The HSE Updates Page will provide the most up-to-date information concerning the State of Ohio HSE Office.

Update as of 6/27/2019

Price change effective January 2019:


Computer (CBT) - delivered tests: $18.75 per subtest ($93.75 total cost)
Paper (PBT) - delivered tests: $23.00 per subtest ($115.00 total cost)

Cost is $18.80 per subtest ($94.00 total cost)

Compare the three testing vendors for the State of Ohio

  • As of January 8, 2019, the fee structure has changed for first-time test takers. The fee structure is included in the updated test comparison document and listed below.
  • GED $120 (voucher code $80) – tester pays: $40 for all four tests
  • HiSET $93.75 (voucher code $80) – tester pays: $13.75 for all five tests - CBT
  • HiSET $115 (voucher code $80) - tester pays: $35 for all five test - PBT
  • TASC: $94 (voucher code $80) – tester pays: $14 for all five tests
  • Currently, voucher codes are available through your local Career Technical Planning District (CTPD) office for first time computer based test takers only for the GED®, TASC, and HiSET test. The voucher codes will expire June 30, 2020.
  • August 2017, the Ohio Department of Education has approved GED, HiSET, and TASC to become the testing assessment companies for the High School Equivalency test for the State of Ohio. Additional information will be forthcoming. Continue to check our website for updates.
  • On June 14, 2016, Gov. John R. Kasich signed into law under Sub. House Bill 113 changes to the GED Office. The primary goal of these changes is to increase options for test takers. The law will not go into effect until Sept. 14, 2016. The changes are as follows:
  • Allow the Ohio Department of Education to approve at least two nationally recognized high school equivalency tests. Testing assessments being considered: GED, HiSET and TASC;
  • The Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma will be recognized as the Ohio Certificate of High School Equivalence as of Sept. 14, 2016. All previously awarded Ohio High School Equivalence Diplomas will still be considered valid; and
  • Age requirement change for 16-, 17- and 18-year-old test takers including:
    • A test taker who is 16, 17, or 18 will be eligible to test under the following guidelines:
      • Officially withdrawn from school and has not received a high school diploma or honors diploma; and
      • A test taker who is 16 or 17 years of age must submit a consent form signed by either the parent, guardian or court official. Consent Form
  • The following documents will no longer be required for test takers who are 16, 17, or 18 years of age.
    • Good Cause Form;
    • Extenuating Circumstance Form;
    • Transcript; and
    • Back-up documentation.

*16, 17 or 18 year old test takers must submit a copy of the withdrawal form signed by a school official.

Last Modified: 6/27/2019 9:26:46 AM