Listed in this article are all GED class locations and test centers in the Sarasota area. Florida uses the GED exam for its high school equivalency testing program.
The GED exam is available at designated testing facilities and online. For more information on online GED testing, check below.
The exam gives adults who did not finish high school the opportunity to get hold of an equivalent degree.
The GED® diploma all over North America is accepted in the same way as a regular high school degree by employers and schools.
The exam contains four independent modules (subtests) measuring a test-taker’s knowledge of
- Social Studies
- Language Arts
You can prepare and sit for one or more of the four GED subtests (modules) at a time. GED testing must be done entirely computer-based; there is no paper-based testing option.
To read more about the GED testing fees, passing scores, or eligibility requirements in Florida, go to “Florida GED Test.”
Sarasota GED Prep Locations
Suncoast Technical College (Building 3)
4748 Beneva Rd | Sarasota | FL 34233 | Ph: (941) 350-0155
Suncoast Technical College-Newtown
2400 Colson Ave | Sarasota | FL 34234 | Ph: (941) 350-0155
Sarasota Educational Resource Center
2477 Stickney Point Rd | Suite 303B | Sarasota | FL 34231 | Ph: (941) 924.2778
5549 Palmer Crossing Cir | Sarasota | FL 34233 | Ph: (941) 306-1765
Sarasota Literacy Council (Building K-3)
1750 17th St | Sarasota | Building J | FL 34234 | Ph: (941) 955.0421
CareerSource Suncoast (STC)
3660 N Washington Blvd | Sarasota | FL 34234 | Ph: (941) 358.4200 x 3118
MCC Traffic Safety Institute (next to Hollywood 20 theater)
1991 Main St | Suite 123 | Sarasota | FL 43236 | Ph: (941) 752.5203
GED classes provided by the State College of Florida
201 S Tuttle Ave | Sarasota | FL 43237 | Ph: (941) 752.5203
GED classes provided by the State College of Florida
Sarasota County Jail GED Program
2020 Main St | Sarasota | FL 34237 | Ph: (941) 861.4165
Not available to the public
GED Prep Classes around Sarasota (Cities in Alphabetic Order)
Arcadia Family Service Center GED Classes
310 West Whidden St | Arcadia | FL 34266 | Ph: (941) 933.1333
Bradenton Adult Education
1101 Victoria Street | Brandon | FL 33510 | Ph (813) 744.8131
Check here for all -> Bradenton area GED prep classes
Lakewood Ranch Sylvan Education Center
11509 Palmbrush Trail | Suite 106 | Lakewood Ranch | FL 34202 | Ph (941) 932.4532
Suncoast Technical College-North Port Branch
4445 Career Lane | North Port | FL 34289 | Ph: (941) 257.2252
Jobs Etc. (CareerSource Suncoast Venice, Referral)
897 East Venice Ave | Venice | FL 34285 | Ph: (941) 486.2682 x 4123
State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota (Room 834, Building 800)
8000 South Tamiami Trail | Venice | FL 34293 | Ph: (941) 408.1412
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Sarasota Area GED Testing Centers
Suncoast Technical College (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
4748 Beneva Rd | Sarasota | FL 34233 | Ph: (941) 924.1365 ext. 62138
Arcadia Family Service Ctr
310 West Whidden Street | Arcadia | FL 34266 | Ph: (863) 993-1333
Manatee Technical College
6305 State Rd 70 East | Bradenton | FL 34203 | Ph: (941) 751.7900
Pinellas Tech (Building 11)
6100 154th Ave North | Clearwater | FL 33760 | Ph: (727) 538-7167
Charlotte Technical College
18150 Murdock Cir | Port Charlotte | FL 33948 | Ph: (941) 255-7500
901 34th St South | Saint Petersburg | FL 33711 | Ph: (727) 592-2036
School Board of Hardee County GED Testing
901 West Main St | Wauchula | FL 33873 | Ph: (863) 773-3173
Introducing the Online GED Test
There was never the option to take the GED exam via the Internet. Until recently, that is! To earn your GED, you had to show up personally at an official Florida GED testing facility and pass the four computer-based GED modules.
Now, with the introduction of a new, online, proctored GED testing option, that has all changed. Check out ‘The online GED exam’ to learn more.
In Florida, GED test candidates need to be at least 18 years old, not already possess a secondary education degree, not be signed up for some other education program, possess a current (not expired) government-issued picture I.D. (including their address and their signatures), and have a valid email address upon registration.
Students 16 and 17 years old may also be eligible for taking the 4-module GED exam, but they must be officially taken from their school education, submit permission granted by their school boards, and hold written parental permission signed by a parent or guardian. They must obtain an Underage Waiver so they can sit for the four modules of the GED exam and work toward their GED diplomas.
In Florida, there’s no requirement to follow a prep course or take the official GED Ready Practice test prior to testing except when you want to take the exam online. Underage test-takers, however, may be required to attend prep classes and show the ability to successfully take the four-module GED exam through a practice test.
Florida GED Fee
In Florida, taking the four GED modules will set you back $128 (or $32 per sub-exam) when you sit for the exam at a test center. If you take the exam online, each subtest costs $38, so the total cost will be 152. You’ll have to add the cost of four GED Ready tests as well, which are $6.99 each.
So overall, you’ll have to pay $180 if you want to earn your GED online in Florida. You can register for the modular subtests one at a time, and you’ll only have to pay for what you take at that time. Students who choose Onsego’s online GED prep course will get 4 GED Ready tests for free.
If you want to see if you’re ready to take one of the modules, set up your GED account at GED.com/MyGED, and then you can purchase the GED Ready practice test, the only practice test that can predict if you’re likely to pass the real thing or not. You’ll receive a score report with directions on what topics you should focus on to be successful in the real thing. To be eligible for online GED testing, you are required to reach passing scores on four GED Ready practice tests.
Last Updated on November 15, 2023.