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Center for Community Action is the State Certified GED testing site for Bedford, Fulton and Huntingdon Counties. The GED test is offered an average of twice per month in at least one of the three counties. Times and dates vary.
Call Center for Community Action at (814) 623-9129 for the latest GED testing schedule.
All About the GED
If you live in Pennsylvania and don't have a high school diploma, passing the Genreal Educational Development (GED) test is a way to earn your Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma. This is equivalent to a high school diploma and is accepted by almost all colleges and universities, as well as employers and the military.
There are no online GED testing programs recognized by the GED Testing Service of the American Council of Education or by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Authentic Commonwealth Secondary School Diplomas are earned only by passing the GED Tests in Pennsylvania.
Who is Eligible?
You are eligible to take Pennsylvania's GED if you meet the following requirements:
- You are 18 or older
- You are a Pennsylvania resident
- You are not enrolled in a public, private or any other type of accredited secondary school
- You can provide necessary documentation to prove your identity
There may be some exceptions to the above rules. If you don't meet the above qualifications, the best way to determine the most up-to-date eligibility is to contact Center for Community Action at (814) 623-9129.
How is the GED Structured?
You will be tested in five areas of study: Mathematics; Social Studies; Science; Language Arts, Reading; and Language Arts, Writing. The total testing time for all five sections is seven hours and five minutes. Most test questions will be multiple choice. The biggest exception to this rule is Part II of the Writing section of the GED. Here you will be expected to write a well-developed essay on a general topic within 45 minutes. The last thing you need to know is that you will be given a calculator to use during the Mathematics test Part I, but you won't be allowed to use one on Part II.
How Can I Prepare for the GED Test?
If you would like help from an instructor, consider taking GED test preparation classes at Center for Community Action. Classes are offered at various times and locations. Call Center for Community Action at (814) 623-9129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with our State Certified Instructor. You can also find test preparation help on the internet.
How Do I Register?
Obtain an access code by registering with ged123.org
Register for the GED test session by calling Center for Community Action at (814) 623-9129.
You will need to provide registration confirmation from ged123.org and a $20 non-refundable deposit
(cash or money order) to reserve a seat for a test session at CCA test sites.
How Much Does It Cost?
Bedford Co.CCA - full test - $80, section tests - $20
Huntingdon CCA and Fulton Co. Library - full test $90, section tests - $20