ABE and GED® Programs

Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program -

(208) 665-5099

ABE is a program designed for individuals 16 years of age and older who have withdrawn from public school and want assistance to prepare for the GED® Test. We also serve adults who have graduated but still have a desire to upgrade their basic skills. Tuition is free and most learning materials are provided. The ABE program allows students to progress at their own pace. The program offers small group instruction to achieve goals set for each individual student.  

Course Instruction Offered

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science & Social Studies



GED® Test Program - (208) 665-5097

Students must register, schedule and pay for the GED® Tests online. You may do so by going to  www.GED.com and creating an account. Each test is $30.00. 

Students under the age of 18...

must print the Idaho GED® Testing Waiver Application (see link, upper right of this page). Student must have this form completed by their last school attended and a parent/guardian. Please bring it with you to ABE Orientation or send it to the GED® Test Center by mail, fax or email:

Mail:  North Idaho College          Fax:  208-625-2328          Email:  mjedwards@nic.edu
         Attn: GED® Testing
         1000 W Garden Avenue
         Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814   

The 2014 GED® Test Specifications

Four content areas:

    • Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)
    • Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
    • Science (90 minutes)
    • Social Studies (90 minutes)