This post contains an overview of GED classes in the Fresno region. Testing sites are also listed. California not only offers the computer-based GED exam for high school equivalency testing.
The state also embraced the HiSET exam for this purpose which can be taken on-paper or on-computer.
HiSET® and GED® testing is possible online or at one of California’s official testing facilities. Read more below.
Both exams measure academic proficiency at a level that compares to that of HS students when they graduate.
The HSE test program gives adults that never completed high school the chance to acquire an equivalent credential.
GED testing occurs via four separate tests (modules) in Social Studies, Math, Science, and Literacy.
The HiSET has five subtests since the Literacy section contains separate reading and writing tests.
You can complete the four GED modules one at a time and the HiSET subtests may be taken separately as well.
Fresno GED prep sites
Fresno Adult School César E. Chávez Adult Education Center
2500 Stanislaus Street, Fresno, CA 93721, Phone: 559-457-6000
Fresno Adult School Manchester Center
3402 N Blackstone Ave, Ste 245, 2nd floor, Fresno, CA 93726, Phone: 559-248-5780
Fresno City College HiSET Education (HS-158-Health Sciences #29)
1101 E University Avenue, Fresno, CA 93741, Phone: 559-244-2608/2609/2610
Ser-Jobs for Progress HEP (High School Equivalency Program)
255 North Fulton, Suite 106, Fresno, CA 93701, Phone: 559-452-0881
This program helps migrant and seasonal workers and their dependents earn their GED credentials.
Valley Dream Center Fresno GED Classes
1835 N Winery Ave, Fresno, CA 93703, Phone: 559-492-3324
Fresno EOC Conservation Corps YouthBuild
1805 East California Ave, Fresno, CA 93706, Phone: 559-263-8930
Owens Valley Career Development Center
5070 N Sixth Street, Ste 110, Fresno, CA 93710, Phone: 559-226-2880 ext. 411
The Family Literacy program promotes literacy for American Indian families in Fresno County. The Adult Education program provides Native American adults the chance to earn a High School or HSE Diploma.
C.L.A.S.S. (Central Learning Adult/Alternative School Site)
2698 N Brawley Avenue, Fresno, CA 93722, Phone: 559-276-5230
North Fresno Church (FACE-Fresno Area Community Enterprises)
5724 N Fresno Street, CA 93710, Phone: 559-431-3223
Training Institute (State Center Community College District, Ed2Go Online Course)
1171 Fulton Street, 8th Floor, Fresno, CA 93721, Phone: 559-244-2608/2609/2610
Fresno County Jail GED Program
1225 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721, Phone: 888-373-7011
Not publicly available
Locations around Fresno (cities by alphabet)
Lift Literacy Ctr
33367 Auberry Road, Auberry, CA 93602, Phone: 559-855-6252
Avenal Adult Education GED Classes
205 N Park Aveniue, Avenal, CA 93204, Phone: 559-386-9083
Cerro Coso Comm. College
4090 W Line St, Bishop, California 93514, Ph: 760.872.1565
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Caruthers USD Adult Education (@ Marc High School)
13620 S Kincaid, Caruthers, CA 93609, Phone: 559-495-6440
Clovis Adult Education GED Classes
1452 David E Cook Way, Clovis, CA 93611, Phone: 559-327-2800
3500 Never Forget Ln, Clovis, CA 93612, Phone: 559-600-3644
The CalLearn Program aims to support pregnant and parenting teens with earning their GED or high school diploma. The program is located on the Fresno County Department of Social Services Clovis Campus.
West Hills College-Coalinga HEP Program
300 W Cherry Lane, Coalinga, CA 93210, Phone: 559.934.2430
The HEP (High School Equivalency Program) helps seasonal and migrant farmworkers and their family members 18 years old and up to obtain their GED diplomas.
Firebaugh Adult School
1666 Saipan Avenue, Firebaugh, CA 93622, Phone: 559- 659-3899
Madera Adult School HiSET Prep Classes
2037 W Cleveland Avenue, Madera, CA 93637, Phone: 559-675-4425
Mendota Adult Education
211 Smoot Avenue, Mendota, CA 93640, Phone: 559-655-4471
Wolfe Learning Center
732 W 13th Street, Merced, CA 95341, Phone: 209-381-5918/5926
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Yosemite Community Education Center
50200 Road 427, Oakhurst, CA 93644, Phone: 559-683-8801
Kings Canyon Adult School (Adult High School Diploma Program)
740 W North Avenue, Reedley, CA 93654, Phone: 559-305-7085
Tulare Adult School
575 W Maple Avenue, Tulare, CA 93274, Phone: 559-686-0225
Visalia Adult School
3110 E Houston Avenue, Visalia, CA 93292, Phone: 559-730-7646
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Online GED and HiSET
The GED and HiSET tests are now available online as well. In the past, to earn your HSE diploma, you had to show up at an official testing center and take the exam in person. That has changed.
For information about the “HiSET-At-Home” option, check out this article: Online HiSET Testing. To be able to take the GED exam online, candidates must first score in the “green zone” of the GED Ready® test. You can learn more here: Online Proctored GED Exam.
Fresno area GED testing centers
After Fresno, Cities in Alphabetical Order
Fresno Central Unified School District (GED or HiSET)
2698 N Brawley Avenue, Fresno, CA 93722, Phone: 559-276-5230
PAS (Paralegal Assistance Unlimited) Fresno (HiSET Testing)
255 N Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93701, Phone: 559-782-7030
Avenal Adult School (HiSET)
205 N Park Avenue, Avenal, CA 93204, Phone: 559-386-1369
Clovis Adult Education (GED or HiSET)
1452 David E Cook Way, Clovis, CA 93611, Phone: 559-327-2800/2856
West Hills College-Coalinga (HiSET)
300 Cherry Lane, Coalinga, CA 93210, Phone: 559-934-2793
Hanford Adult School (GED)
905 N Campus Drive, Hanford, CA 93230, Phone: 559-583-5905
Crossroads Charter Academy (GED)
418 W 8th Street, Hanford, CA 93230, Phone: 559-583-5060
Madera Adult School (HiSET)
2037 West Cleveland Avenue, Madera, CA 93637, Phone: 559-675-4425 ext. 124
West Hills College (Westside Institute of Technology, HiSET)
1993 West Belmont Avenue, Mendota, CA 93640, Phone: 559-934-2221
Merced Adult School (GED)
50 E 20th Street, Merced, CA 95340, Phone: 209-325-2838
Yosemite Adult Education (HiSET Testing)
50200 Road 427, Oakhurst, CA 93644, Phone: 559-683-8801 x 366
Visalia Adult School (GED or HiSET testing)
3110 E Houston Avenue, Visalia, CA 93292, Phone: 559-730-7655/7646
Who is the GED exam for?
The HSE program is developed for adults who quit high school prematurely. The program offers them a chance to acquire a diploma that is equivalent to a high school diploma.
The GED program was introduced in 1942 and is recognized throughout Canada and the United States; and successfully completing the GED set of four tests will result in a high school equivalency credential.
The GED credential is the perfect stepping stone to getting a college education and is widely used for getting a good job and career advancement. Adults with a high school or GED diploma are expected to make around $9,500 more annually than those who do not have the credential.
Last Updated on June 15, 2022.