November 23, 2017

ABLE/GED Testing


Welcome to the Ashtabula County Technical & Career Center (A-Tech) ABLE/GED® Information page.


The Ashtabula County Adult Basic & Literacy Education (ABLE) Program offers FREE

  • basic skills, GED preparation and transition to adult ed/college classes,
  • day and evening classes at sites throughout Ashtabula County,
  • help to improve your math, reading or writing skills for work or to help with your child’s homework,
  • classes to learn to speak, read and write English.

Click here to learn more about Ashtabula County ABLE’s FREE classes, how to find an ABLE Adult Learning Center near you and tips on how to “Stay on Track” to achieve your goals.


The Ashtabula County Technical & Career Center offers services to adults that can assist you in your pursuit of a better job, greater income potential and ultimately a better life for you and your family. 


A-Tech’s Workforce Development Office offers adults a wide variety of industrial, technical, business office and health care training programs designed to meet the needs of both students and area businesses.


Complete an Application for Information to receive information on our courses, nationally-recognized certifications, college credits, financial aid and our application process.

  • Our on-line catalog click here provides a wealth of information on our courses, certifications, financial aid, and our application process.


A-Tech’s Workforce Development Guidance Counselor is also ready to provide you with career and educational counseling and will help you to evaluate your abilities, interest, talents and personality to develop realistic career goals.  Please contact Jim Pildner at 440.576.6015 ext. 1077 or email him at


A-Tech is also proud to be a part of Ashtabula County’s One-Stop System. 

We are a 12-year partner at the OhioMeansJobs-Ashtabula County one-stop at 2247 Lake Avenue in Ashtabula and we work closely with the Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services to offer adult students access to  WIA funding, job search assistance and support services.


State-Wide Career Services

There are many other services available to assist you with a job search, researching a career field, financial aid, transitioning to adult education/college and much more:


O*Net Career Pathways:

Ohio Department of Education:

Ohio Board of Regents:



If you are in need of an Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma

Special Services, Information, Practice Tests & Applications are available at ALL ABLE Adult Learning Centers.  The Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus is the only Official GED® Testing Center in Ashtabula County.  Applications & authorization must be completed before scheduling the test. 

Practice GED Test Fee $6.00 per section)
Official GED Test Fee $120.00 ($30.00 per section)


When you are ready to take the Official GED® Test, here are some things that you should keep in mind:
  1. You can ONLY sign up for the Official GED® Test by going to and completing an official GED application.  PLEASE do not be fooled by FAKE on-line tests.  ONLY go to (put this in your address bar, not the search bar) to sign up.You will need an active e-mail address to sign up.  If you do not have an e-mail address, consider going to free e-mail services such as yahoo, g-mail, hotmail, or to create one.  (NOTE: A-Tech does not endorse any of these or any other e-mail service provider(s).  We only list these as a convenience for you).  Be sure to write the e-mail address and password down, keep it somewhere safe and where it can easily be found.
  2. There are four (4) parts to the GED Test: Social Studies, Science, Mathematical Reasoning and Reasoning through Language Arts.  The Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts sections of the test require long and short extended answers (essays).
  3. You are able to take one section of the test at a time if you so choose.  We recommend that you consider taking no more than two sections at a time in order to give yourself the proper opportunity to be fully prepared and ready.  You may wish to consider taking Math and Science together and Language Arts and Social Studies together.
  4. Unlike the former GED test, the new version requires general background knowledge and vocabulary in each of the four areas.  We highly recommend ABLE’s FREE GED Prep classes to help you to be fully prepared for the test as well as for adult education, college and/or the job market.
  5. Computer skills will be essential to being successful on the test.  You will be required to highlight and drag information, select answers in drop-down menus, click on ‘hot spots’ to show answers and to type and edit essays/extended answers.
  6. The cost for each of the four (4) sections of the test is $30 or $120 for the entire test.  The State of Ohio GED® Voucher System is providing all first-time applicants in Ohio with an $80 voucher to help defray the cost of the test.  When you complete your application at and it is time for you to make a PAYMENT, you will be asked if you wish to participate in Ohio’s $80 Voucher System or not.  If you do not, the entire cost of the test is yours to bear.  If you wish to receive the $80 Voucher, there are a few steps to follow and you will receive your voucher by e-mail with-in 3 business days.
  7. The Official GED® Test now provides successful test-takers with two (2) possible certificates.  One is the basic High School Equivalence Diploma which shows that you have the same educational skills, abilities and knowledge as a graduation high school student.  The other is an equivalence Diploma with an advanced “college-ready” certificate or GED with Honors, that shows that you are ready for college and/or adult education classes.
  8. PLEASE DO NOT be fooled by on-line website scams that try to trick you into paying for unrecognized, and phony GED’s.  The Official GED® Test can ONLY be taken at an Official GED® Testing Center.  The Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus is the only Official GED® Testing Center in Ashtabula County.


GED® Test Voucher

The Ohio Department of Education has made an $80 ($20 per test section) voucher available to all 2014 first-time test-takers in Ohio. If you are interested in receiving the Ohio $80 GED® Test Voucher, you must start by completing an application at


If you have already completed an official GED test application then complete the Voucher Application. You will receive an e-mail within three (3) business days with your voucher number and other important information.  Please be sure to keep that e-mail safe and secure until you complete your application process!

If the link above does not work, please call the ABLE office at 440-576-5599 to receive your voucher.



If you have any questions on the Ohio $80 GED® Voucher process or would like more information on the Official GED® Test, ABLE Classes, or A-Tech’s Adult Education Training Programs, please contact Becky Harvey in the A-Tech ABLE Office by…

  • E-mailing her at   Please be sure to include in the e-mail your full name, address, a phone number and your information request,
  • Calling her at 440.576.6015 ext. 1057 or 440.576.5599 or
  • Mailing a letter to A-Tech ABLE Program, 1565 State Route 167, Jefferson, Ohio 44047


The Ashtabula County Technical & Career Center does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.