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Constitution Requirement

Illinois Constitution Module

As of July 1, 2022, the Constitution requirement for awarding the State of Illinois High School Diploma returns.

The new online Illinois Constitution Module (Constitution Module) has been developed to replace the former Constitution Test. The Constitution Module will be available beginning July 1, 2022 at http://ilconstitution.org/. It is estimated it will take two hours to complete. It is available for HSE candidates to take independently and does not require proctoring at a testing center. HSE candidates will also be able to print or download a certificate showing the completion. It is recommended that completers not take the module until after completing one battery of HSE testing so they have a record in the portal.

Constitution Test

If you previously passed the Constitution Test in high school, at an authorized Adult Education program, or at a County Regional Office of Education (ROE) in Illinois, please send our office a verification letter or transcript as proof. It must be on the institution’s letterhead, include your name with date of birth, and show the date you passed the Constitution Test. Please send it to our office via email to ICCB.CookHSE@Illinois.gov  (preferred) or via fax at (312) 814-8993.  Please allow 1-2 business days for the processing of email and 3-5 business days for the processing of faxes.

Suspension of the Illinois State Constitution Requirement

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the limited access to testing, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) has approved the suspension of the administration of the U.S. and Illinois State Constitution and the Flag Test (“Constitution Test”) through June 30, 2022. During this period of time when testing is unavailable for the Constitution Test, to avoid undue hardship on test takers, the ICCB will award the Illinois High School Equivalency (HSE) Certification upon successful completion and passage of the GED® or HiSET® exam. This policy is effective February 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

The suspension of the Constitution Test requirement means:

  • Anyone who completed and passed an ICCB-approved high school equivalency exam (GED® or HiSET®) based on the State of Illinois requirements between February 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 will be issued a State of Illinois High School Diploma without the need to complete the Constitution requirement.
  • Anyone who completed and passed a high school equivalency exam (GED®, HiSET®, or TASC™) but did not pass the constitution test prior to February 1, 2021, will be issued a State of Illinois High School Diploma upon request without the need to complete the Constitution requirement.

High school equivalency records are held at the county level in Illinois. To request copies of an official transcript or State of Illinois High School Diploma, candidates must contact the Regional Office of Education for the county where the test was taken.

Cook County residents may request high school equivalency records following the instructions on this page. Please email ICCB.CookHSE@Illinois.gov with questions regarding Cook County records.

All other high school equivalency candidates may find the appropriate Regional Office of Education to contact by searching our ROE locator at: http://iccbdbsrv.iccb.org/roesearch/citysearch.cfm