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GED Information and Resources

Credentialing and Requesting a Certificate/Transcript

Candidates who have passed the GED® or HiSET® test along with meeting the Constitution Test requirement should contact the Regional Office of Education (ROE)* for the county of which the tester resides to request the Illinois High School Diploma certificate and Official Transcript.

There is a $10.00 fee for a copy of an Illinois High School Diploma transcript and a $10.00 fee for a copy of the certificate. Individuals who have secured an Illinois High School Diploma certificate may request that a transcript be sent to a third party by clicking on the link at the top of the page and completing a Transcript Request Form.  In each case, exact cash or money order only are acceptable. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED. Completed Request Forms should be mailed along with enclosed fees to:

Regional Office of Education 35
119 W Madison Street Room 102
Ottawa, IL 61350

For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact our office (815) 434-0780.

GED®/HiSET® Test Information

All candidates register and schedule GED® testing by creating an account at OR Test candidates will find available locations, scheduling and payment options and information about testing on the respective website. Applicants must be an Illinois resident for at least 30 days and provide state-issued identification at the scheduled test date. For information on GED or HiSET testing or preparation classes contact Cindy Lock at (815)224-0358 or  

Testers seeking an Illinois High School Diploma credential must meet the IL Constitution requirements as required by the Illinois Compiled Statutes – School Code (105 ILCS 5/27-3). Testers should submit a high school transcript indicating the School Code requirement was met before, during, or after GED/HiSET testing.

Candidates may contact Cindy Lock at (815) 224-0358 for information about the Constitution Test.

For Students Only Needing the Constitution Requirement

Completing THIS online lesson will satisfy the Illinois Constitution requirement to receive a State of Illinois High School Diploma. At the end of the lesson, you will be asked to provide information so that completion of this requirement can be connected to your GED or HiSET testing.