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Columbia Service Center

St. Helens GED® Test Center


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NW Regional ESD | Columbia Service Center
800 Port Ave., St. Helens, OR 97051

Karen Roldan, GED Chief Examiner

Phone: 503-366-4122
Fax: 503-397-0796

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How do I prepare to take the GED test?

Did You Know?


General Educational Development (GED®) testing is one of the many services offered through the Northwest Regional ESD.

Tests are administered at the Northwest Regional ESD office in St. Helens or at the Washington County Service Center in Hillsboro. 

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GED® tests are developed by the American Council on Education to enable persons who have not graduated from high school to demonstrate the attainment of developed abilities normally acquired thorough completion of a high school program of study.

In accordance with the policies established by the Commission on Adult Learning and Educational Credentials, the GED® Testing Service, and the Oregon Department of Education, the NWRESD offers GED® Testing to qualified applicants at the Columbia Service Center in St. Helens  and the Washington Service Center in Hillsboro.


Open for testing throughout the school year, Sept.-June. Check back for intermittent summer scheduling.

*Registration is required before you can schedule appointments for testing

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Special accommodations are available upon request and approval for those with disabilities of physical and mental impairments. Please contact the GED Examiner for further information and/or access the forms at this website: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/accommodations-for-disability




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You may schedule appointments for testing after you have registered at this website www.ged.com

This test center is currently closed for testing. Please check back for dates and times.



*Registration is required before you can schedule appointments for testing.  Anyone wishing to register for GED® testing must schedule an appointment by going to www.ged.com

Schedule (Subject to change)

Effective Feb - June 2014




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           The GED® test will be about 7 hours long with the timing for each subject area as


           The Reasoning Through Language Arts test is 150 minutes long and testing is  

           broken down into three sections:

                  Section 1 (35 minutes*) tests all content

                  Section 2 (45 minutes) is the Extended Response portion of the test

                  Student break (10 minutes)

                  Section 3 (60 minutes*) tests all content

           *The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will

           always be 150 minutes.

           The Mathematical Reasoning test is 90 minutes long and is one single section.

                  Part 1 - Calculators not allowed (five questions)

                  Part 2 - Calculators allowed

           Students must submit their answers to the first five questions before moving on to            the rest of the test. These parts are not timed separately.

           The Social Studies test is 90 minutes long and testing is broken down into two                     sections:

                  Section 1 (65 minutes) tests all content

                  Section 2 (25 mintes) is the Extended Response portion of the test

           The Science tests is 90 minutes long and is one single section. There are two Short              Answer questions included on the test, but they are not timed separately. Students

           are expected to manage their time and spend about 10 minutes on each of the

           Short Answer questions.


Take a few minutes today to see what the 2014 GED® test has in store for your students. Access the free practice test


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You will be able to access scores and records through your GED.com account that you set up at registration.

Effective July 1, 2013, the State GED® Administration office will no longer be issuing GED® certificates or transcripts.  Rather, Diploma Sender will be issuing these documents as well as GED verifications. Please visit Diploma Sender online: www.diplomasender.com for more information.

All current completed testers after July 1, 2013 will need to order their diploma and transcript via the diploma sender (www.diplomasender.com) web site. First copies are free, additional copies will require a fee.


Anyone seeking a duplicate transcript or GED® Diploma must do so using the state's GED document fulfillment service, Diploma Sender. You will need a credit or debit card to complete your online order. More information.


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Take a few minutes today to see what the 2014 GED® test has in store for you.

Access the free practice test

Study materials are available to help prepare for the GED® test. These materials may be purchased from your local bookstore or borrowed from the library.

Local and area resources include:



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