Government of New Brunswick


The General Educational Development (GED) program is a series of five tests in the core high school curriculum areas of Language Arts-Writing, Language Arts-Reading, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics. Those who successfully complete all five tests will be awarded a GED High School Equivalency Diploma.


To write the General Educational Development tests in New Brunswick, you must meet the following requirements:
1) have not graduated from high school;
2) be at least nineteen years of age;
3) no longer be enrolled in the public school system.


Candidates wishing to write their GED must first submit the registration form to the Department. To be granted a GED diploma the candidate needs to successfully achieve a passing grade on all five tests: Language Arts-Reading; Language Arts-Writing; Mathematics; Social Studies and Science. Should you be unsuccessful on all, or part, of the GED Tests, you will be required to rewrite only the tests you have failed.

After the candidate’s initial testing attempt they may re-test up to two times on the content area with no wait time between the retests. For attempts after the third testing attempt each re-test attempt must be preceded by a 60-day waiting period.

There is no fee for writing the GED tests.

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