New Jersey Department of Education

DOE A to Z: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #

New Jersey Adult Education

State Issued High School Access To Official Records and
Official Transcript - Diploma Verification Process

If you took the GED test before January 1st 2014, there is an access code you can obtain from the State by following the process described below.

If you took the GED test in between the time period 4-1-2007 until 12-31-2013 and you have your diploma, the access code is on it, but will not work on , it will only work on the link below.  If you do not have it you have to follow the steps listed below.

If you took the GED, HiSET or TASC test(s) after January 1, 2014 the access code, verification code and this webpage link appears on the diploma and transcript you were issued.  If you have that info on the diploma or transcript you can enter it into the link below. and print your official transcript or just give the codes to any school or employer and they can access it themselves.

Please note that it takes anywhere from 5-7 business days for new tests results to be received by the State from the Test Vendor, and 3-5 business days to process and mail the diploma and transcript.  If you know that you have passed one of the tests and have not received the diploma yet, you must contact the State within 6 months of it being passed that it was not received.  If you do not notify the State that it wasn't received in that time period, another diploma will not be issued as it would be considered a duplicate.

If you do not have your access or transcript verification code and tested at a State Approved Test Center and are looking to obtain your official transcripts/diploma verification, federal law requires that the New Jersey Department of Education receives a signed request from the test taker. You may complete an access code request form found here.

Please note that if you have your test vendor ID number and not your access code, you may still be able to access your official record by clicking the "here" button on the diploma verification link below and entering the test vendor ID number and your last name at time of testing. If you just recently took one of the three above tests, please wait at least 10 business days before trying to access your test records using the test vendor ID and last name.

In lieu of the form you may also request your High School Equivalency Access Code by writing a signed letter to the address below and include the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Name at time of test (if different from above name)
  • Social Security Number, Tax Payer ID or other government issued identification number
  • Date of Birth
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Request High School Equivalency Access Code
  • Written Signature

The access code will be provided to your email or over the phone, whichever you specified in the signed request. This code can be entered in the link below to obtain your official record. Please note that this is only access to the official transcript and verification of diploma.

If you are a school or employer that needs to verify if a perspective student or employee has earned a New Jersey State-Issued High School Diploma  through any of the approved pathways that the State of New Jersey allows, and you have a copy of a diploma or transcript that has the access code/verification code on it, please enter it in the appropriate field after clicking the link below. If the State of New Jersey has a record for this individual, the page will indicate passing or failing status.  A diploma date and overall pass indicate that the diploma was earned and is valid. To ensure authenticity, the webpage should match the document you were provided.

The New Jersey Department of Education does not mail official transcripts or diploma verification. Test Takers are only issued one original diploma.  The New Jersey Department of Education does not issue duplicate diplomas if the original is damaged, lost or destroyed.  The verification process explained above is how test takers will verify the test was passed.

Click here for access to official records:

For more information on each test vendor, please visit their web page.

New Jersey Department of Education, Adult Education – High School Equivalency Office, PO Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Phone: 609-777-1050, E-mail: