June 3, 2015

GED Special Accommodations

All GED candidates must be given fair accommodations according to their needs. Some candidates may have disabilities that prevent them from taking the regular print edition of the GED in the regular testing manner. Candidates who request special accommodations due to a disability must provide appropriate documentation. Candidates must obtain a Request for Testing Accommodations form. Any candidate requesting special accommodations due to a disability must have documented and verifiable proof of their disability. The candidate must complete the form and provide documentation from a professional diagnostician. In addition, the candidate must submit their documentation with a signature from the Chief Examiner of the candidate’s testing center.

Accommodations are available for a variety of disabilities. Accommodations include, but are not limited to audiocassette tests, large prints tests, use of scribes, extended test time, use of calculators, frequent supervised breaks, and private testing rooms. Additional accommodations can be discussed with GED Administrators.

Candidates who have questions about the special accommodations or required documentation can contact their nearest GED testing center to receive a listing of resources. Candidates can use the resource list to contact a professional who handles the candidate’s particular disability. The resource list covers a variety of special needs areas including visual impairments, learning disabilities, speech impairments, hearing impairments, developmental disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, chronic illnesses, and specific disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder.