Do you need an official GED® duplicate diploma? Individuals can order a diploma, which is used for display only. Diplomas may not be used for verification purposes such as employment or college/university. Employers, 3rd parties and/or colleges/universities may not secure a diploma.
Processing and Fees
The fee for a GED® duplicate diploma is $25. Duplicate diploma requests may take approximately two to three weeks to process after they are received by the State GED® office. Incomplete or incorrect information will cause processing delays.
Order Your GED® Duplicate Diploma Online
To complete an online order, you must have a Secure Application For Enterprise (SAFE) account. A SAFE account is a secure application only available on the Ohio Department of Education website.
Sign in to your existing SAFE account by clicking here. If you do not have a SAFE account, you may establish one by clicking here.
Order Your GED® Duplicate Diploma by Mail
If you would like to order your GED® duplicate diploma by mail, please print the GED® Duplicate Diploma Request form below and return with proper payment by mail.
An unofficial copy of your test results may be viewed and printed for free using your SAFE account. Click here to view your results online with your SAFE account.
The non-refundable service fee is for the record search. It does not guarantee that the person has taken or earned a GED®. The State GED® Office will mail an official duplicate diploma only to an individual. For security and authenticity purposes, all official diplomas are mailed directly from the State GED® Office to the individual.
For your protection, the Privacy Act of 1974 requires written permission with your signature to release GED® scores. The State GED® Office and local GED® testing centers cannot release GED® score information over the telephone.
GED® Scores From Other States
The State GED® Office has scores of the official GED® taken at test centers in Ohio. GED® test scores earned outside Ohio can be transferred to Ohio if the scores are reported directly from (1) official state-sponsored GED® test centers; (2) DANTES; (3) Veterans Administration hospitals; (4) American Council on Education; or (5) other state departments of education. Click here to access contacts from other states.
State GED Office
25 S. Front St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(877) OHIOEDU/(877) 644-6338 (Toll-free)