Illinois High School Equivalency (HSE) records are located at, and issued by, the Regional Offices of Education. In order to request a copy of your HSE transcript or Certificate, or to request a verification of a candidate’s records for educational or employment screening, you must determine the correct Regional Office of Education to contact.

  • If the test was completed before January 1, 2014 (and was not taken on computer), contact the ROE* for the county where the test was taken.
  • If the test was completed after January 1, 2014 (or was taken on computer in 2012/2013), contact the ROE* for the county of residence at the time of test completion.


To find the contact information for your Regional Office of Education,
please use our
ROE Locator Tool.

When using this tool, you may search by your city or by your county to find the contact information for your Regional Office of Education.

Alternatively, you may download this listing of the Regional Offices of Education and the counties they serve to obtain contact information for the appropriate office: Illinois ROE-County Directory

*The Cook County High School Equivalency Records Office acts as the HSE custodian of record for Cook County.

Fees for the Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate and Illinois High School Equivalency Official Transcripts are set by the Illinois Community College Board, as pursuant to the Illinois School Code. Each copy of the Illinois HSE Certificate has a cost of $10. Each copy of the Illinois HSE Official Transcript has a cost of $10. Your Regional Office of Education collects these fees when you pick up your records or order copies to be mailed to you. Please contact your Regional Office of Education for more information on the payment types they accept.

Please remember, the U.S. and Illinois State Constitution and Flag Test is a requirement for all high school equivalency candidates. In addition to passing your high school equivalency exam (GED®, HiSET®, or TASC™) or completing your transcript-based Alternative Method of  Credentialing, you will need to complete the Constitution Test in order to qualify for your Illinois HSE Certificate. If you have not yet taken the high school level Constitution Test, contact your Regional Office of Education for more information on where you can register to do so.

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