This post lists all GED preparatory classes and testing facilities in the Tucson region. Arizona uses the computer-formatted GED exam for the state’s High School Equivalency testing.
You can now take the GED test online as well. To qualify, you need to score “green” on the GED Ready® official practice test. Read more below.
The GED® exam measures academic proficiency at a level that’s similar to that of HS students after four years of education.
The assessment exam comes with four independent tests on these subjects: literacy, math, science, and social studies.
The GED is modular, meaning you can take the four subtests (modules) individually.
In Arizona, GED hopefuls are additionally required to take and pass the Arizona Civic Test.
Tucson GED prep classes (by ZIP)
Literacy Connects Adult Basic Literacy program
200 E. Yavapai Road, Tucson, AZ 85705, Phone: 520-882-8006
Literacy Connects offers GED prep classes and tutoring in English in Spanish. All classes are free and assistance with GED test fees is available as well to qualifying students.
Goodwill Metro/REC Youth Academic Services Program
300 N 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705, Phone: 520-382-1425
The Salvation Army Amphi Corps Community Center
218 E Prince Road, Tucson, AZ 85705, Phone: 520-888-1299
Pima County Adult Probation West Center-LEARN Adult Education
3781 N Highway Drive, Suite 109, Tucson, AZ 85705, Phone: 520-724-9757
Valencia Public Library
202 W Valencia Road, Tucson, AZ 85706, Phone: 520-791-4010 or 520-594-5390
El Pueblo Liberty Adult Learning Center (Pima Comm. College)
101 W Irvington Road, Suite 7, Tucson, AZ 85706, Phone: 520-206-7330
Pima Community College Adult Basic Education for College & Career-Downtown Campus
1255 N Stone Ave (AH Bldg, Rm 130), Tucson, AZ 85709, Phone: 520-206-7330
Some students require assistance in learning English and for those who did not achieve a high school diploma, the school’s Adult Basic Education for College & Career program provides a jumping-off point to be successful in a college setting and in the workplace.
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) helps adults who lack sufficient English Language skills or a high school diploma to advance their education and employment options. PCC students, through the efforts of COABE, are provided with numeracy, literacy, and professional development and problem-solving skills so they will be successful in postsecondary education and employment.
Pima County Adult Probation Department-LEARN Adult Education
8180 E Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85710, Phone: 520-546-5434
Not publicly available
Pima Community College (29th Street Coalition Center)
4355 E Calle Aurora, Tucson, AZ 85711, Phone: 520-206-3550/7330
Sylvan Central Tucson
4500 E Speedway Boulevard, Suite 15, Tucson, AZ 85712, Phone: 520-829-9106
Las Artes Arts and Education Center
23 W 27th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713, Phone: 520-724-5050
Goodwill Southern Arizona
1940 E Silverlake Road, Suite 405, Tucson, AZ 85713, Phone: 520-306-8445
Pima County Adult Probation
2695 E Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713, Phone: 520-290-6736
Not open to the public
Pima Community College (El Pueblo Liberty Learning Center)
101 W Irvington, Tucson, AZ 85714, Phone: 520-206-3737
Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center
901 S Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719, Phone: 520-792-3015/879-9213
Sylvan Learning of Tucson
9110 N Silverbell Road, Suite 170, Tucson, AZ 85743, Phone: 520-333-4156
El Rio Learning Center (PCC)
1390 W Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85745, Phone: 520-206-3800
Pascua Yaqui Tribe Community & Adult Education Program
5100 W Calle Tetakusim, Tucson, AZ 85757, Phone: 520-883-5050 or 520-879-5728
Soar with the Eagles Inc.
Soar with the Eagles is a nonprofit organization of well-trained teachers who provide individualized and affordable tutoring to GED applicants. Students and tutors meet in public locations such as coffee shops, public libraries, or PCC libraries to help applicants earn their GED diplomas and boost literacy in the Tucson area.
You could also be interested in learning everything about -> Chandler GED Programs.
GED prep classes around Tucson (cities by alphabet)
To check what you know, take a free GED Practice Test.
Sopori Elementary (Amado-Sahuarita Adult Education)
5000 W Arivaca Road, Amado, AZ 85645, Phone: 520-204-6222
GED preparation, Citizenship, and ESL classes
Central Arizona College (Casa Grande Campus)
1015 East Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, Arizona 85122, Ph: 520.494.5950
To check all Casa Grande area locations, go to -> Casa Grande GED Classes
Clifton Public Library
588 Turner Avenue, Clifton, AZ 85533, Phone: 928-865-2461
Greenlee County jail GED Program
998 Coronado Blvd, Clifton, AZ 85533, Phone: 928-865-4149
Not open to the public
Cochise College Douglas Campus
4190 West Highway 80, Douglas, AZ 85607, Phone: 520-439-6832
Joyner-Green Valley Branch Library (Online Resources)
601 N La Canada Drive, Green Valley, AZ 85614, Phone: 520-594-5295
Amado-Sahuarita Adult Learning Program
3710 W Calle Tres, Green Valley, AZ 85622, Phone: 520-204-6222
Marana Resource Center (Community Food Bank GED Classes)
11734 W Grier Road, Marana, AZ 85653, Phone: 520-682-3001
9110 N Silverbell Road, Suite 170, Marana, AZ 85743, Phone: 520-333-4156
Santa Cruz County Continuing Education program
Historic 1904 Courthouse, 21 E Court Street, Nogales, AZ 85621, Phone: 520-375-8025/7670
Nogales Adult Education Program
351 W Plum Street, Nogales, AZ 85621, Phone: 520-287-9634/9636
Literacy Volunteers of Santa Cruz County
125 W Madison Street, Nogales, AZ 85621, Phone: 520-287-0111
LVSCC is located next to the Senior Citizen Center and the Head Start school
Santa Cruz Alternative High School
451 N Arroyo Boulevard, Nogales, AZ 85621, Phone: 520-287-0915
First Baptist Church-Nogales
1916 N Frank Reed Road, Nogales, AZ 85621, Phone: 520-281-1677
GED applicants don’t need to worry about the state cutting funds for adult education at Hope for You Lutheran Church in Rio Rico and First Baptist Church in Nogales. Hope for You Lutheran Church in Rio Rico started providing free GED prep classes in 2009 when the church obtained GED books. There was a great need for this kind of education, according to Art Seaman, an elder and retired junior high school teacher.
It wasn’t long before First Baptist Church joined the effort and brought in a few skilled volunteers. This adult education program is a combined operation of the churches and is done without any funds from the government. The churches offer GED classes on Monday and Wednesday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Students of all ages and walks of life come here to get ready for the GED exam, but there are relatively many women aged 35 and up.
Eastern Arizona College (Discovery Park Campus)
1651 W Discovery Park Boulevard, Safford, AZ 85546, Phone: 928-428-6260
Safford City Graham County Library
808 S 7th Avenue, Safford, AZ 85546, Phone: 928-432-4168
725 W Via Rancho Sahuarita, Sahuarita, AZ 85629, Phone: 520-594-5490
GED preparation is provided through the Pima County Library system
Tohono O’odham Community College
AZ Highway 86, Sells, AZ 85634, Phone: 520-479-2292 or 520-993-5813
Tohono O’odham Nation Correctional Facility GED Program (TOCC)
P.O. Box 189, Sells, AZ 85634, Sells, AZ 85634, Phone: 520-383-8401
No public availability
Cochise College (Sierra Vista Campus)
901 N Colombo Avenue, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635, Phone: 520-515-5456
For more Sierra Vista area GED prep sites, <- check out this post
Eastern Arizona College (Discovery Park)
615 N Stadium Avenue, Thatcher, AZ 85552, Phone: 928-428-6260
Cochise College Willcox Center
470 N Bisbee Avenue, Willcox, AZ 85643, Phone: 520-515-5456
Central Arizona College (Aravaipa Campus)
80440 East Aravaipa Rd – Winkelman – Arizona 85129 – Ph: 520.357.2801/2800
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Introducing the online GED test
It is now also possible to sit for the GED test in an online format. Until recently, test-takers had to appear, in person, at an official Arizona GED test center to be able to earn their Arizona GED credentials but now, that has changed.
The GED test is now also offered in an online, proctored format. An online proctor will monitor the test-taking process and see if all goes according to the rules and regulations. Want more information? Go to this page -> Introducing the online proctored GED test.
Tucson area GED testing centers
University of Arizona
220 W 6th Street, Room B116, Tucson, AZ 85701, Ph: 520-621-7589
Pima Community College-Downtown
1255 N Stone Avenue, AH Bldg, Rm 130, Tucson, AZ 85709, Ph: 520-206-7254
Pima Community College-Northwest Campus
7600 N Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ 85741, Ph: 520-206-6503
Pima Community College East Campus
8181 E Irvington Road, Tucson, AZ 85709, Ph: 520-206-3987
Clifton Public Library GED Testing
588 Turner Avenue, Clifton, AZ 85533, Ph: 928-865-2461
Santa Cruz Center
2021 North Grand Avenue, Nogales, AZ 85621, Ph: 520-394-7181
Safford City-Graham County Library
808 S 7th Avenue, Safford, AZ 85546, Ph: 928-432-4165
901 N Colombo Avenue, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635, Ph: 520-515-5307
Student Union Bldg 1000, 2nd Floor
University of Arizona South GED Testing
1140 N Colombo Avenue, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635, Ph: 520-458-8278
Eastern Arizona College GED Testing Center
615 N Stadium Avenue, Thatcher, AZ 85552, Ph: 928-428-8491
Central Arizona College GED Testing
80440 E Aravaipa Road, Winkelman, AZ 85295, Ph: 520-357-2800
Last Updated on July 25, 2022.