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Wisconsin GED and HSED Program

Big improvements are coming to the GED and HSED Program!

The Public Lookup system was recently released to help individuals, employers, and schools verify the receipt of GED or HSED. Public GED/HSED

For those who earned a GED or HSED after 2014, we are in the process of digitizing all 150,000 paper records for easy access and to help cut down on request times. Completion of the digitization process is estimated to be completed in July of 2024.

In addition, we are also working on updating:

  • GED and HSED database
  • Communication and contact systems
  • Transcript and diploma request portal

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our program.

-The GED and HSED Program Staff

GED and HSED Purpose

Wisconsin's High School Equivalency Program, administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), oversees the GED® test preparation, instruction, and testing process in Wisconsin. The GED® program provides individuals with an opportunity to earn a GED® test credential. In addition to the GED® test credential, the DPI also oversees the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) programs. Earning a GED® test credential or an HSED can help individuals improve their chances to find work, increase earnings, and pursue additional education through technical colleges, universities, or training programs.

The DPI works in partnership with GED Testing Service, the Wisconsin Technical College System, and other state, community, county, and local partners to support instruction as well as GED® test preparation and testing to Wisconsinites across the state. The DPI provides leadership, technical assistance, training, professional development, and guidance. In addition, we are the credentialing agency, providing diplomas, transcripts, and verifications of high school equivalency completion.

For information on programs for youth age 17 to 18.5, see Contracting with Technical Colleges, Challenge Academy, and GED Option #2 available at Alternative Education