This page includes an overview of all GED prep class options and testing sites in the Peoria region. Illinois uses two options for High School Equivalency testing, the GED and HiSET exams.
Both the HiSET and GED are available online and at state-designated test centers. Read more about taking the tests online below.
The exams give persons who didn’t graduate high school another option to obtain an equivalent degree.
Testing takes place at a comparable level as what HS seniors must know upon graduation.
The GED® must be taken entirely on a computer and includes four tests in literacy, social studies, math, and science.
You have the option to deal with the four GED subtests one at a time. The HiSET® subtests are also modular and are offered on-paper and on-computer.
The HiSET exam has five tests. The section Literacy comes with separate English Reading and English Writing tests.
In Illinois, test takers must also pass the Illinois Constitution Exam.
Peoria GED prep classes
Illinois Central College (Adult Education East Peoria Campus)
1 College Drive | Peoria | IL 61635 | Phone: 309-694-5240
ICC’s GED prep classes are free through a grant from the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). Enrollment is first come first serve, and classes start at each semester’s beginning and mid-term. ICC’s GED classes are available at the school’s East Peoria, North, and Pekin campus locations and several sites in the school’s service area. For information on locations and class times, please call ICC’s Adult Education office at 309-694-5240.
ICC Downtown Campus-Perley Building
115 SW Adams Street | Peoria | IL 61635 | Phone: 309-694-5240
ICC North Campus
5407 N University Street | Peoria | IL 61635 | Phone: 309-694-5240
Tri-County Peoria Urban League (Bridge To Careers Program-ICC)
317 S MacArthur Highway | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-694-5240
7501 N University Street | Suite 218 | Peoria | IL 61614 | Phone: 309-423-3496
Common Place Family Learning Center
514 S Shelley Street | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-674-3315
Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service
800 NE Madison Avenue | Peoria | IL 61603 | Phone: 309-671-5200
GED classes in English and Spanish
Neighborhood House GED Classes
1020 S Matthew Street | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-674-1131 ext.239
Moonlight Coalition for Adult Learners-Proctor Recreation Center
309 S DuSable Street | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-673-9183
Moonlight Coalition for Adult Learners-Logan Recreation Center
1414 S Livingston Street | Peoria | IL 61605 | Phone: 309-676-8179
Peoria County Jail GED Program
301 N Maxwell Road | Peoria | IL 61604 | Phone: 309-697-8515
Not publicly available
The cost of HiSET and GED testing was reduced in Illinois. <- Read more here.
Locations around Peoria (cities by alphabet)
Alpha Park Public Library (Online Resources)
3527 S Airport Road | Bartonville | IL 61607 | Phone: 309-697-3822
Mid-Central Community Action GED Classes
1301 W. Washington St | Bloomington | IL 61701 | Phone: 309-829-0691
Check here for all -> Bloomington GED prep classes
Spoon River College | Adult Education
23235 N County Highway 22 | Canton | IL 61520 | Phone: 309-649-6229/6278
Spoon River College provides GED instruction at sites in Canton, Macomb, Havana, and Rushville.
In Canton and Havana, call (309)649-6229/6278. In Macomb and Rushville, call (309)833-6017/6278.
Illinois Central College-East Peoria Campus
1 College Drive | East Peoria | IL 61635 | Phone: 309-694-5240
See also above under Peoria GED Class Sites
Fondulac District Library
400 Richland Street | East Peoria | IL 61611 | Phone: 309-431-1341
GED preparation is offered through cooperation between the Fondulac District Library, the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce, and the Peoria Park District ELITE Program.
Carl Sandburg College
1150 W Carl Sandburg Drive | Galesburg | Illinois 61401 | Phone: 309.344.1631
You can find all Galesburg GED prep options <- here
Spoon River College-Havana
324 E Randolph Street | Havana | IL 62644 | Phone: 309.649.6229/6278
222 Tremont Street | Hopedale | IL 61747 | Phone: 309.423.3496
Community Education Center (Black Hawk College)
404 E 3rd Street | Kewanee | IL 61443 | Phone: 309.854.1875
Check here for all -> Kewanee GED classes
Spoon River College-Macomb
208 S Johnson Street | Macomb | IL 61455 | Phone: 309.649.6278 or 309.833.6017
SRC Outreach Center GED Classes
2500 E. Jackson Street | Macomb | IL 61455 | Phone: 309.833.6017
815 N Orlando Smith Road | Oglesby | IL 61348 | Phone: 815-224-0358
321 W Main Street | Ottawa | IL 61350 | Phone: 815-224-0358
Pekin ICC South Campus
225 Hanna Drive (Riverway Business Park) | Pekin | IL 61635 | Phone: 309-694-5240
1040 4th Street | Peru | IL 61354 | Phone: 815-220-5295
Lincoln Land Comm. College GED Program
5250 Shepard Rd | Springfield | Illinois 62694 | Ph: 217.786.2349
For all Springfield-area locations, go to Springfield GED Classes
Sylvan Five Points-Washington
360 N Wilmor Rd | Washington | IL 61571 | Ph: 309.423.3496
Are perhaps some adjustments needed? Should we list a prep location? Please inform us here. Your contributions are highly appreciated!
Go to this post: GED Testing in Illinois if you want to read more about GED or HiSET testing in the state of Illinois and to learn about the recently reduced testing fees in the state.
Online HiSET and GED tests
In the past, taking one of the Illinois high school equivalency tests (HiSET, GED) over the internet was not an option. The tests were just not available online. To acquire your GED diploma, you needed to come to an official testing site and sit for the tests personally.
Well, that has changed! Both the HiSET and GED exams have introduced an online version using an online proctor. If you want to read more, go to ‘The online GED exam,’ and for more information on the HiSET, check out -> ‘The HiSET-At-Home test.’
Peoria area GED testing centers
After Peoria: Cities by Alphabet
Peoria County Office of Education (Room 401, GED)
324 Main St | Peoria | Illinois 61602 | Phone (309) 672-6906
Illinois Central College (Arbor 103, GED)
5407 N University St | Arbor 103 | Peoria | Illinois 61635 | Phone (309) 690-6990
Peoria High School-North Campus (HiSET)
1716 N North St | Peoria | Illinois 61604 | Phone (309) 672-6906
Knoxville Ctr for Student Success (HiSET)
2628 N Knoxville Ave | Peoria | IL 61604 | Phone (
ROE 26 Business Office (GED)
735 E Locust St | Canton | Illinois 61520 | Phone (309) 518-4017
Illinois Central College-East Peoria Campus
1 College Drive | L220 | East Peoria | Illinois 61635 | Phone: (309) 694-5345
Carl Sandburg College (HiSET)
2400 Tom L Wilson Blvd | Galesburg | Illinois 61401 | Phone (309) 341-5323
Regional Office of Education #33 GED Testing
121 S Prairie St | Suite 2 | Galesburg | Illinois 61401 | Phone (309) 345-3828
Heartland Comm. Coll. GED testing
2201 Woodlawn Rd | Lincoln | IL 62656 | Phone (217) 735-1731
Spoon River College-Macomb (GED Test Center)
2500 E Jackson St | Macomb | Illinois 61455 | Phone (309) 833-6031
Regional Office of Ed #26-Macomb (HiSET)
130 S Lafayette St | Suite 200 | Macomb | IL 61455 | Phone (309) 575-3229
Heartland Community Coll. (GED)
1500 W Raab Rd | Normal | Illinois 61761 | Phone (309) 268-8050
IVCC Testing Center GED Testing
815 N Orlando Smith Road | Oglesby | IL 61348 | Phone (815) 224-0542
Tazewell County Regional Office of Education (GED)
414 Court St | Suite 100 | Pekin | IL 61554 | Phone (309) 477-2290
Last Updated on June 15, 2022.