On this page, you can find all GED prep locations and testing centers in the Petaluma area. California uses the computer-formatted GED exam for its high school equivalency testing program.
The state additionally offers the HiSET exam for this purpose. Both the HiSET® and GED® can be taken online or at official state-approved test centers. Learn more about online testing below.
The GED must be done entirely on a computer, while the HiSET is offered both on a computer and on paper.
Testing is done at a level that is similar to that of high school graduates.
The GED exam has four individual tests in
- Social Studies
- English Language
These subtests can be taken separately and in any order.
The Language section of the HiSET is divided into separate writing and reading tests, so this option has five testing areas that are offered separately as well.
Go to “GED in California” to learn more about HiSET and GED testing fees and qualification requirements in California.
Petaluma GED Prep Facilities
Petaluma Adult School GED Instruction
200 Douglas St | Petaluma | CA 94952 | Ph: (707) 778.4633
San Antonio High School GED Classes
500 Vallejo St | Petaluma | CA 94952 | Ph: (707) 778.4633
Instruction provided by Petaluma Adult School
Santa Rosa Junior College-Petaluma
680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy | Petaluma | CA 94954 | Ph: (707) 778.2415 or (707) 527.4834/4685
SRJC also offers the Gateway to College program for students ages 16-21 who quit high school prematurely or are struggling to complete the coursework. The program gives them the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas.
Prep Sites around Petaluma (Cities by Alphabet)
Napa Valley Adult Education GED Instruction
1600 Lincoln Ave | Napa | CA 94558 | Phone: (707) 253.3594
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Novato Unified School District- Novato Adult School
720 Diablo Ave | Novato | CA 94947 | Ph: (415) 493.4314
CareerPoint Marin (Referral Only)
120 N Redwood Dr | San Rafael | CA 94903 | Ph: (415) 966-0860
Conservation Corps (North Bay-S.Rafael)
27 Larkspur St | San Rafael | CA 94901 | Ph: (415) 454-4554
Santa Rosa Junior College GED Prep Classes
1501 Mendocino Ave | Santa Rosa | CA 95401-4395 | Ph: (707) 527.4834/4685
For all Santa Rosa area GED prep options, <- check here
Creekside High (Petaluma Adult Education)
20000 Broadway | Sonoma | CA 95476 | Ph: (707) 778.4633
For eligibility criteria, go to GED testing requirements in California.
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Petaluma Area GED Test Centers
From Petaluma, Cities in Alphabetical Order
Santa Rosa Junior College-Petaluma (Richard Call Building, PC 602, GED)
680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy | Petaluma | CA 94954 | Ph (707) 778-3908
Petaluma Adult School (HiSET)
500 Vallejo Rd | Petaluma | CA 94952 | Ph (707) 778-4633
Tamalpais Adult Education (Carlisle Building, GED)
375 Doherty Dr | Larkspur | CA 94939 | Ph (415) 945-1031
Napa Valley Adult School (GED)
1600 Lincoln Ave | Napa | CA 94558 | Ph (707) 253-3594
Family Resouce Center (at McPherson Elementry School, HiSET Testing)
2670 Yajome St | Napa | CA 94558 | Ph (707) 527-4763
Novato Adult School (HiSET Testing)
720 Diablo Ave | Novato | CA 94945 Ph (415) 493-4314
Santa Rosa Junior College (Plover Hall 559, GED & HiSET)
1501 Mendocino Ave | Santa Rosa | CA 95401 | Ph (707) 527-4305
Santa Rosa Junior College Southwest (HiSET Testing)
950 South Wright Rd | Santa Rosa | CA 95407 | Ph (707) 527-4997
Online GED and HiSET Testing
Both the HiSET and GED are now available over the Internet. Until very recently, there was no option to take the GED or HiSET assessments online. That simply didn’t exist. You had to show up at a state-designated testing center and take the exams in person. Now, that has changed.
Please be aware that if you take the GED exam at a test center, you’ll get two retakes per subject test at a reduced rate. This, however, does not apply to online GED testing!
The GED Exam – For Who is it?
The GED and HiSET tests are intended for adults who never finished high school, and the diploma or certificate that you are going to receive when you complete the HiSET or GED test successfully is recognized as equivalent to a high school diploma by state and federal institutions, employers, and universities and colleges throughout the nation.
The GED (General Education Development) and HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) assess if you can be successful in college and university and/or if you will succeed on the work floor.
The HSE program is geared towards persons who don’t hold a high school diploma and gives them a chance to earn an equivalent degree. The GED credential will definitely lead to better employment, and it opens the door toward a college education.
The Four GED Subtests
The GED (General Education Development) test examines elementary knowledge at the level that students should have when they graduate from high school, and lessons taught in GED preparation programs address the topics of the four tests of the GED exam: literacy, social studies, math, and science.
The GED test is modular, meaning that you can take the tests separately. The HiSET is also modular and comes with five tests, as the Literacy section had two sub-tests on reading and writing.
Last Updated on November 25, 2023.