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Special Accommodations for GED Testing


Every GED candidate should have a fair opportunity to demonstrate his or her knowledge and skills under appropriate test conditions. Some candidates, because of physical, emotional, or learning disabilities, may not have equal access to the GED Tests when given under standard testing conditions. For examinees with documented disabilities, accommodations are a way to make the GED Tests equally accessible.

A candidate who believes he or she qualifies for accommodations should contact the GED Examiner at the Testing Center where he/she plans to test. The Examiner can provide guidance and the appropriate forms for requesting accommodations. More information about applying for accommodations is given below:

Physical/Chronic Health Disabilities

Definition: a documented condition such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or blindness that severely limits the candidate's ability to perform the essential skills required to take the GED Tests.

Documentation: Verification of a medical disability and needed reasonable accommodations can be made using Form PCH which can be provided by the GED Examiner. This form must be signed by the medical doctor who certifies the medical condition.

Process: Submit Form PCH to your local GED Examiner. The Examiner will review the form and send it to the New Hampshire GED Administrator. Approval by the GED Administrator is required before accommodations can be provided.

Emotional Disabilities

Definition: an emotional or psychological disability which is a condition defined in DSM-IV, such as schizophrenia, major depression, etc.

Documentation: Most verifications of an emotional disability and the needed reasonable accommodations can be made using Form EMH provided by the GED Examiner. This form must be signed by the professional who certifies the emotional or psychological condition.

Process: Submit Form EMH to your local GED Examiner. The Examiner will review the form and send it to the New Hampshire GED Administrator. Approval by the GED Administrator is required before accommodations can be provided.

Specific Learning Disabilities

Definition: a documented reading disability, math disability, written language disability, or other specific learning disability.

Documentation: Use Form LD, which can be provided by the GED Examiner. A certifying advocate must provide information about the results of specific tests and evidence of a diagnosis of learning disabilities.

Process: Submit the completed Form LD to your local GED Examiner. The Examiner will review the form and send it to the New Hampshire GED Administrator. Approval by the GED Administrator is required before accommodations can be provided.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Definition: documented attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity

Documentation: Use Form ADD/ADHD, which can be provided by the GED Examiner. A professional diagnostician must also attach a letter confirming ADD/ADHD.

Process: Submit the completed Form ADD/ADHD to your local GED Examiner. The Examiner will review the form and send it to the New Hampshire GED Administrator. Approval by the GED Administrator is required before accommodations can be provided.


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