Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Council on Postsecondary Education
Current Version of GED® Test to Expire

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, November 20, 2012  
Contact Information:  Sue Patrick
Cell: 502-330-6596

Kentucky Adult Education encourages adults to finish and pass before test deadline

Kentucky Adult Education announced that the current version of the GED® test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED® test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED® test on January 2, 2014.

The important point that Kentuckians need to know is this – people who have taken the 2002 Series GED® test, but have not passed all five parts, have only until December 18, 2013, to take the current test. If they do not pass all five parts by December 18, 2013, they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED® test. More than 16,000 Kentuckians have passed parts, but not all, of the current GED® test version.

“The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Reecie Stagnolia, vice president, Kentucky Adult Education. “We want to be sure everyone is aware of this deadline. GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires.”

Kentucky Adult Education offers free classes to help adults earn their GED®. To find an adult education center in your county, visit or call toll free (800) 928-7323. GED® testing information is also available at

A couple of important tips you should know about GED® testing in Kentucky before the end of 2013:

  • The last day to take the current version of the GED® test is December 18, 2013.
  • All GED® test-takers must first pass the Official GED Practice Test™, which is available at all local adult education programs.

“To anyone who has already started the GED test, your future is calling. By passing the GED test, you can answer that call,” said Randy Trask, president and CEO of GED® Testing Service. “You owe it to yourself. Don’t miss the chance to turn one small step into your next big opportunity in life.”


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Last Updated 11/20/2012