The Temporary Closure of All Illinois High School Equivalency Testing Centers has been extended through May 31, 2020. 

To reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Illinois Shelter in Place directive given by Governor Pritzker through Executive Order 2020-10 has been extended through May 31, 2020. The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) will follow this directive and will continue the closure of all Illinois High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing Centers including public-facing, private and walk-in testing facilities.

ICCB staff is available remotely to answer test-taker questions, handle education and employment verifications as well as to process other requests, within our capability.  Most of these requests are handled through the Regional Office of Education (ROE). Test-takers can access official records through the ROE offices throughout the state.  Locate the ROE office in your area at:  http://iccbdbsrv.iccb.org/roesearch/citysearch.cfm. Additional information is located on our website at:  https://www.iccb.org/adult_ed/illinois-high-school-equivalency/ or Cook County at: http://www.cookcountyhse.org/.

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:  ilhseiccb@iccb.state.il.us.


Provisional Waiver for the Constitution Test Requirements

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) has temporarily postponed the administration of the U.S. and Illinois State Constitution and the Flag Test (“Constitution Test”) through May 31, 2020. To receive a High School Equivalency (HSE) Certificate in Illinois, candidates are required to complete and pass one of the three approved vendor HSE exams (GED®, HiSET®, or TASC™) as well as the Constitution Test. During the period of time in which testing is unavailable for the Constitution Test, to avoid undue hardship on test takers who have already completed their GED®, HiSET®, or TASC™ exam, the ICCB has instituted a provisional waiver of the Constitution Test requirement.

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

For the Cook County High School Equivalency Records Office:  http://www.cookcountyhse.org/.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at:  ilhseiccb@iccb.state.il.us.



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: Now there are three High School Equivalency (HSE) test in Illinois. GED® test, HiSET Exams and TASC Test are all currently available in Illinois.

www.ged.com hiset.ets.org www.tasctest.com/


Click on a link below or a menu item above for more details.


GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE). They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.


Christmas Eve Day
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - office closes at 12 noon.

Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year’s Day Eve
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 – office closes at 11 am

New Year’s Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Monday, January 20, 2020

Lincoln’s Birthday
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - office closes at 3:00 pm

President's Day
Monday, February 17, 2020

Memorial Day
Monday, May 25, 2020

Independence Day
Friday, July 3, 2020

Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2020

Columbus Day
Monday, October 12, 2020

Veteran's Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - office closes at 3:00 pm

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020

Christmas Eve Day
Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2020


Cook County High School Equivalency Records Office is closed through May 31, 2020. Staff are available by emailing customerservice@cookcountyhse.org or ilhseiccb@iccb.state.il.us.