NOW is the right time for you to get your high school equivalency!  Getting your GED or Canadian Adult Education Credential (coming in Spring 2024) will open new doors for you to:  

  • Get a Job
  • Get a Better Job
  • Make More Money
  • Achieve your Goals

You can build your skills, day by day, and we can help. Fill out our online interest form and we will contact you.

The last day to write all of your exams for your GED certification is May 3, 2024.   You are encouraged to complete the full test series before May 3, 2024; however, your previously passed exams will count toward your CAEC for three years up to May 2007.  Please contact us for more information. 

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Test Preparation website has courses, self assessments, and practise tests for GED, Trades, and other careers.  There is a small fee and free content.  This website is for skill practice only.  Click here.

Information about the General Educational Development Tests (GED)

What is GED? The GED is also referred to as a High School Equivalency Diploma.  

Who should get a GED?

  • Adults who did not graduate from high school.
  • Adults who want better jobs.
  • Adults who want to pursue further learning.

How do I Get My GED?

You must write 5 General Educational Development (GED) Tests:

Test 1: Language Arts – Writing Test (Part I and Part II)
Test 2: Social Studies
Test 3: Science
Test 4: Language Arts – Reading Test
Test 5: Mathematics (Part I and Part II)


You must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • have been out of school for at least 10 consecutive months
  • pass all five tests in the General Educational Development (GED) test battery, with a standard score of 450 or better for each tests
  • have an Alberta Student Number

Depending on how far you went in high school, you may only need to review through self-study.  The Complete Canadian GED Preparation study guide is available online. We have copies for sale.

If you are not sure you have the skills you need to pass, pick up a GED assessment package from the Adult Learning Centre Rm 103B.  

Click here for more information on Pre GED Prep. 

Call:  780-723-6247

Text:  587-466-1511 (text only)


READY to book your exams:  we are an authorized Pearson VUE Test Centre.  Schedule your computer based GED exam by registering at   

All fees for the computer based GED tests are in US dollars.  The cost is $40 US per test for a total of $200 US. 

Be sure to read all the rules and requirements BEFORE you arrive on the day of your exam.

You will need:

  • your Alberta Student Number (ASN).  You can search for your ASN or request an ASN on the Alberta Education website.

  • an email address

  • a credit card to schedule exams…must be paid at time of scheduling

  • photo I.D. at the time of the exam (if you do not have a driver’s license or passport, you can obtain an I.D. Card from Yellowhead Registries or online at

Tip Sheet:  How do I schedule my computer-based GED?

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