For the steps you will need to follow to get started, see HiSET registration steps. In order to take HiSET, the first thing you must to do is register with the Educational Testing Service.

  • Go to the web site at Para información en Español, cliquea aquí
  • Click on the button For Test Takers. This will take you to the page where you will create a Test Taker account.
  • You will need to have an e-mail address.
  • You must enter your name exactly as it appears on your government-issued picture ID (driver’s license, California ID, passport). If you have questions about acceptable forms of identification, see HiSET ID requirements.
  • Search for authorized HiSET test centers at the Find Test Center page.
  • If you plan to take the tests at our center, do not pay online. You will pay your test fees directly to our center.


After you have created your HiSET Test Taker account, you can register to take the HiSET tests. To schedule a test, you will need:

  • Your valid, government-issued picture ID, showing your name and date of birth exactly as they appear on your HiSET account.
  • Your Test Taker ID – the number you receive from Educational Testing Service when you create your account on the web site.
  • The test fee of $120 – cash or credit card only (we do not accept personal checks). This fee will entitle you to take each of the five tests one time within twelve months from the date of your first test appointment, and it includes the cost of the state-issued California High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • Re-tests: You can take two re-tests in any subject within a 12 month period from the date of your first test appointment (that is, before the battery expiration date on your account). The fee for these first two re-tests is $10. After the battery expiration date, you may re-take a test three times within the next 12 month period, and the fee for the first re-take will be $25.