Resources › For Adult Learners Find GED and High School Equivalency Programs in the United States Share Flipboard Email Print PeopleImages/Getty Images For Adult Learners Getting Your Ged Tips For Adult Students By Deb Peterson Education Expert B.A., English, St. Olaf College Deb Peterson is a writer and a learning and development consultant who has created corporate training programs for firms of all sizes. our editorial process Deb Peterson Updated July 03, 2019 Finding information on earning a GED or high school equivalency certificate in each of the United States can be difficult since different agencies handle adult education state to state. This series of articles lists the links for each state, including which test each state offers. On January 1, 2014, the GED test, formerly used by all 50 states and available only on paper, changed to a new computer-based test, opening the door for other testing companies to offer similar high school equivalency tests. Three tests are now common: The GED, developed by the GED Testing Service HiSET Program, developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS)TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion), developed by McGraw-Hill The state where you live determines the test taken to earn a GED certificate or high school equivalency certificate. Individual test takers don't make that decision, unless the state offers it. When the GED Testing Service changed to computer-based exams, each state had the choice of staying with the GED or switching to HISET, TASC or a combination of programs. Most states offer prep courses, and most, if not all, are free to the student. Courses are available online from a number of sources, some of which are free. Others have various costs involved. This list includes GED and high school equivalency programs for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California and Colorado. See Connecticut through Iowa.See Kansas through Michigan.See Minnesota through New Jersey.See New Mexico through South Carolina.See South Dakota through Wyoming. 01 of 06 Alabama Alabama flag - Martin Helfer - SuperStock - GettyImages-128017939 GED testing in Alabama is handled by the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) as part of the Department of Postsecondary Education. The information is available at accs.cc. Click on the page's Adult Education link. Alabama offers the 2014 computer-based test provided by the GED Testing Service. 02 of 06 Alaska Alaska flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124279858 The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development handles GED testing in the Last Frontier. The state has continued its partnership with the GED Testing Service and offers the 2014 computer-based GED test. 03 of 06 Arizona Arizona flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124287264 The Arizona Department of Education administers GED testing for the state. Arizona has also continued its partnership with the GED Testing Service and offers the 2014 computer-based GED test. Check out the links at the Adult Education Services page. 04 of 06 Arkansas Arkansas flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124279641 GED testing in Arkansas comes from the Arkansas Department of Career Education. The Natural State has also continued its partnership with the GED Testing Service and offers the 2014 computer-based GED test. 05 of 06 California California flag - Glowimages - GettyImages-56134888 The California Department of Education handles GED testing for its residents. California has approved the use of all three high school equivalency tests: the GED, HiSET and TASC. The California GED website offers plenty of helpful links for prospective test-takers. 06 of 06 Colorado Colorado flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124279649 The Colorado Department of Education administers GED testing in the Centennial State, which continued its partnership with GED Testing Service and offers the 2014 computer-based GED test.