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GED/HSED Credential Verifications

How to Verify a GED/HSED Credential

This service is ONLY for 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 email a request to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Here are the key steps:

The request must come from an official business email and send it to  The request must contain the following information:

  • Candidate's name (or names) at time of testing.
  • Candidate's full date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
  • Last four digits of the 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 back the following confirmation depending on the information provided:

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

Every attempt will be made to complete verifications within 20 business days of receipt. We do not provide credential verifications over the phone.

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