The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
administers the GED® Testing Program through the GED® Office.
Candidates who meet eligibility requirements may take GED® Tests at
official testing centers located throughout the state. Although
pre-screening and instructional classes are not a prerequisite to
take the GED® Tests in Maryland, candidates are encouraged to enroll
in an adult education program in order to better prepare for the
A candidate may want to start by taking the Official Practice
Test (OPT). Many adult education programs sponsored by local school
districts, community colleges, and community organizations offer the
Official GED® Practice Tests and provide instruction in the five
subject areas required to pass the GED® Tests. The instructors at the
adult education programs can help you decide whether you need to
study for all of the content areas or if you only need to focus your
studies in specific areas.
In FY06, five thousand three hundred and sixty-six adults met
the score requirements and received a Maryland High School Diploma.