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GED/HSED Credential Verifications

How to Verify a GED/HSED Credential

Employers, colleges, and universities who only need to verify that a candidate has a GED or HSED from Wisconsin and the date of issuance (without obtaining certified test scores, transcripts, or credentials) may fax a request to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Here are the key steps:

Email request to or Fax request to (608) 267-9275.  The request may be on one sheet of paper and must contain the following information:

  • Candidate's name (or names) at time of testing.
  • Candidate's full date of birth
  • Last four digits of candidate's social security number (due to policy changes, full social security numbers will no longer be accepted)
  • Approximate (or actual) year when tests were taken (if known)
  • Location of testing (if known)
  • Confirmation that you have a signed release on file from the candidate.

We will email or fax back confirmation of the following:

  • Record that a GED or HSED was issued and the date, or
  • Confirmation that we have no record given the information provided,
  • Indication that the candidate must contact our office to clear up discrepancies.

Every attempt will be made to complete verifications within 2 business days of receipt.  At this time, phone verifications are not possible.

If a certified transcript or duplicate credential is needed, please go to: GED/HSED Transcripts & Credentials


GED/HSED Administration
Toll-free: (800) 768-8886


For questions about this information, contact GED/HSED Admin