High School Equivalency Testing Centers

How to Become an Approved Missouri HSE Testing Center

Per Missouri Rule 5 CSR 20-200.310 Administration of High School Equivalence Program, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approves testing centers to administer any State Board-approved high school equivalency (HSE) examination based on geographic need and testing volume. 

Prior to administration of any HSE exam, testing centers must first be approved by the Department and must also meet the requirements of the test publisher for any HSE exams the testing center selects (e.g., the GED® or HiSET®). Follow these steps to become approved to administer HSE exams:

  1. Complete the Missouri HSE Testing Center Application and submit site photos: The Department approves and determines need for a new testing site based on geographic location and testing volume in the region. 
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  2. Apply with the test publisher: After your application with the Department has been approved, choose which HSE exam(s) you want to provide and begin the application process with the test publisher. The individual test publishers determine the ability of a testing center to meet all requirements to administer the selected HSE exam. Requirements vary by test publisher.
  3. Begin testing! Once you have met all the requirements of the test publisher, you are ready to begin administering your HSE exam(s)!