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College of Western Idaho (CWI) update for GED testing

The GED test was first developed in 1942 to help returning World War II veterans finish their high school studies. Today, the GED test is offered as part of a start-to-finish program for adult learners. 

  • Scroll down to the "GED Prep" drop down if you are looking for assistance in preparing for your GED. These services are offered through Adult Education programs at our Community Learning Centers, not at Testing Services. When you are ready to test, you will schedule through your account. If you need assistance with scheduling, please contact Testing Services.

Steps to complete your GED:


  • Sign up for a free account at
  • If you are 16-17 years of age, you will complete a youth waiver and return it to us:
    • Mailing Address: College of Western Idaho, P.O. Box 3010, MS 2800, Nampa, ID 83653
  • If you require disability accommodations for the GED exam, these must be obtained before scheduling. To fill out the necessary paperwork, or for questions about accommodated GED testing, please visit GED's Accommodations page.

Schedule & Pay:

Day of the Test


You will be required to present valid, government-issued ID prior to beginning your exam. You may have a driver's license, state-issued ID card, or passport booklet. A passport card will not be accepted for testing.

Per GED policy (checkout step #2 on "You will be required to provide one or more valid forms of identification on the day of the test. The ID must be government-issued and non-expired. It must also include your name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph."

If you do not have proper identification when you arrive for your exam, you will be turned away. This may result in a forfeiture of any exam fees paid. If you are unsure if your ID will be accepted, please contact us prior to your exam time as you may need to obtain a new ID before your arrival.

  • GED Prep

    Preparing & Studying for your GED:

    To take FREE preparation classes or use our Adult Education resources to help you complete your GED, please visit CWI's Adult Education or call:

    • 208.562.2575 (Ada County Center)
    • 208.562.2068 (Canyon County Campus)

    You may also use to purchase study materials including GED Ready practice tests. GED Ready practice tests cost $6.99 each. Use your "My Score" results to study specific materials for your needs.

    Connect to a GED Prep Center near you when you register at

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