The Illinois Community College Board has authorized several routes by which Illinois residents can obtain an Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate. Candidates may choose to take a high school equivalency exam (GED® or HiSET®), in addition to their U.S. and Illinois State Constitution and Flag Test. Between 2016-2020, a third testing option, the TASC™ exam, was also available in the State of Illinois. Alternatively, candidates who have already completed a significant amount of high school or postsecondary credit may be eligible to participate in a transcript-based Alternative Method of Credentialing. The eligibility and participation guidelines for each high school equivalency option are outlined on the pages linked below.
High School Equivalency Methods
- GED® Test
- GED® Online-Proctored Test (Pilot)
- HiSet® Test
- HiSet® Online Test Option
- Transcript-Based Alternative Methods of Credentialing
- TASC™ Test (No longer available as of December 31, 2020)
U.S. and Illinois State Constitution and Flag Test
The Illinois Community College board has suspended the administration of the U.S. and Illinois State Constitution and Flag Test effective February 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Please click the link below to learn more about this suspension and what it means for you.
High School Equivalency Records
High school equivalency records are held at the county level in Illinois, by Regional Offices of Education. In order to obtain copies of an Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate or Transcript, or to complete a third-party verification for records, please review the information below.
Illinois HSE Administrator’s Office Contact Information