General Education Development (GED) Testing


    § 22.1-254.2. Testing for high school equivalency; eligibility; guidelines

    (Items 4-7 omitted, since they are generally not relevant for home instructed students).

    A. The Board of Education shall establish a program of testing for high school equivalency through which a person may pass a high school equivalency examination approved by the Board of Education through which persons may earn a high school equivalency certificate or may earn a diploma as provided in subsection F of § 22.1-253.13:4. The following persons may participate in the testing program:

    1. Persons who are at least 18 years of age and not enrolled in public school or not otherwise meeting the school attendance requirements set forth in § 22.1-254;

    2. Persons 16 years of age or older who have been instructed by their parents in their home pursuant to § 22.1-254.1 and who have completed such home school instruction;

    3. Persons who have been excused from school attendance pursuant to subsections B and D of § 22.1-254;

    Under no circumstances shall persons under the age of 16 be eligible for the testing program.


    Click on the above link to learn more about GED testing through the Adult Education Office.
    In order to register for the GED, you must have a letter from this office confirming that your child has completed his/her home instruction program.

    Please note that our office will require a final, cumulative report card, final transcripts and/or the issue of a diploma to show proof of completion. For further information please call us at (571) 252-1021 or e-mail us at Gabrielle.Carpenter@lcps.org
Last Modified on February 7, 2019