GED Testing at the PAA

The Polish American Association is now a certified GED Testing Center!  Any Illinois resident may take any of the required GED subtests at our Southside location (6276 S. Archer Ave.) on Thursdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm.  Sign up for your test at or call 877-392-6433.  Be sure to use code ILSAVE when you register in order to take your tests for free. For more information, please visit

Once you have completed all of the GED subtests, and want your Illinois High School Equivalency (HSE) Certificate, please do the following: 

  • You need to take and pass the U.S. and Illinois State Constitution and Flag requirement: Taken together, 4 completed and passed GED tests and the Constitution requirement enable you to receive your HSE Certificate.
  • Contact your Regional Office of Education (ROE) in order to request your HSE Certificate. For Cook Country residents, that is the Cook Country HSE Records Office:

    Cook County
    555 W Monroe St Fl 6 Ste 600-S
    Chicago, IL 60661
    Phone: 312-814-4488
    Fax: 312-814-8993
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  • If you live in a county other than Cook County, you can find your ROE here: