphics explaining the new scoring system, audio clips discussing the changes, and more.

Candidates who have taken all or part of the GED® test should make sure their mailing address and e-mail address are current in their MyGED® account.

If you have questions, please call our office at (217) 753-6620.

To Request a copy of your GED please download and fill out the GED Request Form located on the top right of this page.