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News Release - Current version of GED Test to expire at end of 2013

Nov. 5, 2013

Current version of GED Test to expire at end of 2013

The Colorado Department of Education announced today that the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on January 2, 2014. The new 2014 GED test will be based on emerging national and state standards and be delivered solely on computer and offered only in official testing centers.

Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive their high school credential. 

“The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, and gives adults options that they may not have with earning a high school credential,” said Rebecca Holmes, associate commissioner for the Innovation, Choice and Engagement Division at CDE. “We want to be sure that everyone is aware of this deadline. GED test-takers must act now before the current test expires on Dec. 31. ” 

Interested GED test-takers can find more information at

Denver will offer four “amnesty days” this fall when the $150 test fee will be waived. The amnesty days will be held at Denver Human Services East, 3815 Steele St., in Denver. The dates are:

  • Monday, Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 13, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Across Colorado, it is estimated that 13,000 people have passed parts of the GED—but have yet to complete all five sections. Residents outside of Denver may still contact the Denver Workforce GED hotline at 720-865-5541 or visit the Colorado Department of Education’s website for county GED testing sites and prep locations.

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