In this article, we have listed all GED prep facilities and testing locations in the Fairfield area. California uses the entirely computer-based GED test for its High School Equivalency (HSE) testing program.
Additionally, the state offers the HiSET exam for this purpose. The HSE program is for adult learners without a high school diploma and provides another chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The GED® and HiSET® exams may be taken online or at one of California’s state-approved testing facilities. Read more below.
The GED is fully computerized, whereas the HiSET exam is offered in paper-based and computerized formats. Both HSE exams measure knowledge at a level that students must command after four years in high school.
The GED has four independent modules (subtests) in
- English Language Literacy
- Social Studies
The sub-exams may be written individually and in the order you wish.
The HiSET has five subtests, as the literacy section has separate reading and writing tests. These five subtests can also be taken individually.
To read more about GED and HiSET testing costs in California and qualification criteria, visit our page GED Testing In California.
Fairfield GED Prep Classes
Fairfield-Suisun Adult School (Jan Hannigan Adult Education Center)
900 Travis Boulevard, Fairfield, CA 94533, Phone: 707-421-4155
Classes are provided by Solana Adult Education Consortium. GED classes are available at
- Benicia Unified School District
- Fairfield-Suisun Adult School
- Vacaville Adult School
- Vallejo Regional Education Center
Workforce Investment Board (Referral)
320 Campus Lane, Fairfield, CA 94534, Phone: 707-864-3370 or 707-863-3538
5089 Business Center Drive, Suite 102, Fairfield, CA 94534, Phone: 707-398-2308
Claybank Detention Facility (Five Keys Schools & Programs)
2500 Clay Bank Road, Fairfield, CA 94533, Phone: 707-784-7190
Not available to the general public
Locations around Fairfield (Cities by Alphabet)
Napa Valley Adult Education
1600 Lincoln Avenue, Napa, California 94558, Phone: 707.253.3594
Napa Sylvan Learning Center
2493 Solano Avenue, Napa, California 94558, Phone: 707.927.1222
780 Lincoln Avenue, Napa, California 94558, Phone: 707.251.9432
River Delta USD-Wind River Adult Ed.
445 Montezuma St, Rio Vista, California 94571, Phone: 707-374-1730
Santa Rosa Junior Coll. GED Instruction
1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, California 95401, Phone 707.527.4834 or 4685
For all Santa Rosa area locations go to -> Santa Rosa Area GED Courses
Vacaville Adult School
188-B Bella Vista Road, Vacaville, CA 95687, Phone: 707.453.6018
For all Vacaville area GED prep sites, <- check here
Vallejo Regional Ed. Center HiSET Instruction
436 Del Sur Street, Vallejo, CA 94591, Phone 707.556.8850
You can see all Vallejo area GED prep classes <- here
Fairfield Area GED Testing Centers
Prospects High School GED Testing
820 W 2nd St | Antioch | CA 94509 | Ph: 925.779.7490
Mount Diablo Adult Education – Loma Vista Adult Center (GED/HiSET)
1266 S Carlos Ave | Concord | CA 94518 | Ph: 925.685.7340
Mount McKinley School (HiSET Testing)
202 Glacier Dr | Martinez | CA 94553 | Ph: 925.942.5357
Martinez Adult Education (HiSET Testing)
600 F St | Martinez | CA 94553 | Ph: 925.335.5890
Napa Valley Adult Ed. | GED and HiSET Testing
1600 Lincoln Ave | Napa | CA 94558 | Ph: 707.253.3594
Family Resouce Center (@McPherson Elementry School, Room 12, HiSET)
2670 Yajome St | Napa | CA 94558 | Ph: 707.527.4763
Pittsburg USD (GED)
1151 Stoneman Ave | Pittsburg | CA 94565 | Ph: 925.473.2400
Vallejo Regional Ed. Ctr (HiSET)
436 Del Sur St | Vallejo | CA 94591 | Ph 707.556.8850
Online GED and HiSET Exams
The HiSET and GED tests can now be taken online as well. It used to be that if you wanted to earn your HSE (High School Equivalency) credential, you had to appear in person, at a state-approved test center. Now, that has changed.
The GED Exam
The GED (General Educational Development) exam is a series of four independent tests that measure the academic skills, knowledge, and development of adults who did not complete their high school training. The GED credential is accepted as the equivalency of a high school diploma, which is necessary for most employment options.
The GED credential also satisfies entrance requirements for community colleges, vocational schools, and universities. The HiSET exam comes with separate reading and writing tests (so five in total) and serves the same purpose. You may very well benefit from the totally free practice tests for your GED HiSET exam that are offered on this website.
GED Testing Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to take the California High School Equivalency exam, an applicant needs to be a California resident, but members of the armed forces stationed in California also qualify.
Candidates must be at least 18 years old and not be engaged in another school program. Those who are 17 must have been out of school for no less than 60 days and provide a request letter indicating the need to sit for the exam from the military, from a college or university, or from an employer.
If you are 17 when you pass the HSE exam, you will not receive your equivalency diploma until your 18th birthday. For the remaining period, you will receive a letter of intent stating that your certificate is held until your 18th birthday.
HiSET and GED Passing Scores
The HiSET exam includes five tests (the literacy section is divided into writing and reading parts), is slightly cheaper than the GED exam, and is available in paper and computer versions, while the GED exam is only offered on computer. The passing score on each GED subtest is 145 (measured on a 100-200 scale), so you must attain at least 580 points overall.
- 145-164: High School Equivalent Passing Score
- 165-174: College-Ready Passing Score
- 175-200: College-Ready PLUS Credit Passing Score
The HiSET has a scoring scale of 20 points on each test, and the minimum required score is 8; your essay score must be at least 2 (out of 6), and your overall score needs to be at least 45, not including your essay.
Last Updated on November 24, 2023.