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Employers who participate in the GEDWorks program cover the cost of the GED test for their employees. Some participants in Colorado include*:

  • Amazon
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • Jiffy Lube
  • KFC
  • Maggiano's Little Italy
  • Murphy USA
  • Pizza Hut
  • Taco Bell
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Total Wine

*This is not an exhaustive list. GED is constantly adding more employers, but this office does not get notified.

To join GEDWorks, talk to your employer or edit your employment information in your GED student account profile. 

What's Next? Life After Your Diploma

*The Colorado Department of Education does not endorse any of the outside organizations listed below. These resources are provided as a convenience to assist in your individual career exploration. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list but are simply some resources that our office is aware of.*

Career Exploration/Opportunities

State Resources:

Career Pathways for GED Graduates:

  • GED® Tech Apprenticeship Program: Interested in a career in tech? GED Testing Service® has partnered with WithYouWithMe to provide free training and job placement with employers who want to hire GED-graduate talent. Read GED's program flyer for an overview.
  • Julius Education: Interested in green energy jobs? Julius Education connects job seekers to green energy employers. They have partnered with GED Testing Service®, ICAST, and the Energy Efficiency Business Coalition (EEBC) to launch the Green Buildings Talent Accelerator program to recruit and place diverse candidates in Denver into high-demand green jobs. The program is designed for residents of the city and county of Denver. Anyone interested can create an account on the Julius Denver website to get started.


Funding for College/University

Other: CDE Resources

  • High School Equivalency Fact Sheet 
    • Please see the current HSE Fact Sheet for basic information about high school equivalency testing in Colorado, including cost, content areas, and scoring information for the GED and HiSET tests.​
  • U.S. Department of Education's Diploma Mill webpage
  • Third-party Education Verifications
    • If you are a third party looking to verify education as part of a background check or for an incarcerated person, please contact DiplomaSender at 855-313-5799 or They will work with you to get an account set up and ensure you have the proper permissions to access student data.
  • US Department of Education Dear Colleague Letter (2014)
    • Information from the US Department of Education to institutions of higher education regarding state-authorized examinations that the state recognizes as the equivalency of a high school diploma. The Letter addresses the 2014 version of the GED and other HSE exams, such as HiSET, that emerged at that time.


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