June 2013 - The GED Testing Service® has recently announced that it will extend the current 2002 paper and pencil test for up to 3 years in Canada. All current test sites in Manitoba will continue to provide the paper-based test until further notice. We will continue to keep you informed of GED Testing Service® decisions as we become aware of them.
Many adults (persons 19 years of age or older) have earned high school equivalency certificates based on performance on the General Educational Development (GED) Tests. In Manitoba, GED Tests are available in English and Français.
Since the GED Tests were introduced in Manitoba, over 43,000 adults have achieved GED certificates.
GED certificates are recognized by most employers and some community colleges and universities. They may be accepted for employment, apprenticeship admission, and other training programs.
Note: The GED certificate is not a high school diploma; rather, it certifies that the holder has a general educational background relative to that of the average high school graduate.