Here is a full listing of GED prep class sites and testing facilities in the Lakeland region. Florida uses the GED test for high school equivalency testing.
GED testing can be done at one of Florida’s GED test centers or online. To learn more about online GED testing, check below.
The exam offers persons who could not graduate high school the chance to obtain an equivalent degree.
The GED® exam measures knowledge at the level that can be expected of graduating high school students.
The exam includes four independent subtests covering:
- Social Studies
These sub-exams may be written independently and in any order.
To read about Florida GED testing fees, eligibility criteria, or passing scores, go to our page “GED In Florida.”
Lakeland GED Prep Classes
West Area Adult School GED Classes
604 S Central Avenue | Lakeland | FL 33815 | Phone: 863 . 499 . 2835
West Area Adult School staff is also available on the main campus of Traviss Technical College to schedule GED placement testing and register students. For Polk County Schools’ Spanish GED program, call 863 . 419 . 3060.
Learning Resource Center of Polk County
1628 S Florida Avenue | Lakeland | FL 33803 | Phone: 863 . 688 . 9477
430 Hartsell Avenue | Lakeland | FL 33815 | Phone: 863 . 687 . 2911 (Lakeland Housing Authority)
Christian Women’s Job Corps Adult Learning Ctr
1010 E Memorial Boulevard | Lakeland | FL 33801 | Phone: 863 . 687 . 8329
Lakeland Huntington Center
6655 S Florida Avenue (Shoppes of Christina) | Lakeland | FL 33813 | Phone: 863 . 709 . 9600
Sylvan South Lakeland
3730 Cleveland Heights Boulevard | Suite 3 | Lakeland | FL 33803 | Phone: 863 . 588 . 0020
Pace Center for Girls-Polk
213 Tyler Avenue | Lakeland | FL 33801 |Phone: 863 . 688 . 5596
Not open to the public
Locations around Lakeland (Cities by Alphabet)
East Area Adult School GED Instruction
300 E Bridgers Avenue | Auburndale | FL 33823 | Phone: 863 . 965 . 5475 or 863 . 499 . 2835
Southern Technical College Career Pathways Program (CPP)
450 Havendale Boulevard | Auburndale | FL 33823 | Phone: 877 . 347 . 5492
The school’s College Career Pathways Program is for students who don’t have a high school or GED diploma. They can work towards their GED diploma while simultaneously earning a credential in fields such as Medical Assisting, Patient Care Technician, Medical Billing & Coding Technology, and HVAC.
South Florida State College Community Education (SFSC Highlands Campus)
600 West College Drive | Avon Park | FL 33825 | Phone: 863 – 784 – 7441
Classes are in Bill Sachsenmaier Hall (Building H). South Florida State College also provides GED instruction at these locations:
- Bowling Green (Hardee)
- Lake Placid
South Florida State College Hardee Campus (Room 206)
2968 US-17 | Bowling Green | FL 33834 | Phone: 863 – 784 – 7441
Brandon Adult and Community School
1101 Victoria Street | Brandon | Florida 33510 | Ph: 813 . 744 . 8131
Discover all locations for GED prep in the Tampa region here: Tampa Area GED Prep Classes
Bethune Neighborhood Center (East Area Adult School)
915 Avenue E | Haines City | FL 33844 | Phone: 863 . 965 . 5475
ALCO GED Instruction
1020 Cypress Pkwy | Kissimmee | FL 34759 | Phone: 407 . 518 . 8140
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South Florida State College Lake Placid Center (Room 200)
500 E Interlake Boulevard | Lake Placid | FL 33852 | Phone: 863 – 784 – 7441
McLaughlin Middle School (East Area Adult School)
250 E Grove Avenue (Portable) | Lake Wales | FL 33853 | Phone: 863 . 965 . 5475
Lake Wales High School (East Area Adult School)
1 Highlander Way | Lake Wales | FL 33853 | Phone: 863 . 965 . 5475
Plant City Adult School
1 Raider Place | Plant City | FL 33566 | Phone: 813 . 707 . 7147
Sunset Heights Worship and Community Center
416 Walter Drive | Plant City | Fl 33563 | Phone: 813 . 754 . 4277
First Sebring Methodist Church (South Florida State)
126 S Pine Street | Sebring | Fl 33870 | Phone: 863 – 784 – 7441
GED classes are held in Rooms 1 and 2 (upstairs)
Hardee County Adult & Career Education
901 West Main Street | Wauchula | FL 33873 | Phone: 863 . 773 . 3173
Polk State College (East Area Adult Education)
999 Avenue H NE | Winter Haven | FL 33881 | Phone: 863 . 965 . 5475
Ridge Technical College (East Area Adult Education)
7700 State Road 544 | Winter Haven | FL 33881 | Phone: 863 . 965 . 5475 or 863 . 419 . 3060
38420 5th Avenue | Zephyrhills | FL 33540 | Phone: 813 . 377 . 4572
Zephyrhills Correctional Institution GED Program
2739 Gall Boulevard | Zephyrhills | FL 33541 | Phone: 813 . 782 . 5521
Not open to the public
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Online GED Testing
Until recently, there was never an online option to take the GED exam. If you wanted to get hold of a GED diploma, you had to show up in person at an official Florida GED testing center and pass the four GED subtests.
Now, with the arrival of an online GED testing option, that has all changed. An online proctor will be guiding you through the test-taking process. Check out this article: ‘The online GED test,’ to learn more.
Lakeland Area GED Testing Centers
West Area Adult School (@Traviss Technical College)
3225 Winter Lake Road | Lakeland | FL 33803 | Phone: 863-499-2700
South Florida Community College (Bldg B, Rm 255)
600 W College Drive | Avon Park | FL 33825 | Phone 863-784-7214
Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus (Building A, Room 246)
36727 Blanton Road | Dade City | FL 33523 | Phone 352-518-1223
Osceola Co. Ad Education Ctr
2320 New Beginnings Rd | Kissimmee | FL 34744 | Phone: 407-518-8140
Adult Education Osceola Poinciana
1030 Cypress Pkwy | Kissimmee | FL 34759 | Phone: 407.-343-7341
Hardee Co. School Board GED testing
901 West Main St | Wauchula | FL 33873 | Ph 863-773-3173
James Irvin Education Center GED Testing
32555 Innovation Drive | Wesley Chapel | FL 33545 | Ph 813-346-2401
East Area Adult Education at Ridge Technical College GED Testing
7700 State Road 544 | Winter Haven | FL 33881 | Ph 863-419-3060
Last Updated on November 15, 2023.