High School Equivalency Testing
There are now two high school equivalency tests to choose from:

Testing is available in Ventura County from these providers:

    Organization HiSET GED Phone
    Conejo Valley Adult Ed Computer Computer (805) 497-2761
    Oxnard Adult Ed Computer & Paper Computer (805) 385-2578
    Oxnard College n/a Computer (805) 986-5800
    Simi Valley Adult School
    n/a Computer (805) 579-6200
    Ventura County Office of Ed
    Paper (Corrections) Computer (805) 437-1501
    Ventura Adult Ed
    n/a Computer (805) 289-7925
    Successful Completion of either test will result in a High School Equivalency Certificate

    HiSET: $70 with 2 free retakes

    GED: $140 with 2 free retakes

    Free Test Preparation Materials

    Tutorial Video: Watch this brief video (Flash) to learn more about the HiSET exam and the computer-delivered test, including information about the computer screens and navigation.


    Practice Tests and Study Companion: Testers can experience what it is like to take the HiSET exam by taking these free, 30–45-minute practice tests. Each subtest is half the length of the actual test and includes directions as well as an answer key. Questions are similar to those on the subtests, so you find out how ready you are and where you might need additional preparation.

    Tips for Getting Ready: Find helpful tips and strategies to help you get ready for the exam, including how to organize your time both before and during the exam. See.


    Fee Based Test Preparation Materials

    Practice Tests: In addition to the free practice tests, ETS offers even more opportunities to practice with printable practice tests developed by ETS for just $7.50 per subtest.

    Get Help Before Taking the HiSET Exam: The ETS/Aztec partnership reinvents the student-teacher relationship by creating the most student-centric learning environment ever. Aztec offers FREE and FEE-based versions of the Official Practice Test in addition to a fully correlated learning and preparation series. All Aztec products are both computer- and mobile-compatible, allowing testers to learn wherever they are. These practice exams create the perfect opportunity for you to experience the test in digital format. To learn more about the official HiSET test prep, visit our Partner prep page.


    Online Account

    Testers can use their accounts to:

    • Get jurisdiction-specific information
    • Prepare online with selected study materials
    • Register
    • Request accommodations
    • Schedule test and re-test
    • Review test day tips
    • View and print Comprehensive Score Reports, Individual Test Reports
    • Order Transcripts

    Administrators and Educators: Will be able to download score reports through their online HiSET accounts. As for official transcripts and high school equivalency credentials, the states are responsible for determining policy regarding how these will be issued and by whom.

    Free Test Preparation Materials
    Tutorial Videos English and Spanish:

    Assessment Guide for Educators 

    Educator Resource Page

    Practice Tests and Companion Guide: Quarter length of the GED® test. Preview and practice with the content and technology that will be part of the 2014 GED® test. No scoring provided. Review the “answer explanation” on each question to confirm the correct answer and see explanations for why the other options were incorrect. Use the Companion Guide to understand which standards-based skill is being assessed in each question. English and Spanish versions available.

    Fee based Test Preparation Materials

    GED Market Place: Large selection of fee based test preparation materials by various publishers. To many to list here, click on GED Market Place above to see all.


    Online Account

    Testers: may access a personalized online program that guides testers through the entire testing process and assists in post-secondary transitions.

    • Get jurisdiction-specific information
    • Prepare online with selected study materials using the study tool wizard
    • Register
    • Request accommodations
    • Schedule test and re-test
    • Review test day tips
    • View and print enhanced score reports with study recommendations
    • Order transcripts and diploma
    • Transition to college & careers

    Administrators and Educators: Enhanced exceptions management means you can confirm a test-taker’s eligibility quickly and securely.

    • Search for a test-taker by name, email, city, or type of exception (age, practice test, accommodation, etc.)
    • Sort records by status to handle the open cases sooner
    • Make eligibility decisions quickly and easily with one-click access on the dashboard
    • Online Educator tools can help you connect with learners to see what their study plans look like at home and to award them for progress in the classroom. Collaborate with other teachers and even post lesson plans, podcasts, or other resources for teachers and learners miles away.