NW Regional Education Service District
Columbia Service Center
St. Helens GED® Test Center
NW Regional ESD | Columbia Service Center
800 Port Ave., St. Helens, OR 97051
Karen Roldan, GED Chief Examiner
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.
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. Tests are given in only the English language format at both locations.
The Information Bulletin by the GED® Testing Service, can offer more information on the GED® tests.
Open for testing throughout the school year, Sept.-June. Check back for intermittent summer scheduling.
*Registration/orientation is required before you can schedule appointments for testing. Anyone wishing to register for GED® testing must schedule an appointment by calling or emailing at the above contact information. Registration is by appointment only.
If you are age 21+ and have started testing at this center, you can complete your testing with possible fees. (see below).
This test site will only register and test people ages 16 through 20, unless
you are 20 years of age prior to September 1 and are enrolled either a school or in a GED® preparation program either through a school district, community college or other public agency and who turn 21 AFTER September 1 will be allowed to take the GED® test.
Note: If you registered and started testing, but have since turned 20+ years of age, you may continue testing until completion with possible appropriate fees (below).
CLICK HERE for alternative testing locations for age 21 and over.
All new GED® testing applicants must bring the following to registration:
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
You may schedule appointments for testing after you have registered (see registration section below).
This test center is closed for the summer from July to Aug. Please check back in Aug. for dates and times.
Request test appointments at least 24 hours before your requested test date.
The current GED Test Series 2002 will expire after December 2013. A new test will be released in 2014. If you do not successfully complete and earn your GED certificate by December 2013, your existing incomplete record will no longer be valid and you will have to start over when the new 2014 Test is released. We encourage you complete testing and earn your GED certificate as soon as possible. For more information please visit this website: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/finishtheged/
August 2013 - June 2014
8:30 AM- 9:30 AM
Completion of forms and test sign-ups
Writing (2 hrs)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Reading (65 min.)||
9:00 AM - 10:05 AM
|Math (90 min.)||
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|Science (80 min.)||
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
|Social Studies (70 min.)||
10:40 AM - 11:50 AM
*Registration is required before you can schedule appointments for testing. Anyone wishing to register for GED® testing must schedule an appointment by calling or emailing at the above contact information. Registration is by appointment only.
REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION
The current GED® Test Series 2002 will expire after December 2013. A new test will be released in 2014. If you do not successfully complete and earn your GED certificate by December 2013, your existing incomplete record will no longer be valid and you will have to start over when the new 2014 Test is released. We encourage you complete testing and earn your GED® certificate as soon as possible.
Wondering what the new 2014 tests look like? Take a few minutes today to see what the 2014 GED® test has in store for your students. Access the free practice test and get a preview of the content and technology that will be part of the 2014 GED® test.
REQUESTING TEST RECORDS
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.
Complete the online order form using a credit or debit card, cashier's check or money order for payment if you are requesting additional documents. If you cannot access the internet, you may order by phone. Just call, toll free, 1-855-313-5799. Addidtional charges may apply.
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.
Obtaining an Official GED Transcript Via the Web:
Getting your GED status has never been easier, faster, and more secure. E-Transcripts offer GED examinees complete control over their personal record by providing direct access through the internet. It takes just a few minutes to download and print a transcript for schools, employers, the military, etc.
E-Transcripts are free to examinees, so you can print as many copies as you like whenever you require them.
To get started, you will need your ACCESS Code, on your original transcript.
If you have your ACCESS code, please visit the the following website:
If you DO NOT have your ACCESS Code:
Go to your nearest Oregon GED Testing Center and present your driver's license or other state level ID. Ask for your "Test History" which has your ACCESS code printed on it.
Then go to this website: http://www.GED123.org and print your official transcript.
If you cannot go to a Testing Center, please see the information about the Diploma Sender website.
HOW DO I PREPARE TO TAKE THE GED TESTS?
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. The GED® Testing Service offers the GED® Information Bulletin to answer questions, and what the GED® Tests look like.
Local and area resources include:
Other resources include websites containing practice questions and other helpful test taking tips:
DID YOU KNOW?