The GED® Test Battery is based on high school curriculum standards and certifies mastery in the following
five subject areas: reading, social studies, science, math, and writing. The GED® diploma is the certified
equivalent of a traditional high school diploma.
Students must pay a one-time fee of $80 before taking the official GED® tests.
FREE GED® testing for Durham County residents! Read more below.
Durham County Main Campus
For further information about these courses and a complete schedule, please call 919-536-7218.
Qualified students may prepare for the High School Equivalency test from the comfort of their homes through Durham Tech’s online courses. Eligible students must have Internet access, be able to work independently, and attend a pre-online study orientation. For additional information, please call 919-536-7218, ext. 3003.or read High School Equivalency Online Frequently Asked Questions.
GED® Testing Program
Durham Tech is approved to administer the General Educational Development Test Battery by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges and the American Council on Education. The GED® Testing Center on Durham Tech’s Main Campus provides regularly scheduled testing. GED® tests are NO LONGER administered at other off-campus locations in Durham and Orange counties. Testing accommodations are available to candidates with documented disabilities.
To sit for a GED® test, students must:
FREE GED® Testing for Durham County Residents
The $80 testing fee is waived as a result of ConnectFunds, a program that offers financial assistance to Durham County residents seeking additional education, job training, or retraining. The funds are accrued through a quarter-cent Sales and Use Tax that voters approved in November 2011.
Follow these steps:
Candidates approved for special testing accommodations should contact Pearson VUE at 800-466-0450 for scheduling.
For additional information, contact the Durham Tech examiner at 919-536-7200, ext. 3201 or ext. 3206.