High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma

The High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma is your key to unlocking opportunities just like a traditional diploma. Pass the GED or HiSET tests, based on core high school subjects, and prove your mastery in reading, writing, social studies, science, and math. Courses are offered in person, as well as online.


Taking high school equivalency classes to prepare for the GED or HiSET exam offers a multitude of benefits that can significantly increase your chances of success. Our HSE classes provide a structured learning environment with experienced instructors who can guide you through the exam material. This is especially helpful if you haven't been in a traditional academic setting for a while or need extra support in specific areas.

Participation is open to individuals who:

  • Are a North Carolina resident
  • Are 18 years of age and older, or are 16-17 years old with parental consent
  • Complete a CCR Orientation Workshop with at least a ninth-grade high school level reading score on the TABE test
  • Have computer and internet access
  • Possess the ability to work independently

For further information, please call 919-536-7218, ext. 3003.


Durham and Orange County residents, this is your chance to earn your GED® or HiSET® diploma for free!   ConnectFunds covers the testing fee, making it easier than ever to earn your high school equivalency diploma and unlock new opportunities.
Here's how it works:

  1. Register online:

    • GED: Visit the GED website to create an account and register.
    • HiSET: Sign up or register for the test on the HiSET website.
  2. Take a practice test (this is required to receive a voucher):

    • GED: Achieve a minimum score of 140 on the online GED practice test ($24).
    • HiSET: Score "prepared" or "well-prepared" on the free HiSET practice test.
  3. Bring your practice test score (if applicable) and a valid photo ID to:

    • Durham Tech Testing Center: Wynn Center (Building 10), Room 10-300.
  4. Get your FREE test voucher!

    • Use the voucher to schedule your official GED or HiSET exam at the Testing Center.
    • All students should call the Testing Center to schedule an appointment to pick up vouchers.

Additional Information:

  • Minors (ages 16-17): Bring a signed and notarized CCR Parental Consent form (page 4 of CCR Minor's Application).
  • Special accommodations: Contact Pearson VUE (GED) or HiSET for scheduling.
  • Testing hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Contact: Durham Tech examiner at 919-536-7200, ext. 3206.

Bonus Tip: Check out the official GED and HiSET websites for study resources and practice questions to prepare for your exam!

Request an HSE Transcript

Transcripts or a copy of your GED® or HiSET® diploma can be obtained by contacting DiplomaSender who will fulfill all records requests for North Carolina High School Equivalency test takers.

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