The Sangamon Menard County Regional Office of Education is approved by Pearson VUE to offer General Education Development (GED®) Testing for individuals who have not earned a high school diploma. Upon successfully completing each content area of the GED® and the United States and Illinois constitution requirements, candidates will be awarded the Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate, which may be needed for college admissions, employment/promotion, or induction into the armed service.


Candidates will need to begin the process by registering through the MyGED® portal at


The cost to take the GED® Test is $30 for each content area.  Testing fees must be paid at the time of registration through  Our office does not accept registration payments; the only payment option is through the registration. 

Testing Lab

Our testing lab is open on the following days: 

  • Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

GED Transcript Payment

GED Payments


If an individual has a documented learning, physical or emotional disability they may  qualify for accommodations for test administration. For additional information visit


Preparation classes for the GED® Test are offered at our local adult education Programs.

  • Lawrence Education Center (217) 525-3144
  • Lincoln Land Community College (217) 786-2200

Study materials and practice tests are also available through the MyGED® portal at

Constitution Requirements

The Illinois State Constitution Test Requirement Returns

As of July 1, 2022, the Constitution requirement for awarding the Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate returns. It was previously suspended due to the COVID-19 virus and the limited access to testing. In order to complete the requirement, a test-taker will only need to complete the new State of Illinois Constitution Module.

The new online Illinois Constitution Module (Constitution Module) is available beginning July 1 at It is estimated it will take two hours for a student to complete. It is available for HSE candidates to take independently and does not require proctoring at a testing center. Testing Centers will no longer offer the previous Constitution Test. After completion of the Constitution Module, completers will be asked to provide information about themselves that will be used to match the completion with HSE records in the Illinois High School Equivalency Portal. Completers will also be able to print or download a certificate showing the completion.


Certificate and Transcripts


  1. Click on the "GED Request Form" in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
  2. Click "download" and download the fillable PDF.
  3. Submit the completed form along with a copy of a valid, state or government-issued ID, and payment to:
    1. Email:
    2. Fax: 217.535.3166
    3. Mail: 2201 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

Payments must be submitted through the PayPal link directly to the right of the GED Verification Form (yellow icon) OR through a check or money order mailed to 2201 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703.  If mailing a payment, please indicate the student's name on the form of payment in the memo line.

It is the policy of the Sangamon Menard Regional Office of Education #51 that we are unable to accept any outside requests/forms.  Only our form, which can be found at the top right corner of this page, will be accepted.  We are also unable to process any request that does not have a copy of a state or government-issued photo ID attached.  Failure to submit the proper required forms and ID will result in our inability to process your request.