This post includes an overview of all GED prep class locations and testing sites in the Yakima area. Washington State is using the GED exam for the state’s high school equivalency testing program.
GED testing can be done online and at state-certified GED test facilities.
The assessment program offers adults who couldn’t graduate high school another chance to earn an equivalent degree.
Testing takes place at a similar level as what HS seniors are expected to master upon graduation.
The GED® exam comes with four separate tests (modules) in the subject fields of
- Mathematical Reasoning (Basic Math Concepts, Measurement, and Equations)
- Science (Understanding Scientific Processes)
- Reasoning through Language Arts (Grammar, Reading, and Writing combined)
- Social Studies (Understanding the World and Society)
You can take one GED module at a time. There’s no need to sit for the entire GED exam in one testing session.
Online GED testing was, until recently, never possible. Your personal appearance at an official GED test site was required.
But that had now changed with the arrival of the online proctored GED exam. For more information, go to the bottom of this page.
See also our page, GED Testing In Washington, to learn more about things like the testing fees in Washington State, the GED passing score, qualification requirements, and a lot more.
Yakima GED Prep Facilities
Yakima Valley College Yakima Campus
S 16th Ave & Nob Hill Blvd, Yakima, WA 98902, Ph: 509-574-6850
Yakima Valley College is providing the Step Up to College program for individuals between the age of 16 to 20 years old. Qualifying applicants can sign up at YVC Yakima and Grandview campuses or at the learning centers in Toppenish and Sunnyside.
To take the GED test, applicants must be 21 or older. Students 16, 17, and 18 years old must bring a signed “Request for Approval to Test HSE (High School Equivalency) Certificate” from the school district where they are living. GED applicants 16-19 years of age living in the Yakima School District must contact the Open Doors Program at 509-573-5585. For more information, contact Yakima Valley College at these phone numbers:
- Yakima: 509-574-6850
- Grandview: 509-882-7000
- Ellensburg: 509-201-1269
- Sunnyside: 509-837-9623 or 509-574-6850
- Toppenish: 509-865-4550
Yakima Open Doors Youth Reengagement
1120 S 18th St, Yakima, WA 98901, Ph: 509-573-5585
OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Center) HEP (High School Equivalency Program)
815 Fruitvale Blvd, Yakima, WA 98902, Ph: 509-248-6751 or 509-515-0668
For Spanish, call 509-454-5051
815 Fruitvale Blvd, Yakima, WA 98902, Ph: 509-248-6751
YouthBuild is an education and job skills program managed by the Northwest Community Action Center in partnership with the Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity. The program helps young people ages 16-24 to build up their employability and leadership skills while working toward their high school diploma or GED.
La Casa Hogar (women only)
106 South 6th St, Yakima, WA 98901, Ph: 509-457-5058 or 509-574-6850
Yakima Job Corps
306 Division St, Yakima, WA 98902, Ph: 509-574-0174
Goodwill Union Gap Work Opportunity Center
1907 S 1st St, Yakima, WA 98903, Ph: 509-452-0207
Central Washington University High School Equivalency Program
Classroom location: 2618 W Nob Hill Blvd, Yakima, WA 98902, Ph: 509-452-0639
Office: 306 Division St, Yakima, WA 98902, Ph: 509-453-4006
Locations around Yakima (Cities by Alphabet)
Brewster Worksource Education Center
520 W Main St, Brewster, WA 98812, Ph: 509-689-8031
Yakima Valley College Ellensburg Learning Center
401 E Mountainview Avenue, Suite 2, Ellensburg, WA 98926, Ph: 509-201-1269
Tuition for the school’s GED course is $25 per quarter, but the GED program is free for students ages 16 to 21.
Yakima Valley College Grandview
500 W Main St, Grandview, WA 98930, Ph: 509-882-7000
WorkSource Columbia Basin
815 N Kellogg St, Suite D, Kennewick, WA 99336, Ph: 509-734-5919
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Big Bend Community College-GED Program
7662 Chanute St NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837, Ph: 509-793-2304
GED classes are offered in
- Moses Lake
- Grand Coulee
- Soap Lake
Goodwill of Moses Lake (Referral)
789 N Central Dr, Moses Lake, WA 98837, Ph: 509-765-1769
Columbia Basin Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
6739 24th St, Bldg. 2402, Moses Lake, WA 98837, Ph: 509-762-5581
Yakima Valley College Sunnyside Learning Center
2590 Yakima Valley Hwy, Sunnyside, WA 98944, Ph: 509-837-9623 or 509-574-6850
Heritage University High School Equivalency Program (HEP) @Nuestra Casa
906 E. Edison Ave, Sunnyside, WA 98944, Oh: 509-865-0736
The HEP offers migrant workers and their families the opportunity to improve their basic skills and earn a GED. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older, have worked as seasonal farmworkers (or their family members) for no less than 75 days over the past two years, and not hold a high school or GED diploma. Classes are available in
- The Heritage University campus in Toppenish
OIC of Washington GED Program
630 Railroad Ave, Sunnyside, WA 98944, Ph: 509-248-6751 or 509-839-0204
Columbia Gorge Community College GED Program
400 E. Scenic Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058, Ph: 541-506-6034
For the school’s emigrant HEP Program, call 541-296-8271
Yakima Valley College Toppenish Learning Center
516 W First Ave, Toppenish, WA 98948, Ph: 509-865-4550
Heritage University-GED Classes
3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, WA 98948, Ph: 509-865-8566
GED classes in English and Spanish
For the school’s HEP emigrant workers support program, call 509-865-0736
Warden High School
101 Beck Way, Warden, WA 98857, Ph: 509-793-2305
GED classes provided by Big Bend Community College
Wenatchee Valley College
1300 Fifth St, Wenatchee, Washington 98801, Ph: 509.682.6843 or 509.685.6847
Fort Simcoe Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
40 Abella Ln, White Swan, WA 98952, Ph: 509-874-2244
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Introducing the Online GED Test
In the past, there was never an option to deal with the four GED modules on the Internet. To acquire your GED degree, you always had to show up in person, at one of Washington State’s official GED testing centers.
Now, all of that has changed with the launch of an online proctored option to take the GED exam. Qualifying GED students who opt for online testing will see that an online proctor will be monitoring their activities to check if they act in accordance with the rules. For more detailed information, please visit ‘Introducing the online GED.’
Yakima Area GED Test Centers
Yakima Valley College
1000 South 12th Avenue | Yakima | WA 98902 | Ph 509.574.4738
Central Washington University (Testing Center MS 7427)
400 East University Way | Ellensburg | WA 98926 | Ph 509.963.1860
Yakima Valley College-Grandview
500 West Main Street | Grandview | WA 98930 | Ph 509.882.7010
Big Bend Community College GED testing (Building 1400)
7662 Chanute Street NE | Moses Lake | WA 98837 | Ph 509.793.2064
Columbia Basin College Student Services, Building H)
2600 N 20th Avenue | Pasco | WA 99301 | Ph 509.542.4860
Wenatchee Valley College
1300 5th Street | Wenatchee | WA 98801 | Ph 509.682.6830
Last Updated on November 7, 2023.