The GED testing center at Washington-Holmes Technical Center encourages adults to finish and pass before test deadlines

The current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on January 2, 2014.

Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive their high school credential.

The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential.  It is important that everyone is aware of this deadline. GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires.

Support is available, right here in Washington and Holmes Counties. Classes are available to help adult learners get prepared to take the parts of the GED test they still need to pass. Washington-Holmes Technical Center provides classes on campus Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and evening classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m. Classes are also offered in Bonifay at the Holmes County Annex, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Incarcerated members of the community have the opportunity to participate in classes held at both Washington and Holmes County Jails. Students will be required to take the TABE test (Test of Adult Basic Education), show proof of 1 year Florida residency, and pay a fee of only $30. The official GED test is offered on the Washington-Holmes Technical Center campus once a month.

The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 18 million graduates since 1942. Last year nearly 800,000 adults sat for the GED test, which is accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and employers. As the creator of the official GED test, GED Testing Service has a responsibility to ensure that the program continues to be a reliable and valuable pathway to a better life for the millions of adults without a high school credential. “To anyone who has already started the GED test, your future is calling. By passing the GED test, you can answer that call,” said Randy Trask, president and CEO of GED Testing Service. “You owe it to yourself. Don’t miss the chance to turn one small step into your next big opportunity in life.”


Interested GED test-takers can find more information at or call Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 850-638-1180, ext. 342.