GED Testing

General Education Development, is a set of five multiple choice tests in the following areas of study: language arts writing, language arts reading, social studies, science and mathematics. GED is recognized across Canada and the United States. Many employers will accept the GED in place of a high school diploma and some college programs accept the GED in place of a prerequisite, but you should enquire at individual colleges to confirm. 

GED Tests are scheduled throughout the academic year. They are usually held on a Saturday from 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Upcoming Tests Dates:

Cold Lake Campus Lac La Biche Campus 
Saturday, October 27, 2018 Saturday, November 3, 2018
Saturday, January 12, 2019       Saturday, February 9, 2019
Saturday, April 24/25, 2019 Saturday, May 25, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019


If you wish to write your GED test or have any questions, please contact by phone 1-888-745-0719 or email training@portagecollege.ca



Special writing dates can be added for interested organizations, dependent on the number of candidates and circumstances. Please inquire (additional costs may be involved). A study guide is available at the College Bookstore (or local campus) titled Complete Canadian GED Preparation. It costs about $30.00. In addition, you can enquire about a GED preparation course which run dependant on the number of interested candidates.

 GED Requirements: You must be 18 years of age or over and out of high school for at least 10 consecutive months.

GED Test Fees: $200 full exam; $190 rewrite exam.

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