Service introduces GED Marketplace; warns against scams
New online resource helps adult learners prepare for GED
SEPT. 10, 2012 -
GED Testing Service® (GEDTS) has announced the launch
GED MarketplaceTM, a safe and secure one-stop
shop for adult learners looking for alternative options to
complete their GED preparation.
Sometimes an adult who wants to take a GED®
preparation class cannot participate in the classroom
instruction on a consistent basis. Recently, adults ready to
make that commitment have been turned away from preparation
classes that have filled up quickly as more people hurry to
secure a seat before the GED exams change in 2013.
Recognizing this growing national trend and anticipating even
greater demand as the transition date approaches, GED
Marketplace provides prospective test-takers with an easy-to-use
online store offering materials to help adult learners with
basic skills programs and computer skills training.
The site provides a legitimate and reliable source for GED
preparation materials. Nearly half of all adults who take the
GED tests study on their own - outside of a traditional
classroom setting – often become targets of scams offering
alternate online GED tests and diplomas.
These scams were the subject of a TODAY Show
GED Marketplace also includes the official GED Practice Test
online. Although adults may practice online, the official GED
test must be taken in person at an official testing center.
HFM BOCES is an Official GED Testing Center. Preferential
seating at each GED test is made available to candidates who can
demonstrate readiness to pass the GED exam by presenting the
results of the Official GED Practice Test. Test are scheduled
for October, December, February, April and June in the 2012-2013
For more detailed information and eligibility information visit
the New York State Education Department’s GED Testing
To learn more about HFM BOCES GED preparation classes, contact
Adult Literacy and Corrections Education.
GED Testing Service and GED Marketplace are joint commercial
ventures of the American Council on Education and Pearson VUE,
and are not affiliated with HFM BOCES.
GED and GED Testing Services are registered trademarks of the
American Council on Education, and may not be used or reproduced
without the express written permission of the American Council
on Education. GED Marketplace is a trademark of American Council