This post lists all GED prep class sites and testing facilities in the San Francisco region. California uses two exams for high school equivalency testing, the GED and HiSET.
The exams offer people who never graduated from high school an extra option to acquire an equivalent diploma.
Both of these options are now available in an online format as well. Check below to read more about online proctored GED® and HiSET® testing.
Testing takes place at a level similar to that of high school seniors upon graduation.
GED testing involves four modules (subtests) in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy that may be taken separately.
The HiSET includes individual reading and writing tests (so five overall) that are also offered separately.
San Francisco GED prep classes (by ZIP)
CCSF Adult Learning & Tutorial Center
1170 Market St, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-561-1871
HIRE UP Job Preparation GED Classes (Larkin Street Youth Services)
134 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-673-0911
HOPE San Francisco
1 S Van Ness Ave, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, 415-928-7417 ext. 307
This is a program for youth aged between 18 and 24 who want to find work in combination with job training and high school level education. Participants can complete their secondary education credentials while working at the same time. You first need to attend an orientation session where you’ll learn what the program includes, how you can apply, and so on.
You can also contact one of these Access Points:
Comprehensive Access Point (1500 Mission St at 11th, 415-575-4570)
Chinatown Access Point (601 Jackson St, 415-677-7500)
Western Addition Access Point (1449 Webster St at Geary, 415-655-2620)
Visitacion Valley Access Point (1009 Sunnydale Ave, 415-239-8705)
Success Centers YouthBuild
1245 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103, 415-575-0423
Employment and Education Training Center-EETC (between 8th and 9th Street)
Episcopal Community Services Adult Education Center
165 8th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, 415-487-3300 ext. 4127
Five Keys Independent Charter School
70 Oak Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94107, 415-734-3310
City College of San Francisco Mission Center
1125 Valencia St, Room 105 & 114, San Francisco, CA 94110, 415-920-6043
John Muir Charter School – San Francisco Conservation Corps
3450 3rd St, Bldg 1D, San Francisco, CA 94124, 415-928-7322
City College of San Francisco (Southeast Campus)
1800 Oakdale Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124, 415-550-4300/4320
ESL classes and high school completion program
Sylvan San Francisco
379 West Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127, 415-592-5347
Treasure Island Job Corps Center
351 Ave H (Bldg 442), Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA 94130, 415-277-2400 or 916-394-0770
GED prep classes around San Francisco (cities by alphabet)
Jefferson Adult Education
699 Serramonte Blvd, Ste 111, Daly City, CA 94015, 650-550-7890
For all Daly City GED classes, <- check out this post
Tamalpais Adult School GED Program (@Redwood High School)
375 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939, 415-945-1031/1070/1075
GED preparation classes are held Monday-Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and in Sausalito on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. The registration fee is $35, and don’t forget to bring appropriate identification.
Laney College Adult Education GED Instruction
900 Fallon Street, Oakland, California 94607, 510-273-2310
For all Oakland area GED prep locations, visit -> Oakland GED Prep Classes
San Mateo ACE (Adult & Career Education)
789 East Poplar Ave, San Mateo, California 94401, 650.558.2100
Check out all San Mateo locations in this post -> San Mateo GED Prep Sites
San Quentin State Prison GED Program
San Quentin, CA 94974, 415-454-1460
Not available to the public
San Rafael Public Library (Online Resources)
1100 E St, San Rafael, CA 94901, 415-485-3323
Marin Employment Connection (Referral Only)
120 N Redwood Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903, 415-966-0860
Education & Training Services (Conservation Corps North Bay)
27 Larkspur St, San Rafael, CA 94901, 415-454-4554
South San Francisco Education and Training Services
825 Southwood Dr, Room 36, South San Francisco, CA 94080, 650-877-8844/827-8455
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Online GED and HiSET testing
If you want to earn your California high school equivalency diploma, you can do so now also over the internet. In the past, there was no online GED or HiSET testing option. It was simply not available. You had to come to a state-designated test center and sit for the tests in person.
Well, that has changed. Now, the GED and HiSET exams are also available in online, proctored formats. To read more about this great development, check out these posts: The online HiSET test,’ and for the online GED option: ‘The online GED test.’
Check also: free San Jose GED Prep Classes
San Francisco area GED testing centers
After San Francisco, Cities listed by Alphabet
City College of San Francisco-Mission Campus (GED or HiSET)
1125 Valencia St, Room 114-115, San Francisco, CA 94110, 415-561-1824
City College of San Francisco-John Adams Center (HiSET)
1860 Hayes St (Room 45), San Francisco, CA 94117, 415-561-1824
San Francisco Youth Guidance Center (HiSET)
375 Woodside Ave (Unit 8), San Francisco, CA 94127, 415-753-7800
Alameda HiSET Testing Site
2201 Encinal Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-522-3858
Berkeley Adult Education HiSET and GED Test Center
1701 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, 510-644-6130
Jefferson Adult Education (GED)
699 Serramonte Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015, 650-550-7891
Tamalpais Adult Education (GED)
375 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939, 415-945-3780
Oakland Adult & Career Education (HiSET)
2607 Myrtle St (Room 122), Oakland, CA 94607, 510-273-2310
Marin County Office of Education (HiSET)
1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94913, 415-499-5878
South San Francisco Adult School (HiSET)
825 Southwood Rd, South San Francisco, CA 94080, 650-877-8844
Last Updated on June 18, 2022.