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Certification and Testing Center

As of June 16th, 2017 the Pearson Vue Test Center at CPTC will be CLOSED indefinitely.

Registration for new test appointments is no longer available. If you have a test scheduled on or before June 15th, your test appointment is still active.

To schedule Pearson exams, please contact your exam sponsor or visit Candidates can test locally at Tacoma Community College or Bates Technical College.

GED/High School Equivalency Testing

The GED is now called the High School Equivalency Test in Washington State. HSET Testing is now done on the computer. If you did not complete your GED™ by Dec. 31, 2013, your scores have expired.

To schedule your HSET Exam, visit, click on “Schedule now on MyGED™” and follow the prompts.

Testers are allowed to use a TI-30XS MultiView calculator on their Math, Science, and Social Study HSET exams. If you do not have one, you may borrow a center owned calculator on the day of your test. The TI-30XS is also built into the exam. To practice using the calculator, use the tutorial here:

Who can take the High School Equivalency exam?

Individuals, 19 years and older, who have not completed high school or obtained a High School Equivalency Certificate are eligible to test.  Individuals under the age of 19 must not be currently enrolled in high school and must have a release from the school district where they are currently living; the required release form can be obtained at your local district office.