GED Classes Sarasota, Florida

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.

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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 recognized as equivalent to a common HS degree by employers and schools.

The exam contains four independent modules (subtests) in math, science, social studies, and literacy.

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.

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Sarasota GED prep locations

Suncoast Technical College (Building 3)
4748 Beneva Rd | Sarasota | FL 34233 | Ph: (941) 924.1365 x 62390

Suncoast Technical College-Newtown
2400 Colson Ave | Sarasota | FL 34234 | Ph: (941) 924-1365 ext. 62390 or (941) 350-0155

Sarasota Educational Resource Center‎
2477 Stickney Point Rd | Suite 303B | Sarasota | FL 34231 | Ph: (941) 924.2778

Sylvan Sarasota
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

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CareerSource Suncoast (STC)
3660 N Washington Blvd | Sarasota | FL 34234 | Ph: (941) 358.4200 x 3118

State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota (Ed2Go online)
7131 Professional Pkwy E | Sarasota | FL 34240 | Ph: (941) 752.5203

Sarasota County Jail GED Program
2020 Main St | Sarasota | FL 34237 | Ph: (941) 861.4165
Not available to the public

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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
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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 (Ed2Go online)
8000 South Tamiami Trail | Venice | FL 34293 | Ph: (941) 363.7203

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Sarasota area GED testing centers

Suncoast Tech
4748 Beneva Rd | Sarasota | FL 34233 | Ph: (941) 924.1365 ext. 62138

Arcadia Family Service Ctr
310 W Whidden Street | Arcadia | FL 34266 | Ph: (863) 993-1333

Manatee Technical College
6305 State Rd 70 East | Bradenton | FL 34203 | Ph: (941) 751.7900

Charlotte Technical College
18150 Murdock Cir | Port Charlotte | FL 33948 | Ph: (941) 255-7500

Pinellas Tech
901 34th St S | Saint Petersburg | FL 33711 | Ph: (727) 592-2036

Introducing an online GED testing option

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.

Florida requirements

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.

Underage candidates

Students 16 and 17 years old may also be eligible for taking the 4-modules 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 test 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. 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.

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 June 18, 2022.