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Testing Requirements

All candidates must be at least 16 years old to be admitted to TASC testing.

  • There are specific guidelines for 16, 17, and 18 year-olds.
  • 16, 17, and 18 year-olds who are still enrolled in school may qualify for the TASC Option Pathway Program.

All candidates must pass the TASC Readiness Assessment (TRA). All adult basic education (ABE) programs are authorized to give the TRA.

Residency Guidelines

  • West Virginia does not have a residency requirement, but if you decide to take the TASC test in West Virginia, your diploma will be issued as a State of West Virginia High School Equivalency Diploma.
  • If you wish to take the TASC test in another state, you must contact the state of your choice for its guidelines on testing out-of-state residents.
  • West Virginia honors TASC test scores from other states.


  • Current valid photo identification with current name and address, birth date, and preferably a Social Security number is required prior to all testing sessions.
  • A current valid driver's license.
  • A valid Department of Motor Vehicles picture identification.
  • A valid passport.
  • An institutional identification while a resident of the facility (i.e., Job Corps, correctional institutions, etc.).
  • Option students may use their current school ID.
  • The examiner has the authority to require additional identification for positive verification.

Note: Mountaineer Challenge Academy (MCA) cadets may use the MCA ID during the post-residential phase of the program by providing documentation of their status with MCA.