The Sangamon/Menard Regional Office of Education is approved by Pearson VUE to offer General Education Development (GED®) Testing for individuals who have not earned a high school diploma. Successfully completing each content area of the GED® and the United States and Illinois constitution requirements, candidates will be awarded the Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate, which may be needed for college admissions, employment/promotion or induction into the armed service.


Candidates must register online to take the GED® Tests. One can begin the registration process by going to and selecting any approved Pearson VUE GED® location.


The cost to take the GED® Test is $30 for each content area.  Testing fees must be paid at the time of registration.

Testing Lab

Our testing lab is open on Mondays, 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 1:30 p.m.


If an individual has a documented learning, physical or emotional disability they may  qualify for accommodations for test administration. For additional information visit


Preparation classes for the GED® Test are offered at our local adult education Programs.

  • Lawrence Education Center (217) 525-3144

  • Lincoln Land Community College (217) 786-2200

Study materials are also available through the MyGED® portal at

Constitution Requirements

Candidates for the Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate must provide proof of passing the Constitution test required under ILCS 5/27-3. There is no charge for taking the Constitution Test online at our office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Study Guides may be obtained at our office or downloaded at

Certificate and Transcripts

Illinois High School Equivalency Certificates and/or Official Transcripts can be obtained in person or ordered and payment made online by completing the Certificate/Transcript Form and making payment to the Sangamon-Menard Regional Office of Education.  Please allow 3-5 business days for processing your request. 

          IHSE Certificate………. $10.00.

         Official Transcript………. $10.00.

GED Request Form

GED Request Form
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GED Online Payment