High School Equivalency Testing

Central Piedmont offers two assessment options for earning a High School Equivalency Diploma. The two assessments cover the same content areas and allow test takers to demonstrate proficiency and the academic skills expected by employers and post-secondary institutions.

Applicants can take either the:

1.  General Educational Development (GED®) Test
2.  High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®)

Passing either of the two assessments in North Carolina results in the issuance of a High School Equivalency Diploma by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges.

Any person 18 and over may choose to take the GED® or HiSET®.  Individuals who are 16 or 17 years of age  must obtain approval to take the exam. The North Carolina High School Equivalency testing program requires all candidates 16 and 17 years of age to obtain special approval to take the High School Equivalency test. 

To obtain transcripts or additional copies of a diploma, visit Diploma Sender.