NEW! – Book your GED exam online!
If you are interested in beginning your career or entering into post-secondary, getting your GED can open doors to many opportunities! Many employers and post-secondary institutions will accept the GED, but it is always best to check with your employer or with the educational institution you plan to attend to determine what opportunities the GED will open up for you. The GED exam is available in English, but can also be written in French with advanced notice.
If you would like more preparation before scheduling your exam, GED Exam Preparation classes are also available at Red Deer Polytechnic. Learn more
Learn more about the GED from the Government of Alberta.
To be eligible to write the GED exam, you must be 18 years of age or older and have been out of high school for at least 10 consecutive months.
Preparing for the GED Exam
Study guides are available from the RDC Campus Store, major bookstores such as Chapters, or your public library. Please note that the GED Study Guide should be a Canadian edition and a version more recent than 2002.
Test 1: Language Arts, Reading (65 minutes)
Test 2: Science (80 minutes)
Test 3: Social Studies (70 minutes)
Test 4: Mathematics* (90 minutes)
Test 5: Language Arts, Writing (120 minutes)
*For PART 1 of the Mathematics exam, learners are permitted to use a scientific calculator issued by the writing centre. No other references or resources are permitted for any GED examination.
Rewrites are available for a fee of $150 + GST, regardless of the number of tests you need to rewrite. Register online now for a GED exam rewrite
How to Register
The 2-day GED exam is available on the second Wednesday and Thursday of each month. Applicants should plan to be in the exam room from 9am – 1pm on each day.
Registration is available online 24/7. Both Visa and Mastercard payments are accepted.
- Click to Register Now
- Create an account
- Find the GED exam date of your choice and "add to cart"
- Complete the GED Release Application Form
- Click "Checkout"
- Pay online with a credit card
Accepted applicants will be notified with a confirmation email 3 – 5 business days prior to the exam date
- The exam fee is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another writing location. Exam dates are non-transferable.
- Seats are offered on a first come, first served basis and fill up quickly. Apply in advance to secure your seat!
- Applicants must bring photo ID to their exam sitting or they will not be permitted to write the GED exam.