General Education Diploma

The GED® or General Education Diploma shows that you have a level of knowledge equivalent to a high school graduate. If you pass the GED® test, you will earn an Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate. It can help you get a job or admission to post secondary programs.

The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) , funded by the Ministry of Education, is the only provider of the General Educational Development (GED) testing program in Ontario. There are testing times monthly at Conestoga College and there is also testing at Georgian College. You must register to take the test through the ILC. There is a fee to write the test of $100 which is payable to the Independent Learning Centre.

You must meet certain eligibility requirements to write the GED® test.

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have been out of school for at least one full year
  • not have graduated from high school
  • be a resident of Ontario

You can take the test in English or French. Special editions and testing accommodations can be made for people with special needs and physical or learning disabilities. Learn more about the GED test.

You can get help in preparing to write the GED® in all of our SUP locations.

Find out more by contacting or 519-836-7280 ext 624