For adults who require a credential as proof of high school level knowledge. 

GED® Replacement Coming Summer 2024 

As of May 3, 2024, the General Education Development (GED®) high school equivalency program is no longer available in Canada. The new Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC) is replacing the GED®.
This new credential will be available in English and French, to provide a high quality, made-in-Canada education qualification as a replacement for the GED®.  

The CAEC is for adults who do not have a high school diploma but need an education credential to open new doors to educational, training or employment opportunities. As with the GED®, Ontario candidates who successfully complete the CAEC will get an Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate. 
You will be able to register for the CAEC through TVO ILC starting in Summer 2024. More information will be posted here as it becomes available. 

Learn more about other pathways to learn or get qualifications as an adult.

GED® Credentials and Credits

The GED® continues to be a recognized credential. If you have previously passed the 5 GED® test subjects, your credential remains valid. If you completed some of the 5 GED® test subjects, the CAEC will accept successfully completed GED® test subjects in place of the associated CAEC test subjects until May 2027. 

If you need information about your previous GED® assessment, please email