General Educational Development (GED) - Certification
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 of Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour. First time applicants must write 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. The five tests are normally written over two days for a total of seven hours and five minutes.
Three writings are permitted in one calendar year with no wait time between the first and second attempts. There is a three month wait time between any subsequent writings.
The fee is $40.00 to reschedule or a rewrite of the tests you did not pass.