GED is an Alberta Education High School Equivalency Diploma.
GED is a high school equivalency program that is recognized by all Canadian provinces. GED candidates are required to be proficient in communicating, processing information, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
About GED tests

The GED tests are the computer-based and the tests certify a high school level of academic knowledge and skills in five subject areas:
1. Language Arts Writing            50 mc questions & essay         75 min (MC) & 45 min (essay)

2. Language Arts Reading         40 mc questions                         65 min

3. Social Studies                          50 mc questions                        70 min
4. Science                                    50 mc questions                         80 min

5. Math Part 1 & Part 2              25 questions, each part            45 min each part
All five GED tests must be passed to receive your Alberta Education High School Equivalency Diploma. 

Register to write the GED test

1. Get your Alberta Student Number (ASN) from the Alberta Education ( website.
2. Go to and create your own account. (Read instructions below before creating your account).
3. Once signed in, MyGED Dashboard will appear with six selections on the page.
4. Click on Schedule and follow prompts on each page. Choose COMPUTER version. You may choose to write the five tests on any schedule, one at a time: OR any number of tests over two or more days. Select ONLY 2 or 3 subject tests at one time to find available times and dates. If you want between-test breaks longer than 10 minutes, register ONE test at a time.
5. Pay the GED exam fees online: $40 USD per test or $200 USD for all five tests.
* Registrations must be completed 24 hours before the scheduled test time. Registrations are refundable or transferable by contacting GED Testing at 1-877-392-6433 no later than 24 hours before the scheduled test time.
GED test day
1. Bring your Government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport) for check-in.
2. No food or water is permitted in the test lab
3. No personal items (including cellphones or electronic devices) are permitted in the test session. Failure to comply can result in forfeiting GED test          privilege and in denying access to your GED test record.
4. Lockers are available to store all personal belongings.
5. Key, lock, earplugs, and noise-canceling headphones are provided
6. Arrive at least 30 minutes early for every test.
7. Pens and erasable board are provided
8. You can bring your own calculator, but there is one provided on screen
Calgary Learning conducts high stakes exams with high security. Before you enter the test lab you must complete the following checks

1. Pocket check – nothing is allowed in your pockets
2. Sleeves must be pulled up
3. Pant legs must be pulled up
4. No large jewelry is allowed in the lab
5. No watches or electronics are allowed in the lab
GED test results
You will receive a printout of your results immediately following your test, except for Language Arts Writing, which may take 5 – 7 business days. The essay score is included in Language Arts - Writing and is not shown separately.
For each of the five subjects, a passing grade is a score of 450 or higher out of 800. (equivalent to 38 correct answers of 50, or 30 correct answers of 40).
Your Diploma is mailed by Alberta Education in Edmonton within one month. Ensure your address is current at
Official transcripts are available at one month after successful completion.
Inquiries for diplomas and transcripts should be directed to 1-780-427-9069.
Only failed tests may be rewritten.
Previously passed tests (2002 on) are not required to be rewritten, assuming that all five are passed by December 31, 2020.
14 days is required between the same test writings; for fourth and subsequent writings, candidates must wait 60 days for each rewrite, after the last date of the test being rewritten.
If a client provides formal documentation demonstrating a higher mark requirement, the rewrite of a passed test may be permitted upon approval by the GED Chief Examiner.
Supports and accommodations
Clients who have a diagnosed disability may be eligible for accommodations. If you need forms please email the office at and we will send them to you. Accommodation forms must be submitted to GED Chief Examiner for formal approval. This process can take a few days or a few weeks. Apply early!
GED Prep
Register for GED prep
November 02 to December 11, 20
6 weeks of classes $390.00
Monday & Wednesday:  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday & Friday: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Private lessons are also available. Email for more info
Alberta Education Contact information
If you need additional information please contact Alberta Education
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-415-9242
Toll-free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Main Floor, 13140 St. Albert Trail
Edmonton, Alberta  T5L 4Y6
Contact us
130 3025 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2
403 285-3555
GED Prep In-class

Register for GED prep
November 02 to December 11, 20
6 weeks of classes $390.00
Textbook $40.00
Monday & Wednesday:  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday & Friday: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Private lessons are also available. Email for more info

Test Topics
Number operations and number sense
Geometry and measurement
Data analysis, statistics, and probability
Algebra, functions, and patterns

Language Arts, Reading
Test Topics
Poetry, drama, prose
Visual and performing arts reviews
Workplace and community documents

Language Arts, Writing
Test Topics
Part 1 - Organization, sentence structure, usage, mechanics
Part 2 - Essay
Social Studies
Test Topics
Civics and government
Test Topics
Physics and Chemistry
Life science
Earth and Space science

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