HSE Administrative DocumentsAdministrative documents regarding the California High School Equivalency Exams.
COVID-19 Test Center Best Practices
Test Center Guidance and Procedures (PDF)
Guidance for Test Centers operating during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
HSE Summer Convenings Videos and Notetaking Guides
This three-series webinar was provided by the California Department of Education (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.
HSE and Proficiency Webinar Updates
- November 17, 2022 (Video; 13:44)
- February 15, 2023 (Available in March 2023)
- May 3, 2023 (Available in June 2023)
- CDE High School Equivalency (Video; 19:41)
- HiSET Program (Video; 19:39)
- GED Testing Service (Video; 56:36)
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.
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.
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.