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Earn your high school equivalency certificate (GED)

What is the GED?

The General Education Development (GED) certificate is recognized across Canada as proof of having high school-level knowledge and skills. It is sometimes called the Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate. You obtain the GED 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 GED in place of a high school certificate.

How we help you prepare

At PTP, we help prepare you to write the GED through our free upgrading programs. Instructors work with you on GED-related material and our staff offer counselling and guidance on your pathway to GED. If you are not sure what your options are, contact us to talk about what you can expect from our program.

Start dates, program costs, and taking the test

At both locations, classes are ongoing, so you can start at any time. The classes are free; our program is funded by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. When you are ready, you can apply to write the GED tests at an Independent Learning Centre test site. We do not do the testing or give certificates. Our staff will guide you to the next steps.

Choose from online or hybrid classes


All of your classes will be online and you will study at home.

  • Live classes online with an instructor
  • Four days a week (Mon to Wed, Fri)
  • From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Topics covered: reading comprehension, essay writing, math, science, and social studies

Ask about online

Interested in online classes? Fill out the form below and our staff will be in touch with you soon:

    Online and in-person

    The hybrid option is run out of our east location at 815 Danforth Avenue. You will have one class at home and two classes in-person at this location.

    • Mondays: : live classes online with an instructor
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays: in-person
    • From 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Topics covered: English and math

    Ask about hybrid

    Prefer a mix of online and in-person classes? Fill out the form below and our staff will be in touch with you soon:

      Who is Eligible?
      • This program is available to Ontario residents who are 18 years of age or older and have been out of full-time high school for at least one year.

      Ready to take this important next step on your career path? Please call us for more information, or to register for our GED Readiness Assessment!