General Equivalency Diploma Program

For adults 19 or older who have been out of school for at least a year and wish to write the GED test to obtain a high school equivalency certificate or apply for admission to an educational or training institution.

Participants have an opportunity to improve their math, language, social studies and science skills with an individualized learning program and will be expected to attend classes daily from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Clients will first write a GED pretest to assess their skill level.



This program is offered at 99 Regina St. S. in Room 112.

GED Testing

There will be an opportunity offered to write the GED test at 99 Regina St. S.

Next Steps

Once the pretest is marked the caseworker will be provided with a written assessment and clients will be notified by the instructor if their scores were high enough to be accepted into the program.

Child care subsidy can be arranged through the Region and a monthly travel and transportation allowance will be provided while attending the program.

Students are expected to call if they cannot attend the class and a monthly attendance sheet will be provided to the caseworker.

Once there are sufficient numbers the Independent Learning Centre will be contacted to arrange GED testing in Kitchener-Waterloo. The testing will be open to all OW clients, and if there are openings, to others in the community.

If you have questions about the course or wish to set an alternate date for a pretest, please contact Laureen Smith at or call 519-883-2101 ext 5801 and leave a message.