Governor Bruce Rauner
Chair Dr. Lazaro Lopez
Executive Director Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson

Illinois Community College Board

The U.S. and Illinois Constitution Test

In order to earn an Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate, you must take and pass the Constitution test as required by Illinois Compiled Statutes – School Code (105 ILCS 5/27-3) in addition to passing one of the state-approved high school equivalency tests. There is no fee to take the Constitution Test and it may be taken at any time.

If you have already passed the high school level Constitution Test, you do not need to take it again.  You can simply provide proof of passing to your Regional Office of Education when requesting your High School Equivalency Certificate.



The Constitution Study Guide of the United States and State of Illinois can be downloaded here:

Or you can order a printed copy directly from Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse by calling 1-800-322-3905.

Please contact your local Regional Office of Education* for more information about scheduling the Constitution Test.

*Cook County residents should contact the Cook County HSE Records Office at 312-814-4488 or by email at



Illinois HSE Administrator’s Office Contact Information
Telephone: 217-558-5668
Fax: 217-558-6700