HSE Administrative DocumentsAdministrative documents regarding the California High School Equivalency (HSE) Exams.
2023 HSE Summer Convenings
Registration Now Open for 2023 High School Equivalency and Proficiency Summer Convenings!
2023 HSE Summer Convenings Informational Flyer(PDF)
Registration is open for the 2023 High School Equivalency and Proficiency Summer Convenings that will be happening across California from August 7–18, 2023! The California Department of Education (CDE) invites chief examiners, test site administrators, school counselors, and others with a connection to HSE and Proficiency exams to attend a session. These convenings are designed to provide timely updates and to collect valuable feedback regarding the HSE and proficiency exams. Register for free today to join us at a location near you.
2022 HSE Summer Convenings Videos and Notetaking Guides
This three-series webinar was provided by the CDE, HiSET®, and GED® Testing Services. These webinars were designed for high school equivalency chief examiners and test site administrators, high school counselors, and others with a connection to this alternate option for students. Below are links to the session videos and their respective notetaking guides.
- CDE High School Equivalency (Video; 19:41)
- HiSET Program (Video; 19:39)
- GED Testing Service (Video; 56:36)
2022–23 HSE and Proficiency Webinar Recordings
- November 17, 2022 (Video; 13:44)
- February 15, 2023 (Video; 23:16)
- May 3, 2023 (cancelled)
Homeless and Foster Youths Waiver
Homeless Certification Form (PDF)
The Homeless Certification Form is to be used by a homeless child or youth to obtain a fee waiver for the high school equivalency test.
Homeless Certification Form Instructions (PDF)
The instructions for the Homeless Certification Form.
Homeless and Foster Youths Flyer (PDF)
Promotional flyer for distribution.
Historical GED Documents
Chief Examiners and Testing Center Administrators
Provides important information about ownership, storage, and access to California High School Equivalency (HSE) records.
California Code of Regulations
California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Education, Division 1, Chapter 11, Subchapter 8, Article 2, High School Equivalency Certificates, sections 11530–11532.
California Education Code
California High School Equivalency Certificates, California Education Code, sections 51420–51427.
Historical California High School Equivalency Scoring Standards
The California Department of Education (CDE) does not have a “state-specific” policy for calculators in regard to high school equivalency testing. Rather, the CDE defers to the California State Board of Education-approved testing vendor’s policy and proceeds in as permissive a manner as that policy allows.