Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Chapter 589
Rule Caption: GED Fees
Adm. Order No.: DCCWD 5-2013
Filed with Sec. of State: 9-20-2013
Certified to be Effective: 9-20-13
Notice Publication Date: 7-1-2013
Rules Amended: 589-007-0500
Rules Repealed: 589-007-0500(T)
Subject: In 2014, the General Educational Development (GED) test will transition from paper-based testing (PBT) to computer-based testing (CBT). In anticipation of this change, several Oregon GED testing centers have already transitioned to computer-based testing. The current rule addresses PBT testing information only. The Department is amending its current rule to coincide with the revised CBT testing process and new fee structure.
Rules Coordinator: Linda Hutchins—(503) 947-2456
State GED Fees
The State Board of Education authorizes the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD) to charge the following fees for the General Educational Development tests:
(1) For paper-based GED tests through December 31, 2013:
(a) All persons taking the GED tests shall be required to pay a $35 state administration fee at the time they begin testing;
(b) Persons seeking a GED equivalency certificate shall be issued that certification upon verification that the state fee has been paid and the requirements of OAR 589-007-0400 have been met;
(c) The $35 state fee shall cover the cost of state administration for each test-taker until the transition to a new GED test which will occur on January 1, 2014.
(2) For computer-based GED tests through December 31, 2013:
(a) All persons taking the GED tests shall be required to pay a $7 state administration fee for each of five subtests that comprise the GED test and any retaken tests;
(b) State fees will be collected by GEDTS at the time a GED candidate registers online for the GED tests and will be distributed to CCWD on a monthly basis;
(c) A GED high school equivalency certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the five subtests.
(3) For computer-based GED tests beginning on January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015:
(a) All persons taking the GED tests shall be required to pay a $8 state administration fee for each of four subtests that comprise the GED tests and any retaken tests;
(b) State fees will be collected by GED Testing Service at the time a GED candidate registers online for GED tests and will be distributed to CCWD on a monthly basis;
(c) A GED high school equivalency certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the four subtests.
(d) Effective January 1, 2014, the state retaken test fee of $8 will be waived for up to two retaken tests per failed content area provided the retaken tests occur within 12 calendar months.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051 & 326.550
Stats. Implemented: ORS 192.440 & 326.550
Hist.: 1EB 130, f. 5-5-72, ef. 10-15-72; 1EB 258, f. 1-31-77, ef. 2-1-77; 1EB 6-1984(Temp), f. & ef. 3-7-84; 1EB 10-1984, f. & ef. 4-13-84; EB 12-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-91; Renumbered from 581-046-0005; ODE 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 1-26-01; DCCWD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-01, Renumbered from 581-041-0011; DCCWD 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 7-6-09; DCCWD 1-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-31-13 thru 11-27-13; DCCWD 5-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-13
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