Listed on this page is an overview of all GED prep facilities and testing sites in the El Centro area. California is using two options for high school equivalency testing, the GED and HiSET exams.
The GED and HiSET exams may be taken online or at one of California’s HSE testing centers. Read more below.
Both exams are for individuals who left high school prematurely and give them the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The assessments measure fundamental knowledge at a level that compares to that of high school students after four years of education.
The HiSET® is available both on paper and on a computer, while the GED is fully computer-formatted.
The GED® has four individual subtests in literacy, math, science, and social studies that can be taken separately.
The HiSET exam has two literacy tests (1 on writing and 1 on reading), so five in total, that can also be taken separately.
El Centro GED prep classes
Central Union Adult Education
2345 S 2nd St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Phone: (760) 336-4500 or (760) 312-7050
Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program
687 State St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 482-2600
NOT a GED program but the Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program offers youth services for youth ages 14-24, including work readiness skills, mentoring and counseling, and paid and unpaid work experiences.
Imperial Pathways Charter School (Imperial Co. Office of Education)
253 E Ross Ave – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 312-5524
CET (Center for Employment Training)
294 South 3rd St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 337-6565
CET offers the “Career Pathways Program” that allows you to work toward a GED while pursuing a technical education certificate.
One-Stop Business and Employment Services (Referral)
1550 Main St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 337-5000
SER/Jobs for Progress HEP (Program for seasonal and migrant workers)
155 W Main St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 352-8514
Herbert Hughes Correctional Center GED Program
328 Applestill Rd – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 339-6367
No availability for the public
Prep sites around El Centro (cities by alphabet)
Brawley Union High School District Adult Education
480 N Imperial Ave – Brawley – CA 92227 – Ph: (760) 312-5100
Manzanita SCTCA Tribal Education
39-A Crestwood Rd – Boulevard – CA 91905 – Ph: (619) 766-3236
Robert Morales Adult Education Center
1201 Kloke Rd – Calexico – CA 92231 – Ph: (760) 768-3914
One-Stop Business and Employment Services-Calexico
301 Heber Ave – Calexico – CA 92231 – Ph: (442) 265-6192
Niland Family Resource Center
501 W Main St – Suite 4, Calipatria – CA 92233 – Ph: (760) 348-2101
Calipatria State Prison Adult School
7018 Blair Rd – Calipatria – CA 92233 – Ph: (760) 348-7000
Not publicly available
Holtville Adult Education
522 W 8th St – Holtville – CA 92250 – Ph: (760) 356-1304
Imperial Valley College (Ed2Go Online Course)
380 E Aten Rd – Imperial – CA 92251 – Ph: (760) 355-6543
AZ Western College (Downtown Ctr)
1351 South Redondo Center Dr – Yuma – AZ 85365 – Ph: (928) 317.7674/6181
For all Yuma GED prep facilities, <- check here
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El Centro area GED test centers
After El Centro, Cities listed by Alphabet
Central Union Adult School (GED & HiSET)
1302 South Third Street | El Centro | California 92243 | Phone 760.336.4545/312.5070
CalRegional Education Center (HiSET)
1151 South Fourth Street | Suite G | El Centro | California 92243 | Phone 760.336.4545
Chuckawalla Valley Adult School (HiSET)
19025 Wiley’s Well Road | Blythe | California 92226 | Phone 760.922.5300 ext 5603
Palo Verde College Adult Education (GED)
1 College Drive | Blythe | California 92225 | Phone 760.921.5460
Brawley Adult Education Ctr (GED)
104 Magnolia Street | Brawley | California 92227 | Phone 760.312.5100
San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus (GED)
720 Heber Avenue | Calexico | California 92231 | Phone 760.768.5667
Arizona Western College (College Community Ctr, Bldg 3C, GED)
2020 South Avenue 8 E | Yuma | Arizona 85365 | Phone 928.344.7641
Check out GED testing in California to find out if you qualify.
Online GED or HiSET testing
Testing over the internet is now possible for qualifying candidates. Until recently, testing was exclusively possible face-to-face at certified testing centers, but that has now changed. To learn more about online HiSET testing, <- check here.
To qualify for online GED testing, candidates must score in the “green zone” of the GED Ready® practice test. To learn all about online proctored (OP) GED testing, <- check out this post.
Go to GED.com, where a lot of GED program information is available, and when you create your own account via MyGED, you will be guided through the processes step-by-step. You need an email address (if you don’t have one, you can create one right there online) and a major credit or debit card.
Through digitalization, the registration and scheduling process for your GED tests has become extremely easy, and your test results will be available before you will leave the testing center’s premises. GED.com is the place to go.
GED passing score
At MyGED, you can also find a lot of useful information about colleges and universities, employment developments, and training options. The GED passing score is 145, and the scale on which your scores are measured runs from 100 to 200. So your minimally required overall score is 580. The HiSET exam comes with its own scoring system.
Last Updated on June 19, 2022.