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Indiana Adult Education programs provide math, reading, and writing instruction free of charge to help you acquire the skills needed to earn a high school equivalency diploma, go to college, or enter an entry-level occupational certification program. You can even earn a high school equivalency diploma and an occupational certificate at the same time through our WorkINdiana program, allowing you to get back to work or switch careers quickly.

Contact a nearby adult education program and schedule an appointment to enroll today. While deciding on your future plans, explore your career interests and skills online free of charge at Indiana Career Explorer.

Questions? Email AdultEd@dwd.in.gov or call 1-866-220-6675 for all inquiries, including questions regarding the new Indiana High School Equivalency (formerly GED).

Adult Education Program Management & Professional Development Resources

Adult educators and Workforce Development staff can find resources and information on professional development, program administration and policy on AmplifyAE.org.

Indiana's New High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam

The Indiana HSE is a new high school equivalency exam replacing the GED.  Click here for more information.

Success Story

I am a 46 year old woman who had made the decision to quit school in high school. It was not the smartest decision in my life, but we can’t go backward, only forward. As the years went by I had three little mouths to feed which meant working to help support my family. Before I knew it, years had flown by, and I still had not gone back to school to achieve my diploma. I never thought it would be possible, and I gave up. I figured I had waited too long. Read more...

ECA Testing

Adult students who need the End-of-Course Assessments (ECAs) in Algebra I and/or English 10 for graduation can now take them at an Adult Education Site. ECA Testing is available in spring and in fall. Click here or email AdultEd@dwd.in.gov to locate an ECA testing site. Interested test takers will need to contact the site prior to testing day. Walk-in testers may not be admitted.


Employers want individuals with experience and training. A high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma alone may not be enough to get the job you need. Take your skills to the next level with WorkINdiana.

The WorkINdiana program allows you to earn your high school equivalency certificate or improve your skills in an Adult Education classroom, and earn a career certificate giving you the boost you need to get the job you want. Choose from over 30 certifications and start a career in Advanced Manufacturing, Business Administration and Support, Construction, Health Care, Hospitality, Information Technology, or Transportation and Logistics. Choose one today; start earning tomorrow.

Interested? Click here to learn more about WorkINdiana occupations and how WorkINdiana training can benefit you. Or, contact your local WorkOne or adult education provider for more information today!

Adult education and workforce development staff can find more WorkINdiana information and materials by clicking here.


Equal Opportunity is the Law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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