Thrive is one of two testing centres for computer-based testing in St. John’s. We operate a testing lab with four stations and offer one day of testing per month for members of the public.

We frequently receive calls from members of the public with questions about computer-based testing and hope this information will answer some of the most common questions.

If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help.

Can I write my GED exams online?

Currently, in Canada, it is not possible to write GED exams online. Any websites that offer this are fraudulent. In the USA, some testing centres were able to offer remote/online testing due to COVID-19 closures. At this time, to write computer-based testing in Canada you have to visit a Pearson-approved testing centre.

How can I sign up to write my GED on computer?

To register for your GED exam(s), visit and create an account.

Make sure Canada is selected in the top right hand corner (not USA)

Create an account. Make sure this is an e-mail address that you use. It’s a good idea to write down your login information. This is how GED communicates with you. Invoices and notification of results will be sent to this e-mail address.

Follow the registration instructions. You will be asked for contact information and where you intend to take your tests.

You will come to the following screen:

Please indicate below whether you have previously taken or are planning to take the GED® test on paper.

 Yes, I have taken or am planning to take a GED® test on paper.

 No, I have not taken and do not plan to take the GED® test on paper.

If you have taken tests already don’t worry, GED will match up previous test scores on paper with any new results.

The next screen is your MyGED Dashboard. This is your account. It is a good idea to explore all of the sections on this page. There is a good tutorial in the Test Tips section. The Schedule option is where you pick times and dates for your tests. You will be asked to complete a mandatory survey before the system will let you start scheduling. You can only sign up for a maximum of 3 sections per day, the system will not let you sign up for all 5 in one day.

Do I have to write all of my exams at once?

No, you do not have to write all of your exams at once, or in one session. The maximum number of exams you can write in one day is 3; however, you can write as few as you would like to in one seating.

Many of our guests write 1 exam per visit, using the time between tests to prepare. Others have commitments, such as employment, that make coming in once per month difficult and they would prefer to write 3 tests in one visit and 2 in another.

You also do not have to write all of your tests at the same testing centre. Just make sure you remember which test is scheduled at which centre!

How much do the tests cost?

Each test costs $6 USD (around $8 Canadian). You will pay for your exam(s) when you register through

Can you tell me when my exam is scheduled?

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide this information as it is confidential, even if you are the person writing the exam. When you registered for your exam, you would have received an e-mail with confirmation of your testing information. If for any reason you do not have access to this e-mail, log in to your GED account by visiting You will be able to access your registration information there.

Each testing centre is distinct and does not have access to the information or schedules of the other testing centre, so make sure you double check the address of the testing centre that is expecting you. 

Can I have extra time on my tests? / Can I have accommodations for my test?

Accommodations are handled on a case-by-case basis and are approved by the Department of Education. If you have questions or concerns about accommodations, please contact us [link to contact information] and we will provide you with the information you need to get accommodations for your tests.