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State of Illinois High School Diploma - Transcripts & Certificates (High School Equivalency/GED)
State of Illinois High School Diploma Transcripts or Certificate Contact Information
Lake County Regional Office of Education
Jennifer Ochsner, 847-223-3400 x 239

If you would like to book an in-person appointment to pick up your transcript/certificate, please click here.

On June 24, 2022, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law Public Act 102-1100 changing the name of the Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate to the State of Illinois High School Diploma.

T
he change is effective January 1, 2023. This change recognizes the value of high school equivalency completion and will aid Illinois  graduates in establishing reciprocity with educational requirements in other states.

No action is required for those who currently hold a High School Equivalency credential. The credential itself remains valid. Any printed copies of their certificate or transcript remain valid. Persons wishing to receive new copies to reflect the updated language may do so, though it is not necessary,


If you need your certificate and/or transcript mailed to you, please email Jennifer Ochsner with your full date of birth, name at time of testing, approximate year of testing and the last 4 of your social security number. Once received a member of our staff will reach out with further instructions. Please note we cannot email any documents to either you or directly to a university.

If you tested with the US Military or Federal Bureau of Prisons, your record is Federal Jurisdiction. Please visit https://ged.com/transcripts/ for more information. You will need to change your Area of Testing to "Military" or "Federal Bureau of Prisons" located at the bottom of the drop down menu.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  Now there are three State of Illinois High School Diploma tests in Illinois.  GED test, HiSET Exam and TASC Test are all currently available in Illinois.
Illinois and Federal Constitution Test for State of Illinois High School Diploma Completion

As of July 1, 2022, the Constitution requirement for awarding the State of Illinois High School Diploma returns. It was previously suspended due to the COVID-19 virus and the limited access to testing. In order to complete the requirement, a test-taker will only need to complete the new State of Illinois Constitution Module.

The new online Illinois Constitution Module (Constitution Module) is available beginning July 1.  It is estimated it will take two hours for a student to complete. It is available for State of Illinois High School Diploma candidates to take independently and does not require proctoring at a testing center. Testing Centers will no longer offer the previous Constitution Test. After completion of the Constitution Module, completers will be asked to provide information about themselves that will be used to match the completion with HSE records in the Illinois High School Equivalency Portal. Completers will also be able to print or download a certificate showing the completion.

 

A student who completed the previous Constitution Test or can demonstrate passing the Constitution Test in high school does not need to complete the Constitution Module.

The suspension of the Constitution Test requirement between February 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 means:

Anyone who completed and passed an ICCB-approved high school equivalency exam (GED® or HiSET®) based on the State of Illinois requirements between February 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 will be issued an Illinois High School Equivalency (ILHSE) Certificate without the need to complete the Constitution requirement.


Anyone who completed and passed a high school equivalency exam (GED®, HiSET®, or TASC™) but did not pass the constitution test prior to February 1, 2021, will be issued a State of Illinois High School Diploma Certificate upon request without the need to complete the Constitution requirement.  Please save a copy of your completion certificate for your records.  

 
See the CLC Testing Center website for schedules and more info:
http://www.clcillinois.edu/student-services/tutoring-and-academic-support/testing-center
Fees
 
After passing the IHSE Test, individuals may request an State of Illinois High School Diploma Certificate and Official Transcript from the Lake County Regional Office of Education.

 
Duplicate State of IL High School Diploma Certificate $10.00
Duplicate State of 
IL High School Diploma Transcript $10.00
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