G.E.D. Test Program (Information revised 08 OCT 2010)

The Regional Office is the authorized administrative office for the General Educational Development examinations commonly known as the GED® Tests. Testers must be at least 17 years of age, officially withdrawn from high school (only for those 17 yrs. of age and younger) and a resident of Illinois for at least 30 days, or 16 years of age and have successfully completed an Alternative Education Program or be enrolled in a Youth Education Program such as the IL National Guard.  Court orders are considered by ICCB on a case-by case basis. Testing and preparation is available for those who qualify at Illinois Valley Community College in coordination with the IVCC Assessment Center, (815) 224-0542 and the IVCC Adult Education Program, (815-224-0358).  Certificates are also issued to inmates at the Sheridan Correctional Center who have taken and passed the test. The Regional Superintendent is presently a member of the statewide committee which is responsible for studying and developing new guidelines for this program. The fee for the GED testing service is currently $50.

There is a $3.00 fee for a copy of a transcript and a $10.00 fee for a copy of a certificate. In either case, cash or money order are acceptable. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED. Individuals who have successfully written this examination and who have secured their High School Equivalency Certificate may request that a transcript be sent to a third party by completing a transcript request form. The form, plus a request to change name form, is available below:




For more information contact The Regional Office of Education at (815) 434-0780.

Circuit Clerk

Greg Vaccaro

Phone / Hours

Child Support Division:

Phone: 815-433-0774
Fax: 815-433-9198
119 W. Madison Street, Room 200
Ottawa, IL 61350

Civil Division:

Phone: 815-434-8671
Fax: 815-433-6647
119 W. Madison Street, Room 201
Ottawa, IL 61350

Traffic/Criminal Division:

Phone: 815-434-8271
Fax: 815-434-8299
707 Etna Road, Room 141
Ottawa, IL 61350

Office Hours:

8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

Walk-in Divorce

Mon, Wed, Fri
9:00am - 10:00am

Walk-in Probate/Guardianship

Tues, Wed, Thurs
9:00am - 10:00am