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Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC)

GED replaced by CAEC

As of May 2024, the new Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC) replaces the GED in Canada. See the links below for more information:

What is the CAEC?

The CAEC will be recognized as proof of having high school-level knowledge and skills. When you complete the CAEC, you will get an Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate.

You obtain the CAEC by taking five standardized tests in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science. The tests are administered by a trained provider and the Ontario Ministry of Education issues you a certificate. Depending on the program or job requirements, a college, university, or employer may accept the CAEC in place of a high school certificate.

How we help you prepare

At PTP, we can help you develop the skills you’ll need to write the CAEC through our free upgrading programs. Instructors will work with you on CAEC-related material and our staff offer counselling and guidance on your pathway to high school equivalency. If you are not sure what your options are, contact us to talk about what you can expect from our program.


  • Free program

Location and time

Choose from online-only or hybrid options. You always have a live teacher in all your classes.

After your intake assessment, we decide together on your class schedule. You can expect classes to be:

  • All online
  • Held three to four times a week
  • Between one to three hours per day
  • Five hours per week in total


  • You take both online and in-person classes
  • Four times a week from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm.
  • In-person at 815 Danforth Ave on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Online on Wednesdays and Thursdays


You can take part if you:

  • have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • are 18 or older
  • have grade 12 or less
  • currently living in Ontario

Contact us

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