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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.

HSE testing vendors (GED®, HiSET®, and TASC™) are working to reactivate Illinois test sites. Once reactivated, test sites will be able to set or adjust their current testing schedules. This process will be happening throughout the week of June 15-19. To determine if a test site has reopened near you, please utilize each respective vendor’s website for registration and scheduling:

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:  ilhseiccb@iccb.state.il.us.

 

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 September 2020. After receiving a provisional waiver, high school equivalency candidates have through December 2020 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:  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.

CLOSED DATES

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

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 ilhseiccb@iccb.state.il.us.

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 ilhseiccb@iccb.state.il.us.