In order to earn an Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate, you must take and pass the U.S. and Illinois State Constitution and Flag Test (“Constitution Test”) as required by Illinois Compiled Statutes – School Code (105 ILCS 5/27-3) in addition to completion of a high school equivalency exam (GED®, HiSET®, or TASC™) or a transcript-based Alternative Method of Credentialing. There is no fee to take the Constitution Test and it may be taken at any time.
If you have already passed the high school level Constitution Test, you do not need to take it again. You can simply provide proof of passing to your Regional Office of Education when requesting your High School Equivalency Certificate.
CONSTITUTION TEST PREPARATION
The Constitution Study Guide of the United States and State of Illinois can be downloaded here for FREE.
Students can purchase a single copy of a Constitution Study Guide by following the directions below:
- Send a check or money order in the amount of $5.15 to: CPC, 1 University Circle, Horrabin Hall 71B, Macomb, IL 61455.
- Include a note in the envelope indicating the preferred language of the study guide (Spanish or English) along with the address to which you would like the study guide sent.
- Allow 10 days for delivery.
- If you wish to use a debit/credit card, please call (309) 756-2194 ext. 2 to place your order and make payment.
Please contact your local Regional Office of Education* for more information about scheduling the Constitution Test.
*Cook County residents should contact the Cook County HSE Records Office at 312-814-4488 or by email at email@example.com.
Illinois HSE Administrator’s Office Contact Information