||Who can take the GED Test?
GED Tests shall be administered to any Kentucky resident who is certified as test ready and meets one of the following criteria:
General Eligibility Requirements:
1. The applicant has a Kentucky address and is nineteen years of age.
2. The applicant has a Kentucky address, is sixteen years of age and:
a. Has been officially withdrawn from public or private school for 90 days as certified by the local school district ** or
b. Is officially withdrawn from public or private school and receives a superintendent’s waiver of the 90 days for a postsecondary enrollment deadline, a condition of employment, medical reason, or family circumstances.
**Student must present proof of withdrawal on school form or letterhead at time of testing.
An applicant at least sixteen years of age with a Kentucky address is eligible to take the GED Test if the applicant is:
1. committed or placed in a state correctional facility
2. enrolled in a Job Corps Program of Instruction
3. considered a state agency child
4. detained in a juvenile detention or juvenile holding facility and:
· is at least one year behind academically
· has a minimum stay in detention of thirty days
· and is approved for the GED test by the local school superintendent
5. enrolled in a KDE approved GED Secondary Program and approved for the GED tests by the superintendent.
||Required Testing Application Form
Applicants must complete the KYAE 6--GED Testing Application form and take the GED Steck-Vaughn Official Practice Test administered by a Kentucky local adult education provider.
Applicants may need the signature of the proper authority on the KYAE-6 Form.
Applications are available from local adult education providers, local school districts, local GED testing centers or the Kentucky Adult Education GED office at 502-573-5114.