Registration is now available at Germanna's Locust Grove campus. Call for info!

January Semester Registration happening now! Call for an appointment.

Multiple locations for class registration - find the one nearest you.

Get info on the GED test here:

About Us

Dedicated Educators for Adults

PRACEP, in Planning District 9, is one of 22 regional adult education programs in Virginia funded under the Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. Almost one million adults in Virginia do not have a high school diploma or GED®. In alliance with the State of Virginia, our goal is to prepare as many of these individuals as possible for post secondary education and/or careers, through learning programs aligned with 21st century expectations and economies. 

Additionally we strive to assist immigrants and those of foreign nationalities who need help learning the English language so that they can  better interact in their communities  and work toward goals of citizenship.

In addition to PRACEP our organization runs the Piedmont Testing Center which is an official Pearson Vue GED® testing provider.

PRACEP serves the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.

Career Minded Education

We are continuously developing partnerships and programs to help our students with career pathway activities which prepare them with the academic and work force skills they need to successfully transition into college, careers, and responsible citizenship.

Our Mission

The mission of PRACEP, in collaboration with mandated WIOA partners, is to raise the educational levels of eligible adults by providing academic instruction in a caring environment that strengthens literacy and English language skills, promotes the attainment of GED® credentials and provides the foundation for post-secondary education and highly skilled employment.

Here's What's Happening!


New Semester Begins in January

The new semester for both GED and ESOL classes will begin in early January. But you can register anytime. Call for an appointment in a location close to you. 540-718-8243 

(en espanol: 540-212-1957) 

Take a sneak peek at the GED® test.

Register at if you're interested in taking the GED® test. There are a lot of hints and loads of information to ease text anxiety. Set up an account - there is no cost to do so. You'll need it later when you are ready to sign up for the official test.

PluggedIn Paraprofessional Program

This year's class of 2019 Educator Paraprofessional cohort is currently underway! We are excited for our strong team who will complete a 6-month program with credentials enabling them to kick-start a career path in the education field.

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Need Computer Help?

The Virginia CareerWorks Center - Culpeper (formally the Culpeper Workforce Center) has a "Computer Basics Class" every Friday from 2:00-4:00pm. You need only attend one session. Call 540-212-4570 to register or if you have questions. Get help with using a mouse & keyboard, opening applications, using a flashdrive, and operating systems. Bring your questions!


See our Frequently Asked Questions page to get some answers about PRACEP and Adult Education. Have a question you don't see here? Send it to



PRACEP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation,  sex, gender, age, marital status, genetic information or disability in its employment practices or educational program and activities. Compliance inquiries should be directed to the

 Regional Program Manger by phone at 540-718-8243.

Contact Us


6368 Flat Run Road, Locust Grove, VA 22508