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IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENTS- PLEASE READ!

Reopening of Illinois High School Equivalency Testing Sites. 

The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) has announced the reopening of high school equivalency (HSE) testing centers in public-facing, private, and walk-in testing facilities beginning June 16, 2020. All test centers must follow the ICCB guidelines for safely reopening, available here.

Test takers can find additional information on each exam and testing policies here: https://www.iccb.org/adult_ed/illinois-high-school-equivalency/students-test-takers/

The ICCB is continuing to monitor the situation and will provide updates through our website:  www.iccb.org.  If you have any questions, please free to email us at: hse@illinois.gov.

 

 

Provisional Waiver for the Constitution Test Requirements.

Regional Offices of Education and local adult education programs offering the U.S. and Illinois State Constitution and Flag Test (“Constitution Test”) are also eligible to resume testing, following the ICCB guidelines for safely reopening available here.

A map of test centers known to be accepting appointments for the Constitution Test is located here. Candidates needing to complete the Constitution Test may also contact their local Regional Office of Education for information about testing in their region. Cook County residents can find information on taking the Constitution Test in the Cook County region on the Cook County website.

During the period of time in which testing for the Constitution Test may be limited, the ICCB has extended its provisional waiver of the Constitution Test requirement. Test takers who have already completed and passed their GED®, HiSET®, or TASC™ exam, but are unable to complete the Constitution Test requirement, may request a copy of the provisional waiver from their Regional Office of Education through January 31, 2021. After receiving a provisional waiver, high school equivalency candidates have through April 30, 2021 to complete the Constitution Test requirement and receive their Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate. Candidates are strongly encouraged to complete the Constitution Test requirement as soon as possible in order to obtain their Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate.

Test-Takers should contact the Regional Office of Education where their exam was taken for a copy of this provisional waiver.  To locate the appropriate office, click on the following link: http://iccbdbsrv.iccb.org/roesearch/citysearch.cfm.

Test takers in the Cook County area should contact the Cook County High School Equivalency Records Office at customerservice@cookcountyhse.org.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ICCB at: hse@illinois.gov.

 

The Cook County High School Equivalency Records Office reopened on Monday, June 20, 2016 in our new location at the Chicago Loop office of the Illinois Community College Board.  Our new address is:

Illinois Community College Board
James R. Thompson Center
100 W Randolph St, Ste 2-010
Chicago, IL 60601
ATTN:  Cook County High School Equivalency Records Office

Our regular office hours will be 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, closed for lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

The Cook County High School Equivalency Records Office can be reached by phone at 312-814-4488 or by email at customerservice@cookcountyhse.org.

We appreciate your patience as we make this transition, and we appreciate your continued support of Cook County High School Equivalency.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Illinois Community College Board has approved two high school equivalency (HSE) exams for use in the State of Illinois. The GED® and HiSET® exams are both currently available in Illinois.

During 2016-2020, a third testing option, the TASC™ exam, was also available in the State of Illinois. As of January 1, 2021, the TASC™ exam is no longer offered within the State of Illinois.

If you are a TASC™ candidate who completed and passed all sections of the TASC™ test, your high school equivalency credential remains valid. If you are a TASC™ test taker who did not complete and pass all five sections of the TASC™ exam, you must start over with an alternate exam (GED® or HiSET®). Scores from the TASC™ exam cannot be combined with scores from the GED® or HiSET® exams.

If you have any questions regarding the discontinuation of the TASC™ test in Illinois, you may contact the Illinois Community College Board at hse@illinois.gov or the TASC Test Help Desk at TASCTestHelpdesk@datarecognitioncorp.com.

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CLOSED DATES

New Year’s Day
Friday, January 1, 2021

Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Monday, January 18, 2021

President's Day
Monday, February 15, 2021

Memorial Day
Monday, May 31, 2021

Independence Day
Monday, July 5, 2021

Labor Day
Monday, September 6, 2021

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Friday, November 26, 2021

Christmas Holiday
Thursday, December 23, 2021 – office closes at 12 p.m.

Friday, December 24, 2021

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT- PLEASE READ!

Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on Illinois residents, the Cook County HSE Records Office is closed and staff are working remotely. Staff are available to assist you with questions related to high school equivalency records (transcript and certificates) by emailing customerservice@cookcountyhse.org. 

For questions related to high school equivalency testing options, please email the Illinois Community College Board at ihse@illinois.gov.

IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT- PLEASE READ!

Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on Illinois residents, the Cook County HSE Records Office is closed and staff are working remotely. Staff are available to assist you with questions related to high school equivalency records (transcript and certificates) by emailing customerservice@cookcountyhse.org. 

For questions related to high school equivalency testing options, please email the Illinois Community College Board at ihse@illinois.gov.