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General Education Diploma (GED) Testing Services

General Education Diploma (GED) Testing Service offers the only learner-centric program that is recognized and portable from state to state. The program is based on the expectations and standards for college- and career-readiness and will lead to better outcomes in education.

General Education Diploma (GED) Transcript & Certificate Requests

Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) no longer accepts paper, phone, fax or email requests for the fulfillment of GED credentials. GED test takers who earned a credential can order duplicate copies of transcripts and official Virginia GED certificates online at the GED Credentialing. This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website .


ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, believes that a safer, stronger, and more sustainable society starts with an educated adult population. For more than 60 years, ProLiteracy has been working across the globe to create a world where every person can read and write.

The Read Center

The READ Center is a community-based nonprofit organization providing educational opportunities to adults with low-level reading and communication skills. READ was founded as the Literacy Council of Metropolitan Richmond in 1982 by Altrusa International Richmond, Inc., a professional women’s business service club and became a 501(c)(3) organization in 1984.

The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center

A division of the The Literacy Institute at VCU, the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center (VALRC) strengthens Virginia’s adult education and literacy system through professional development, resources, and collaborative projects. VALRC provides face-to-face and online trainings for Virginia adult education teachers and program staff; manages the GED® Virginia website and GED® Helpline; and supports the development and expansion of the PluggedInVA career pathways program for adults.

Virginia Department of Education

Currently, the only Virginia board-approved HSE examination in Virginia is the General Educational Development (GED) test, which was developed by the American Council on Education to enable persons who have not graduated from high school to demonstrate the attainment of abilities normally associated with completion of a high school program of study.

Workforce Training

Resource’s mission is to transform the workforce development system and advance the economic wellbeing of the region by developing and maintaining a quality workforce and by serving as the focal point for integrated local and regional workforce development initiatives.