High School Equivalency certificate

The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Community College Board have authorized three different tests to meet the high school equivalency requirements.

Tests include:

  • General Education Development (GED)
  • High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)
  • Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)

Illinois State law requires taking and passing an Illinois State Constitution test in order to receive a High School equivalency certificate.

The testing location is Kankakee Community College (815-802-8300).

Records for Iroquois and Kankakee Counties are kept at the Regional Office of Education. A High School Equivalency transcript or certificate may be requested and picked up in person at 1 Stuart Drive, Kankakee, IL (map). Transcript & certificate fees must be paid with cash or money order. The Regional Office does not accept personal checks or credit/debit cards.

What's the difference between a transcript and certificate?

A transcript shows the scores for each segment of the test. Colleges and many employers require these documents to be “official” which means the document is in a sealed envelope with an official seal on the envelope.

A certificate is the diploma handed out upon completion of a High School program.


Transcripts: $10
Certificate $10
Add $1.00 for mailed transcripts and certificates

To receive your documents, you must download, fill out and mail in this form with payment. Electronic or verbal requests can not be processed.