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GED® Test Information - GED® Testing in Maryland


Applying to Take the GED® Tests
To take the GED® tests in Maryland, you must:

  • Be a resident of Maryland
  • Be at least 17 years old. Candidates between 17 and 19 years old must have officially withdrawn from a high school program, submitted an official school withdrawal form to the Maryland GED® Office, and received approval to register for the GED® tests. Date of birth will be verified at the Testing Center.
    Print and fill out the Official School Withdrawal Form
  • Have not earned a high school diploma
  • Have acceptable identification to present at the Testing Center:
      1. A current (not expired) Maryland driver's license or current (not expired) Maryland learner's permit issued by the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles
      2. A current Maryland identification card issued by the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles
      3. A current active duty military ID card

If none of the forms of identification and residency identified above are attainable, the candidate may apply to the Secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for an Identification Waiver (PDF). The candidate must provide to the GED® Testing Office one or more forms of identification which collectively show name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph. If the documentation is acceptable, the Secretary may issue a waiver letter accepting the alternative documentation. This official embossed letter must be presented, along with the supporting documentation, to the testing center at each time of testing.

Registration and Scheduling

Register to take the GED® test on computer visit and click on Register Today. Or test takers can register 24 hours per day, seven days a week, through the Pearson VUE call center at 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433). When scheduling your tests, be aware that it is not advisable to take more than two modules per day. Many testing centers do not allow for taking more than 2 modules per day.

Cost of testing

First time testing of each GED® module costs $11.25 per module, payable by credit card, debit card, or gift card at the time of scheduling. Visit for registration and scheduling information.

Below is the fee structure for the GED® Test in Maryland.

Test per Module


 1st  $11.25 *
 2nd  $10.00
 3rd  $10.00

Most test takers in Maryland achieve a passing score within the first three attempts.  Test takers are encouraged to obtain instructional assistance before any retesting.

Below is the fee structure if additional retests are attempted.

 4th  $30.00
 5th  $10.00
 6th  $10.00
 7th  $30.00

*Maryland subsidizes only the initial test per module.


Testers are limited to a total of three tests per module per calendar year. Each “No Show” counts as one of the three allowable tests per module per calendar year. Testers should pace testing and consider getting instructional assistance to prepare for retests. If additional tests are needed, the tester must wait until January 1 of the following year to schedule. when new test forms become available from GED® Testing Service.  

GED® Testing in Spanish

Maryland offers the current GED® tests in English or Spanish on computer. Indicate the language format you desire on your CBT application.Three of the four modules may be taken in Spanish; however, the Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA) module must be taken in English.

GED® Test Scores/Diploma Information

Candidates who have passed all four modules of the GED® tests are awarded a Maryland High School Diploma issued jointly by the Maryland State Board of Education and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Once DLLR receives your passing scores on all tests, your Maryland High School Diploma will be mailed automatically to you at the address you provided on your GED® registration form within three weeks.

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Taking the GED® Test
Cómo realizar el examen GED®