GED Ontario Requirements

About the program

The GED certificate shows that you have high school-level knowledge and skills, without having completed a formal secondary school program.

The GED test is composed of five tests:

• writing (language arts) • reading (language arts) • mathematics • social studies • science

You will need a score of 450 out of 800 on each of the five tests to receive the GED certificate, also referred to as an Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate.

The TVO Independent Learning Centre (ILC) is the only provider of the GED testing program in Ontario. Learn more about GED testing in Ontario ( .


You must be a resident of Ontario and at least 18 years old.
If you are 18, you must provide a ‘date of leaving letter’ from the last high school you attended. If you were home schooled, you must provide proof that you were home schooled.
This program might be good for you if you:

• are currently working and need to show your employer a proof of high school equivalency but do not want to go back to high school.

• need a proof of high school equivalency to find a job or pursue studies in college or apprenticeship.

Program cost

It costs $100 to register for the test.

Additional support

Financial assistance may be available for individuals who receive Ontario Works. Please enquire with your Ontario Works caseworker.

How to register

  1. Visit the TVO Independent Learning Centre website ( to register for the test.