This article is a full overview of all GED test centers and prep classes in the Bismarck region. North Dakota uses the fully computer-formatted GED test for high school equivalency testing.
The four GED subtests can be taken online, the online proctored (OP) test, or at one of North Dakota’s official GED test facilities.
The test provides adults who didn’t finish high school the chance to secure an equivalent diploma.
GED® testing happens at a level comparable to that of graduating high school students.
There are four independent GED modules or subtests in the fields of
- English Language Literacy
- Social Studies
The tests can be taken one (or more) at a time. There’s no need to sit for the entire GED exam in one take.
In the past, online GED testing was not possible. To take the exam, you needed to report to a state-approved testing site.
Now, this has changed with the launch of an online proctored GED testing option. Read more below.
North Dakota requires GED test takers also to pass a US Civics test.
Want to read more about North Dakota testing fees or eligibility requirements? Go to GED In North Dakota.
Bismarck GED Prep Facilities
Bismarck Adult Learning Center
1200 College Drive | Bismarck | ND 58501 | Phone: (701) 323-4530
212 W Century Avenue | Bismarck | ND 58503 | Phone: (701) 712-5459
Salvation Army Worship and Service Center
601 S Washington Street | Bismarck | ND 58504 | Phone: (701) 223-1889
For advice and referral
North Dakota State Penitentiary Institution GED Program
3100 Railroad Avenue | Bismarck | ND 58501 | Phone: (701) 328-6100
Not open to the general public
Prep Sites around Bismarck (Cities by Alphabet)
Lake Region State Coll. GED Classes
1801 College Dr | Devils Lake | ND 58301 | Ph (701) 662-1568
Dickinson Adult Education Ctr GED Classes
402 4th St W | Dickinson ND 58601 – Ph (701) 456-0008
To check out all Dickinson GED courses, go to -> Dickinson Area GED Classes
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
214 1st Avenue | Fort Totten | ND 58335 | Phone (701) 766.1377
Sitting Bull College
9299 Highway 24 | Fort Yates | ND 58538 | Phone: (605) 845-3206 or (701) 0854-8043
AmeriCorps members provide GED lessons to members of the tribal community who did not complete high school. The program serves the eight Standing Rock Sioux Reservation communities and is open to everyone, not only tribal members.
Jamestown Career & Technology Center
910 12th Avenue N.E. | Jamestown | ND 58401 | Phone (701) 252-8841
James River Correctional Center
2521 Circle Drive | Jamestown | ND 58401 | Phone: (701) 253-3660
Not available to the public
Youth Correctional Ctr of North Dakota
701 16th. Ave S.W. | Mandan | ND 58554 | Ph (701) 667-1400
Not available to the public
Sitting Bull Coll.-McLaughlin
504 S Main Street | McLaughlin | SD 57642 | Ph: (605) 845-3206 or (701) 854-8043
GED applicants must first take the GED pre-test available at the school’s campuses in
- Fort Yates (701-854-8043)
- McLaughlin (605-845-3206)
- Mobridge (605-823-4318)
Minot Adult Education Ctr GED Classes
1609 Fourth Ave NW | Minot | North Dakota 58703 | Phone: (701) 857-4488
You can check out all Minot area GED prep sites <- here
Sitting Bull College-Mobridge Test Center
414 6th Street W | Mobridge | SD 57601 | Ph (605) 845-5762/823-4318
Sheyenne Valley Area Career and Technology Ctr
801 Valley Ave SE | Valley City | ND 58072 | Phone (701) 845.0256
Williston Adult Education (Williston State College)
1410 University Ave | Williston | ND 58801 | Phone (701) 774.4525 or (701) 770.6236
222 University Ave | Williston | ND 58801 | Phone: (701) 712.5459
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Online GED Testing
Sitting for the GED test over the Internet was, until recently, not an option. You were required to come personally to one of North Dakota’s state-designated GED testing sites if you wanted to acquire your GED degree.
Fortunately, all of that has changed now with the launch of the GED testing option in an online format. A proctor will oversee your online testing efforts and see if everything is done in line with the regulations. Check out the post ‘Introducing the online GED test’ if you want to learn more about this interesting development.
You may also want to check out -> Fargo Area GED Programs
Bismarck Area GED Test Centers
Bismarck State College GED Testing Center (located in the Technical Center building)
1200 College Drive | Bismarck | ND 58501 – Phone (701) 323-4530
Dickinson Adult Learning Center
412 4th Street West, Dickinson, ND 58602, Phone: (701) 456-0008
Candeska Cikana Comm. College
214 First Avenue, Fort Totten – ND 58335 | Phone: (701) 766.1305
Sitting Bull College
9299 Highway 24, Fort Yates, ND 58538, Phone: (701) 854-8029
James Valley Center
910 12th Avenue NE | Jamestown | ND 58401 – Phone (701) 252-8841
All North Dakota Adult Learning Centers can provide support for students looking to earn a GED. The North Dakota GED High School Credential is based upon successfully completing the four GED exams that are available in English and Spanish.
Instruction towards the GED exam is free and offered by Adult Learning Centers all through North Dakota and also by several test sites. Instruction includes lessons in computer literacy & keyboarding skills and career & college readiness preparation.
In North Dakota, the minimum age to qualify for GED testing is 16 (sixteen). GED test-takers are not required to attend any prep course before they can sit for the four exams, but students are recommended to take a few practice tests to assess their current level of academic skills and knowledge. They can improve their skills and knowledge by attending a prep course provided by Adult Learning Centers to sign up for an online prep course.
Last Updated on November 3, 2023.