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Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

DWD > Career Training & Adult Education > Adult Education > Indiana HSE Indiana HSE

The Indiana HSE (High School Equivalency) is an alternative for earning a high school diploma. Your HSE Diploma can be earned after completing a test based on five subject areas (math, reading, writing, science and social studies). The skills you are taught and eventually tested on are at the same level as those of graduating high school seniors.

Education plays an important role in life by improving your knowledge and preparing you to get a better job. Workers who have a high school diploma earn over $8,000 more per year than those who do not. Taking the HSE test is your first step to moving forward. Whether your goal is to get a better job or continue on your educational pathway to a certificate, 2-year associate degree or 4-year bachelor’s degree, this is where your second chance starts.

Indiana HSE Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take the HSE?

  • Anyone living in Indiana for a minimum of 30 days before taking the test.
  • Those who have not already earned a diploma from an accredited high school in the United States.
  • Students who are at least 16 years of age.

How do I sign up?

  • In-person at a testing office. Bring ONE government-issued photo ID.
  • Find the testing office nearest you at

How do I prepare?

  • Enroll in an Adult Education program, which provides free classes to adults who have not earned a high school diploma or those who need some help preparing to be College and Career Ready.
  • Enrollees can also participate in WorkINdiana and earn an industry-recognized credential while studying for their HSE.

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Free HSE Testing for HIP Plus Members

DWD has partnered with Anthem BlueCross BlueShield to provide HIP Plus members with free vouchers that cover the cost of the Indiana HSE test. Just follow these simple steps to take your free HSE today:

  • Go to your local HSE testing center on the day of the test;
  • You will need ONE government-issued photo ID; and
  • Inform center staff of your HIP Plus membership.

The testing center will then enter a voucher code upon registration and Anthem Blue Cross BlueShield HIP Plus will cover all test costs.

Copies of Transcript or Diploma

Diploma Sender can assist in attaining copies of your transcript or diploma.


If you have any questions regarding the Indiana HSE, please call 1-866-220-6675 or email