The GED Tests are a way to obtain an Alberta Education High School Equivalency Diploma. These exams not only cover each subject area, but also test a person's skills at communicating, processing information, problem solving, and critical thinking.
The GED Tests are open to all Alberta residents who are 18 years of age or older, who have been out of school for at least 10 consecutive months, and who do not have an Alberta High School Diploma. The tests have one main purpose - to certify a high school level of academic knowledge and skills. Additional upgrading of high school courses may be required for students entering some post-secondary programs.