Request for GED Transcript and Certificate Form



What is the GED?


The GED is an examination of General Educational Development.

It includes five parts:


writing skills

social studies


reading skills



It takes about seven hours to complete.


Can I study first?

Yes, in a variety of ways. Self-study books are available in most book stores at a cost between $10 and $25. Sometimes books are available in public libraries, too. Many public television stations and cable systems, such as the Learning Channel, show GED instructional programs.

GED classes are available through Lake Land College in most counties. They can be reached at  217/235-0361 or 1-800-210-5541.

On-Line Study Information:

Copyright- Barbara Daley, Southwestern Illinois College

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GED Testing Service




ROE 11


Study Guide-US_Const-Flag_Code-IL_Const.pdf




Where is GED testing in Region 11? How do you Register?

The Regional Office of Education #11 provides testing at least once a month. 

To reserve your seat for testing, the individual must register and pay $50 at the main office in Charleston or one of the satellite offices in the counties. CLICK HERE to see the Satellite Office Hours.


Who can take the GED?



Distributed by the Regional Office of Education, Charleston, IL

(Effective June 1, 2008)

 The following individuals may apply to the

Regional Superintendent to take the G.E.D. test:

 I.   An individual who is 17 years of age or older, not be a high school graduate or GED graduate, and who has maintained residence in the State of Illinois for a minimum of thirty days.

A.   If an individual is of school age and has been enrolled in a public, private, or home school in the last 12 months, he/she must present a withdrawal letter from the last school attended before taking the GED Test.

II.   An individual who is 16 years of age may be eligible to take the GED Test only if they meet the following criteria:

A.  Has maintained residence for 30 days in the State of Illinois; and

B.  Is enrolled in an alternative education program under Section 2-3.81, 12A, or 13B of the Illinois School Code; or

C.  Is enrolled in a youth education program under the Illinois National Guard (i.e., Lincolnís Challenge) 

*     Issued by the Illinois Community College Board and the General Educational Development Testing Service of the American Council on Education.  6/1/08

At testing, an individual must show an acceptable form of identification that displays his/her name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph.  Accepted forms of identification are a driverís license, valid passport, military ID, or other form of government-issued, state, national or foreign identification.  (A high school ID is not accepted.)



Are you interested in taking the

computer-based GED test?


Computer based tests are given at the ROE office in Charleston (or at other approved Testing Centers).  Candidate must have an email address, apply on-line and pay with a debit or credit card.  The available testing dates will be listed during the registration process.

The cost is $120 to take the whole test or $30 per test part.


Take Computer Based GED Exam


You must register on-line at the web address below.  

Need Additional Help:

  Sign up for an adult education class (sites listed)
  Get practice materials
Request accommodations

  Downloadable document on how to register and schedule a GED test


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