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West Virginia Department of Education

Adult Education

Adult Education provides programs to help adult learners be literate, productive, and successful in the workplace, home, and community. Students typically enroll in adult education programs to gain skills needed to obtain a job, advance in their current job, or enter a new career field. The core academics include reading, mathematics, English, and computer skills.
(Read more information about Adult Education)

What services are offered?

  • High School Equivalency Diploma (Formerly GED)
    West Virginia uses the TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion™ (TASC) to demonstrate the attainment of skills equivalent to those at the high school completion level.
    (read more about TASC)
  • Career and College Exploration
    Headed2 Career Simulator© is an online system to explore occupations and career pathways that best fit your interests, skills, and work preferences for your future college and career planning.
    (view more student resources)
  • Distance Education Distance Education via the Internet is available in limited areas. Call the Adult Education Hotline at 1-800-642-2670 to find the nearest adult learning center in your area that offers distance learning opportunities.

Who is eligible?

All candidates must be at least 16 years old to be admitted to TASC™ testing. West Virginia does not have a residency requirement, but if you take the TASC™ test here, your diploma will be issued as a State of West Virginia High School Equivalency Diploma. West Virginia honors TASC™ test scores from other states.

How do I apply?

Call the Adult Education Hotline at 1-800-642-2670, or contact a TASC center (see map of TASC test locations).

West Virginia Adult Education

Who is eligible?

All candidates must be at least 16 years old to be admitted to TASC™ testing. West Virginia does not have a residency requirement, but if you take the TASC™ test here, your diploma will be issued as a State of West Virginia High School Equivalency Diploma. West Virginia honors TASC™ test scores from other states.

How do I apply?

Call the Adult Education Hotline at 1-800-642-2670, or contact a TASC center (see map).