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Frequently Asked Questions


Information is subject to change.

1. Who does PRACEP serve?  

PRACEP serves adults 18 years of age or older. We offer GED® preparation and English classes 

for speakers of other languages.  

2. Do I have to be a resident of your region to be served?

 No, PRACEP serves any adult, 18 years old or older. 

3. How much do classes cost?

All PRACEP (GED® and ESOL) classes are offered free of charge (with exceptions for specialized programs).    Learners must register for classes (see "Where to Register" page for locations and hours). 

4. Where are classes held?

GED® and ESOL Classes are held in each of the five counties we serve (Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, Rappahannock) at various locations. Contact the office for an appointment.

5. When are classes held?

We have day and evening classes. Each class meets 2-3 times per week. All classes are held during the regular academic year. Some classes may continue through the summer.

6. What do I need to bring to class?  

Learners should bring notebooks and pen or pencil.

7. Do you offer daycare?



8. How long does it take to complete the GED® program?

There is no defined timeline for anyone to get their GED®. Once a learners registers for class they can remain in the program for as long as they need to meet their goals and attend class regularly.

9. What does it cost to take the GED® test?

Each section of the GED® test (Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies) costs $30, or $120 total. Learners with our program MAY receive vouchers for free tests if they meet program requirements. 

10. Where do I go to sign up for a GED® test?

All candidates must register at to take the GED® test. If you are a learner in our program, your instructor can help you with the registration process, otherwise, call our office for assistance with registration questions: (540) 718-8243.

11. What happens if my registered testing date is canceled due to inclement weather?  

If a test if canceled due to inclement weather, a student will be contacted by email to reschedule. The email will come from Pearson VUE.

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