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GED Option Program

LBL Process for Home School Students Pursuing GED

What is the GED Option Program?

The General Education Development Testing Service (GEDTS) enables approved states to provide access to the GED Option for selected secondary students, 16 and 17 years of age, who are enrolled in school.  This authorization is from the American Council on Education. Local Education Service Districts will serve as GED Option providers for home school students. Authorized ESDs will release registered home school students to participate in GED option programs.

GED Option Procedures for LBL Home School Students

The procedure below explains the GED requirements for home-schooled students. Your student must be enrolled as a home school student before LBL can compile the GED Authorization Packet for that student. Please contact LBL at least one week before your student plans to attend GED classes or take the GED tests.

  • A parent/guardian notifies LBL that their student wishes to participate in GED preparation and testing by submitting a GED Options Program Parent Assurance Form. Complete the form by choosing below:Parent Assurance Form (Online)Parent Assurance Form
    Formulario De Aseguramiento De Padres
    Please download PDF and use with Adobe Reader for form fields.
    Both parent and student must complete and sign the top portion of this form. The original form then needs to be returned to our office by using the submit button at the bottom (see note below) or by emailing, faxing or mailing the form to our office.
  • Upon receiving a completed Parent Assurance Form, LBL will compile the GED Authorization Packet for that student.
  • Prior to any classes and/or testing, student must take the GED Authorization Packet to the GED preparation/testing site.

Please note: Parents/guardians are responsible for all costs associated with GED testing and preparation. When the student has completed the requirements to achieve a General Educational Development (GED), please submit a copy of the certificate to our office. A student remains registered with LBL as a home school student until our office receives a copy the student’s GED certificate or until the student is 18 years old.

For information about GED please contact and your local community college:

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd. SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
Dept. of Developmental Studies (ABE/GED)

Oregon Coast Community College
332 SW Coast Hwy, Newport, Oregon 97365
Dept. of Developmental Studies (ABE/GED)

Chemeketa Community College
400 Lancaster Drive
Salem, Oregon 97309
Dept. of Developmental Studies (ABE/GED)

Lane Community College
4000 East 30th Avenue
Eugene OR 97405
Office of Adult Basic and Secondary Education

Home School – Contact

Program Administrator:
Ann Lavond

Home School Registrar:
Sam Rounsavell


School District Contacts
For families in the 12 districts of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties.

Community College Contacts
Local community colleges offering GED and other resources to older home school students.

Important Message

LBL ESD is providing modified services due to COVID-19 and the statewide school closure. Please contact 541-812-2600 for assistance. Limited staffing during the closure will make response to public inquiry difficult, and some inquiries may be delayed until programs reopen.