Taking a High School Equivalency Test in Tennesse

Taking a High School Equivalency test in Tennessee

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the GED—it’s the test that for years we have known one could take to earn a high school diploma instead of graduating in the conventional sense. Did you know that the GED is no longer offered in the state of Tennessee? The new official test is the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test).

It can be a bit confusing to figure out how to take the official HiSET and earn a diploma, so here is the process, according to Customer Service for the HiSET test.  Essentially one is required to first take the official practice test for the HiSET. For Memphis here are the official sites where one may do so:

Building Address City Zip Phone
Idlewild Presbyterian Church 1750 Union Avenue Memphis 38104 844-721-8800
Midtown Church of Christ 1930 Union Avenue Memphis 38104 844-721-8800
Randolph Library – Memphis Public Library 3752 Given Avenue Memphis 38122 844-721-8800
Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-Entry 1362 Mississippi Blvd. Memphis 38106 844-721-8800
Workforce Investment Network 480 Beale Street Memphis 38103 844-721-8800
Sexton Community Center 1235 Brown Avenue Memphis 38126 844-721-8800

Once the practice test is officially passed, the tester will receive the paperwork necessary to schedule and take the official test. Once the official test is satisfactorily passed then the individual is now a holder of an official diploma, valid in all states!

GED Easy

http://gedeasy.com/memphis-tn/
The GEDEasy.com database includes over 25,000 locations nationwide that provide GED preparation and testing. Students can simply put the name of the city in the search form at http://gedeasy.com/ged-classes/ and the GEDEasy website will provide a list of locations that offer GED classes in that area. The search box is towards the middle center of the webpage, about a quarter of the way down. Testing sites for the GED are also listing further down the webpage, in the results page, below the GED classes list. All listings are shown by zip code.

The direct link to the GED classes in and around Memphis is listed in the link at the top of the page.

From the site, “The database includes classes offered by community colleges, literacy councils, high schools, libraries, community action agencies, churches, and many other organizations committed to education and the improvement of the lives of those who were unfortunate enough to not finish their regular high school education.”

Experior Examination & Licensing Services is now Prometric

www.experioronline.com/clientpub.htm

www.prometric.com/Candidates/default.htm

Prometric bought out Experior at some time in the past few years, and now their focus seems to have shifted a bit.  The link above will direct you to information on a variety of test programs and preparation information.  But, unfortunately, it does not appear that they still offer the same test prep for the Tennessee General Contractor’s License that Experior once did. It looks like Arkansas General Contractor’s License is still available.

For information on the different licensing and certification programs, choose an area of study to view the testing programs available in that field.