Exam Invigilation

GED® Testing

Understanding the GED

Many adults who did not complete high school acquire through experience, reading, and other informal learning, educational maturity equal to or above the level of a high school graduate. The GED® testing program offered through Cumberland College is designed to determine that level.


You must be at least 18 years of age and out of school a year unless referred by a school division.

If you have already achieved your grade 12 certificate this course is not required

Photo ID required at test sitting

Areas of Testing

The GED exams consist of five tests. The times listed are the scheduled times allowed by GED Testing Services that includes tutorials and scheduled breaks.



122 minutes



105 minutes



95 minutes


Language Arts Reading

90 minutes


Language Arts Writing

165 minutes

Registering for the exam

To write the GED test, you must pre-register at least 24 hours in advance. Follow these easy steps to register for the GED test.

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You can create an account by accessing the GED website at: https://ged.com/en-ca/

During the account creation process you will be asked to provide information about yourself.

Through your account, schedule to write your GED® test at a College campus in.

No Walk-ins, you must preregister at least 24 hours in advance. See the table below with upcoming testing dates.
  1. Payment is required at the time of scheduling. The cost is $7USD/module, or $35USD for the entire test
  2. Payment is by credit card. If you don't have a credit card, please stop in at College to purchase a voucher number.
  3. Hint: Select 3 exams for the first day, and 2 exams for the second day when registering, This will allow the scheduling site to show you available times. If you select all 5 tests to write in one day, the GED site will show that there are no times available.

More Information

All testing occurs on-site at the following College campuses. Tests can not be written at home.

No walk-ins, you must preregister at least 24 hours in advance
Special arrangements may be made for alternate testing times
Limited seats available - Schedule dates and times are subject to change – please confirm all dates and times at GED.com

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