Beginning January 2014 there is a newly overhauled GED in Colorado. Colorado uses GED to issue High School Equivalency Diplomas, and with the updated GED aligned to more rigorous standards, having this diploma will reflect test taker's readiness for postsecondary education and the workforce. Learn more below and sign up at GED.com to study for and schedule your GED test.
GED Testing Service provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to individuals with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for accommodations.
Typically the GED Test is only available to individuals seventeen (17) years of age and older. However, sixteen (16) year olds are able to take the GED Test if they are approved by the Colorado GED Office for a GED Age Waiver.
- If none of the conditions in the age waiver apply, the tester cannot be approved and must wait to test until the age of 17.
- 17 years of age or older
- Cannot be enrolled in or graduated from an accredited high school
- Not required to be a Colorado resident to test
- CDE High School Equivalency Examination Policy Manual
- Fact Sheet on the GED high school equivalency exam
You must register and schedule your test at GED.com before going to a testing center.
Find a Local Preparation Program
Note: CDE does not endorse, recommend or favor any specific preparation program. Test takers should research the quality and cost of any program before signing up.
- Colorado Adult and Family Literacy Program Directory
- GED Testing Service Preparation Program Search Tool
- To access Search Tool: Login to or create an account on GED.com; click on "Study" tab at top of the page; click on "Local Study Tools"
You must order your diploma or transcript through Diploma Sender. These are not issued automatically and the Colorado GED Office does not provide these documents.