High School Equivalency Test Center

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The Division of Adult and Career Education’s High School Equivalency Test Center is located at Abram Friedman Occupational Center on the 5th Floor in Room 503.

Testing and Registration is on-going at our primary test center at:

Abram Friedman Occupational Center, 5th Floor, Room 503

1646 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

(213) 765-2573

The California State Board of Education had approved the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) as one of the three tests to be used to earn a California High School Equivalency Certificate.

Why take the HiSET Exam?

If you want to pursue a rewarding career or continue your education, then getting your high school credential is the most important step you can take. Colleges as well as many employers require one.

The HiSET exam, the new alternative to the GED test, can help you achieve this important state-issued high school equivalency credential.

More flexible. The HiSET exam can be taken in multiple formats and multiple languages, and it provides a number of accommodations for test takers with disabilities and health-related needs.

More accessible. You’ll have more test center options, so you can choose the one that’s most convenient for you.

What’s on the HiSET Exam?

Your skills and knowledge are measured in five core areas that make up the five HiSET subtests:

Language Arts – Reading                 Time:  65 min.        Format:  50 multiple-choice questions

Language Arts – Writing                  Time:  120 min.      Format: 60 multiple-choice questions and Essay

Mathematics                                      Time:  90 min.        Format: 55 multiple-choice questions

Science                                                Time: 80 min.         Format: 60 multiple-choice questions

Social Studies                                     Time: 70 min.         Format: 60 multiple-choice questions


How much does the HiSET Exam cost?

  Paper Computer
HiSET Full Battery $185 $150
HiSET Subtest $35 each $30 each




How can I prepare for the Exam?

Practice, practice, practice! Sample questions, practice tests and tips to help you get ready for the exam are available- see your teacher or go online to access practice tests at http://hiset.ets.org/prepare/overview/.

  1. Sign up for HiSET Preparation Courses
  2. Learn what the test covers.
  3. Assess how well you know the content.
  4. Plan and organize your time.
  5. Understand how questions will be scored.
  6. Develop a study plan.
  7. Become comfortable with the types of questions you’ll find on the HiSET exam.
  8. Practice Tests are available at: https://hiset.ets.org/resources/prep/

    What do I need to register for the HiSET Exam?
  • Must be at least 17 years and 10 months of age.
  • Valid State Identification (ie-ID, driver’s license, passport).
  • ETS ID Number – visit the website http://hiset.ets.org/test-takers to create an account
  • $150.00

Where can I take the HiSET Exam?

Test administration is offered several times a year at various times and locations. Please contact your counseling office for more information or visit http://achieve.lausd.net/hsetestcenter.

Transcript Requests

HiSET® Transcripts are available from the Parchment website at: www.parchment.com

GED® Transcripts: www.GED.com

Important Notice for persons who took the GED® Test from 1942 to June 30, 1990!

The LAUSD High School Equivalency Test Center has records of GED® exams given in the LAUSD are from 1945 to June 30, 1990 ONLY.

If you took the GED® test with the Los Angeles Unified School District before July 1, 1990, you may request a copy of your score report. For more information, please call (213) 765-2573.

If you took the GED® test from July 1, 1990 to present, please visit www.GED.com to request a transcript or certificate.