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High School Equivalency Test Center

Earn your High School Equivalency Certificate!

The Los Angeles Unified School District has many test centers available to serve students in need of their High School Equivalency Certificate (formerly referred to as the "GED certificate")
Testing takes place almost every week!!!  We are here when you need us!  Check the monthly schedules for a test site near you.

Take that first step!  Register Today! 


Due to construction at our main site, testing will be available at the schools listed below.
Call a school near you for testing times and dates. 
Slawson Southeast Occupational Center
5500 Rickenbacker Road
Bell, CA 90201
(323) 729-6400 
Harbor Occupational Center
740 N. Pacific Ave
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 241-4800
East Los Angeles Skills Center
3921 Selig Place
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 224-5970
Emerson Adult Learning Center
8810 South Emerson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 258-2000
East Los Angeles Occupational Center
2100 Marengo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 276-7000
Rinaldi Adult Learning Center
17450 Rinaldi Street, Room 20
Granada Hills, CA 91344
(818) 832-8063
Registration Schedule 
Monday - Thursday
8AM - 11:30 PM 
8AM - 12 Noon 

The test costs $150 for first time testers.  If you need to retake any section of the test, the cost is $25 per section. Generally the test is given every week so there are plenty of opportunities to take the test when you are ready.

GED ® Update

Since 1942 the GED® was the ONLY test that lead to a  High School Equivalency Certificate.
In March 2014 the CA State Board of Education approved TWO NEW exams to
replace the GED®, the HiSET® and the TASC®.
LAUSD now offers the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test).
If you pass the HiSET® you will earn your
California High School Equivalency Certificate.
Visit the following websites for more information about the two new 
High School Equivalency Tests.

  TASC®  http://www.tasctest.com/test-takers.html

These websites have many resources for test takers. Most are FREE!

Be sure to check out the practice tests and study guides.
For more information about using your High School Equivalency Certificate for Financial Aid, click on the link below.