Changeover from GED


The Montana HiSET® is a battery of tests that measures a student's academic skills as compared to a high school graduate.  If passed, a Montana High School Equivalency Diploma is issued which is accepted by institutions of higher education and employers as equivalent to a regular high school diploma.

WIOA Adult Education Programs are free of charge and can assist individuals in preparing for the HiSET exams. WIOA Adult Education (AE) also helps individuals to be successful in college and careers. Contact your regional WIOA AE service provider to learn more. 

Montana HiSET Testing Centers: Billings, Box Elder, Bozeman, Browning, Butte, Dillon, Glendive, Great Falls, Hamilton, Hardin, Harlem, Havre, Helena, Kalispell, Libby, Livingston, Miles City, Missoula, Pablo, Poplar, West Yellowstone.

Request a High School Equivalency Transcript (HiSET or GED)

HiSET and GED Education Verifications

HiSET and GED education verifications from third-party background screening companies are accepted via postal mail only. Starting July 1, 2023, education verifications will no longer be accepted via fax. Please see the link below. Send consent to release information that includes the applicant’s full birthdate and their current and any former names. Do not duplicate requests. Multiple requests slow down response time. Allow at least ten business days before contacting the HSE Helpline. Note, the OPI is the reporting agency for high school equivalency credentials that are earned in the state of Montana (MT). Traditional high school credential information is held at the high school an individual graduated from.

GED and HiSET Education Verification Fax Change Notice

Please mail the request to:
HSE Program
Office of Public Instruction
PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501

Test Taker Information

Examiner Information

HiSET Options Program for High School Students

HiSET Options: Is designed for high school students interested in staying enrolled in school as a pathway to earn a high school diploma but testing with the HiSET exam.

Whats the Difference? HiSET Exam vs HiSET Options

Visit the HiSET Options Program Page to learn more



OPI Staff are here to help:

Meet the Team

HSE Helpline


For general HiSET or GED questions and transcript requests, contact the High School Equivalency (HSE) Helpline. HSE staff respond to messages on Tuesday and Thursday only.

Emily Fuller
HiSET Program Coordinator


For questions regarding 16-Year-Old and 17-18-Year-Old Waiver Applications for HiSET testing.

Katie Madsen
HiSET State Administrator