The GED Testing Service is a joint venture of the American Council on Education (ACE) and Pearson.
The GED® test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 18 million graduates since 1942.
Last year nearly 800,000 adults sat for the GED test, which is accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and employers.
Matt Genger is the GED tester and representative for our area. Genger works for the Shelby public schools and gives tests on Wednesdays in Shelby.
No tests are given in Conrad.
If a person is interested in taking their GED, Genger recommends beginning their GED testing before the price rises in the next year.
The price for the test is currently $55, and within the next year the test cost will rise to $165.
To take the test you must call for an appointment, and at the time of testing bring their picture ID.
The GED is made up of five sections: Math I, Math II, Language Arts and Writing, Social Studies, and Science.
If you fail one section, the current retake cost for each section is an additional $15. It is recommended you prepare before you start the tests.
Editor’s Note: For more information regarding our local GED tests, you can call Craig Barringer, Superintendent, at 278-5521, or Matt Genger at 434-2622 or go to the website: acenet.edu/higher-education/Pages/default.aspx .