CA High School Equivalency Certificate

A High Equivalency is an alternative to a high school diploma. It is a certificate earned by a state approved exam. Our testing center offers the the following two state approved exams: GED exam and the HiSET exam.   

Our High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation classes for the exams are offered at the following locations:

Palmdale:
1156 East Avenue S
Palmdale, CA 93550
Lancaster:
45110 3rd St. E.
Lancaster, CA 93535

Our HSE courses prepare our students to take the HiSET or GED exams through a diagnostic computer based program where students attend classes for support and instruction as well as having the opportunity to work independently at home.  

  • There is an opportunity for students to qualify for vouchers to help with the cost of the exam based on academic readiness criteria.
  • For a registration appointment, please click the link on the right for the location you would prefer.

(If you are more than 15 minutes later to your appointment you will be turned away; you will need to schedule another appointment online.)

  • Please bring identification to your appointment.
  • Registration for the HSE Orientation class will take up to 30 minutes. For students who have completed the HSE Orientation class: Please allow two hours for registration.

*** Childcare will NOT be provided ***

Adult education classes help adults prepare to successfully complete the High School Equivalency tests. These classes are often a fast-tracked for adults who want to obtain the certificate that is equivalent to a high school diploma as quickly as possible.

High School Equivalency Tests:

California has approved the use of three high school equivalency tests (GED®, HiSET®, and TASC™) for students 18 years old and older, and 17 years old in some instances, for the purpose of receiving a California High School Equivalency Certificate.Our testing center administers the GED® and HiSET® tests.

For more information regarding HSE exams, please see the attached informational flier.