GED® Testing

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For those who did not complete high school, passing the GED® exam holds the key to the future. Success on this exam earns the high school equivalency credential needed to launch your career, qualify for a better job or promotion, or enter college.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is an official GED® testing site. The GED® exam is comprised of four separate tests: Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning. The 2014 GED® exam is computer-based and can only be taken via computer. There is not a paper option. The cost of all four exams when taken at the same time is $160; taken separately the cost of each test is $40. Acceptable forms of payment are debit or credit card.

All individuals, 18 and older, interested in taking the GED® exam must first register online at or call 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433). Underage testers (16 and 17 years of age) and individuals requiring special accommodation should contact the main GED Testing Center at (404) 297-9522 ext. 2516 or ext. 2511 for specific instructions.

Official diploma and transcript are mailed from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Office of Adult Education. Questions and requests for additional copies of these documents should be directed to TCSG at 404-679-1645 or The Transcript Request form can be printed directly from the TCSG website.

The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Adult Education Department offers adult basic education classes and GED preparation classes at no charge to the public. For more information or to register for classes visit and click on the Adult Education tab or call 404-297-9522 ext. 4000.

Testing Center Office Hours and Location (Paul M. Starnes Center)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 10am – 3pm
Friday – Closed
1085 Montreal Road, Clarkston, GA
(404) 297-9522 ext. 2516 or ext. 2511

Testing Schedule (Paul M. Starnes Center)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday – 9:00am – 8:00pm
Friday – Closed
Saturday – 9:00am – 2:00pm

Testing Center Office Hours and Location (Newton Campus)
Monday – 9:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 2:00pm
Newton Campus Building D – Room 166B
8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, GA
(404) 297-9522 ext. 5345, or 3100 or ext. 3205

Testing Schedule (Newton Campus)
Monday – 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 2:00pm

Note: The Newton Campus operates a reduced schedule. Please call or visit the main Paul M. Starnes Center for assistance.

GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council of Education (ACE). They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service®. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands and administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.