To report a fraudulent test, go to www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/test-fraud
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - The GED is an international test meant to tell the world you have completed high school curriculum standards.
"We have people in here literally every week that paid money to get some kind of certificate that is not accredited."
Kathryn Hardman runs the Adult Education and Literacy Center in Laurel county. Hardman says people are willing to pay out hundreds of dollars to avoid taking the state issued test. She says they think they're skirting the system but instead, they've been scammed.
"I've heard people spend 2,3,4 hundred dollars, and what they have is a worthless piece of paper."
The actual test generally costs about 60 dollars and takes about eight hours to complete.
"If you're getting a test that's one to two hours, that's not the test."
In fact, any GED test administered on line is not the test, according to Jacquiline Korengel, a GED state administrator. She says if it's online, short and simple, you're dealing with a fraudulent test.
"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," Korengel said.