Tazewell County GED Testing
Tazewell County residents must register in person at the Regional Office of Education in Pekin, Il.
Registration may be done Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
Applicants must bring a valid government issued form of ID (i.e., valid driver's license, valid state ID, valid passport) as well as the registration fee.
GED tests are administered at the Regional Office of Education.
Please read below for more information.
2013 GED Testing Dates:
January 14-15 and 16-17 February 12-13 and 14-15 (LAST DAY TO REGISTER: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 BY NOON)
March 12-13 and 14-15 (LAST DAY TO REGISTER: FRIDAY, MARCH 8 BY NOON)
April 15-16 and 17-18 (LAST DAY TO REGISTER: FRIDAY, APRIL 12 BY NOON)
May 13-14 and 15-16 (LAST DAY TO REGISTER: FRIDAY, MAY 10 BY NOON)
June 18-19 and 20-21
July 16-17 and 18-19
August 1-2 and 5-6
September 16-17 and 18-19
October 15-16 and 17-18
November 12-13 and 14-15
December 10-11 and 12-13
*You must be here at 8:20 am each test day. Exams begin at 8:30 am.
Day 1 of testing: Mathematics and Writing
Day 2 of testing: Science, Social Studies, Reading and if applicable, Constitution
GED Preparation and Test Information:
GED Preparation Site (click to see)
Our office also provides the Constitution Study Guide for $5.00 and the GED Study Guide for $15.00. We accept cash, money order or cashier's check. Sorry, no personal checks.
General Education Development (GED) Classes at ICC (click to see)
ICC GED Office (309) 694-5240
There are five subject tests: Language Arts-Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts-Reading. Examinees must acquire the minimum required scores on the GED test and the Illinois and United States Constitution Test to acquire the High School Equivalency Certificate. You must provide proof that you have passed the Illinois and US Constitution tests when you register for the test.
GED Testing Site:
Regional Office of Education
414 Court Street
Pekin, IL 61554
Eligibility to take the GED test:
An individual is eligible to take the GED test if they meet the following guidelines:
*17 years of age or older
* is not a high school graduate or GED graduate
* has maintained residence in the state of Illinois for thirty days and is a current resident of Tazewell County
*Note: If an individual is of school age and has been enrolled in a public, private, or a home school setting in the last 12 months, they must present a withdrawal letter from the last school enrolled before taking the GED test.
Individuals taking the GED test must show an acceptable form of ID that displays name, address, date of birth, signature and photograph.
Acceptable forms of ID are:
* valid driver's license
* valid passport
* military ID
* other State of Illinois issued ID
The fee to take the GED test is $50. We only accept cash, money order or cashier's check. We do not accept personal checks.
GED Testing Policies and Procedures:
All applicants must register in person by the Friday before the test. There is no registration the day of testing. Please come prepared to fill out paperwork when you register, which will take approximately 10-15 minutes.
IDs will be checked before admittance to the testing room on test days. Please be prompt as no one will be admitted to the testing room after the time specified.
The testing site is a NON-SMOKING area. Anyone who violates the NON-SMOKING rule will not be allowed to complete the testing.
ALL TESTING SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED. Instructions are given before each timed subject test. Exam materials such as pens, pencils and scratch paper will be provided. A calculator will also be provided for the Math test.
Examinees are NOT permitted to bring purses, bags, cell phones, electronic devices, food, beverages, calculators, notebooks, hats, jackets/coats or any other non-essential item to the seating area of the testing room.
Applicants who fail to attend a scheduled test session will forfeit their testing fee. If an emergency comes up, you must contact the office prior to the test. If an emergency comes up and you cannot return to complete the test, you must notify the office within 48 hours at 309-477-2290. Your fees will transfer to the next test.
GED Test Results:
The Regional Office of Education will notify examinees of test results within two to three weeks.
Test scores cannot be released to anyone other than the examinee without a written release. Test results cannot be given over the phone to anyone including the person who has taken the test.
Cancellations for non-medical reasons will result in a forfeiture of fees. NO REFUND of the testing fee will be given unless you provide valid proof of a medical condition. YOU MUST CALL 309-477-2290 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE GED INSTRUCTORS IF YOU DO NOT SHOW UP.
Special accomodations need to be requested and approved prior to registration. You may request Form L-15 from the Regional Office of Education. This form is for persons with disabilities either Physical or Emotional.
Any individual who fails to make the required scores on the GED tests has the option of taking the entire battery of tests or the individual test which was failed.
The retest fee for the Writing is $15.
The retest fee for the remaining subject areas are $10 each test.
We accept cash, money order or cashier's check.
GED Transcripts & Certificates:
$3.00 for each transcript request and must accompany a GED Transcript Request Form (see below for printable form). We accept cash, money order or cashier's check. If you are mailing in your request, please include the exact amount as we cannot provide change.
GED Transcript and Certficate Request Form (click to print form)
$10.00 for each additional copy of GED certificates.