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High School Equivalency


Download the GED Transcript and Certificate Request Form


HiSET Testing

HiSET testing is a paper-pencil based test currently offered on the first and third Fridays of each month in our Hillsboro office and the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at our Taylorville site. Visit to learn more about the HiSET test, to see practice materials, and to schedule the test(s). An email address and credit/debit card are required to schedule test(s).<br/><br/>For more information regarding HiSET, please contact Sarah Huckstead at 217-824-4730.



The Regional Office of Education no longer offers GED testing. GED testing is done on computer at various locations in the area.

Visit to find nearby testing centers and to register for the test. An email address and credit/debit card are required to register.

 Lake Land College offers Free GED Classes starting in January 2022. For more information, check out their flyer.


To request a GED transcript or duplicate diploma/certificate from the Regional Office of Education, we recommend downloading and using the GED Request Form.

We will also accept written requests that include the following information: 

  • Name

  • Social Security Number

  • Address where the transcript should be sent

  • Email Address

  • Date of birth

  • Year and location of test

  • Telephone number in case of questions

  • We will also need a signature for release of information (Electronic signatures are not accepted)

  • Fees (Cash or money order only - No personal checks accepted)

    • Transcript: $10.00 per copy

    • Certificate: $10.00 per copy


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