How do you verify a GED?
GED verifications go through the Department of Education in the state where the applicant obtained the GED. To verify a GED, an applicant’s date of birth, name used when the GED was obtained, and the date they obtained the GED (at least the year) is needed. The applicant may tell you where they tested (an educational institution) for the GED, not who they received the GED from. Only the State Department of Education will be able to verify a GED.
Since all GEDs are processed through the Department of Education in the state the applicant tested, there is often times a fee associated with processing GEDs. Some Departments of Education also require that this fee be paid by check, which you will physically need to mail. The Arizona Department of Education, for example, requires you to mail in a check with the verification request, which can take 3-5 business days, then call to follow up on the verification to obtain the needed information. This can cause delays in the turnaround time due to the time it takes for the Department of Education to receive the request and for them to process it.
When verifying a diploma or degree obtained from a high school or college, the institution name and location is needed. If there are multiple locations for the school, the specific location is needed.
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