Adult Education + HSE (High School Equivalency)

Want to further your education but need a high school diploma? Not sure what a GED certificate is? Wondering if the GED is right for you? If you need answers to these questions, attend one of RCC’s Adult Education GED info sessions. During this free, online or in-person GED presentation, you’ll discover if the GED program is right for you. You could also qualify for our tuition-free spring GED Boot Camp!

Info sessions will be held on February 28, March 2, and March 4. Call 804-333-6829 to register and get more information.

The Adult Education program provides comprehensive courses that enable adult learners to develop knowledge in order to:

  • Obtain a GED or High School Equivalency and choose a career pathway
  • Place in post-secondary education
  • Obtain the necessary skills for employment
  • Improve basic numeracy and literacy skills

Get the skills you need to achieve your goals. Our services are offered free of charge to adults 18 years and older throughout the Northern Neck. Day and evening classes are available at RCC Warsaw and RCC Kilmarnock. Evening classes are available in Montross, Colonial Beach, and Northumberland.

English language acquisition classes

Practice reading, writing, listening and speaking basic/intermediate English for the workplace. English classes are held in Montross.

HSE testing

Earn the high school equivalency credential to increase your career opportunities. Testing is offered at the RCC Kilmarnock Center on Wednesdays. Testing vouchers are available for eligible participants.

Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificate

This industry-recognized certificate endorses core employability skills required across many occupations. It confirms to employers a potential employee’s competence in workplace skills such as reading, applied math, and in locating information.

Classes are free for students

Registrations are held during the months of August for classes starting in September and January for classes starting in February. An appointment is required in order to register. At this appointment, you will attend orientation, fill out a registration form, and complete pretesting in English and mathematics. Career coaching is also available to all adult education students.

To schedule an appointment for orientation, registration, and pretesting call:

  • Warsaw: 804-333-6829
  • Kilmarnock: 804-435-8973


Who can take the GED test?    

Virginia allows people as young as 16 years old who meet qualification guidelines to take the GED®test.

Where do I take the test?

RCC’s Workforce and Community Development Center in Kilmarnock is a Pearson Vue Testing Center and the test can be scheduled to be taken there through the website.

Do all sections of the test have to be taken at one time?

In Virginia, you can take the individual subjects one at a time or all four the same day. The exam consists of reasoning through language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics.

Is identification required when you come to test?

Your identity must be verified by showing a valid driver’s license, learner’s permit, passport, or other form of official government ID. The ID must show your picture and include your name, address, date of birth, ID number, and signature.

For more information about GED testing, call the Kilmarnock Adult Education Office at 804-435-8973.