Free GED® and HiSET® Testing for Durham and Orange County Residents

The $80 GED testing fee for is waived as a result of ConnectFunds, a program that offers financial assistance to Durham and Orange county residents seeking additional education, job training, or retraining. 

For GED testing, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the to create your account or register for the GED test.
     
  2. Take the online GED practice test and obtain a minimum score of 134. The cost for the GED Practice Test is $24 ($6 per test subject) and is not included in the free GED waiver. Please print and bring your practice test score to the ʿⱦapp Testing Center, Wynn Center (Building 10), room 10-300.
     
  3. After completing the first two steps, report to the ʿⱦapp Testing Center to receive the free test voucher. You can use the voucher to schedule your official GED test. All candidates must present a valid photo ID showing a Durham or Orange county address. Minors (ages 16-17) must bring a signed and notarized CCR Parental Consent form to the Testing Center to be eligible.

Candidates requiring GED special testing accommodations should contact Pearson VUE at 800-466-0450 for scheduling. 

For HiSET testing follow these steps:

  1. Visit the to sign up or register for the High School Equivalency test.
     
  2. Students must receive a score that is the equivalent of “prepared” or well prepared” on the 2016 or 2017 HiSET free practice test or Essential Education Practice Test. Please print and bring your practice test score to the ʿⱦapp Testing Center, Wynn Center (Building 10), room 10-300.
     
  3. After completing the first two steps, report to the ʿⱦapp Testing Center to receive the free test voucher. You can use the voucher to schedule your official HiSET test. All candidates must present a valid photo ID showing a Durham or Orange county address. Minors (ages 16-17) must bring a signed and notarized CCR Parental Consent form to the Testing Center to be eligible.

Candidates needing HiSET special testing accommodations should contact HiSET at 1-855-802-2748 for scheduling.

Testing is completed in the ʿⱦapp Testing Center, Wynn Center (Building 10), room 10-300.  The ʿⱦapp Testing Center hours for High School Equivalency testing are as follows:

  • Monday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Fridays: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Late day testing is available until 6:30 p.m. on select days.

For additional information, contact the ʿⱦapp examiner at 919-536-7200, ext. 3206.