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Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC)

The Canadian Adult Education Credential is the education credential that replaces the GED® as a measurement of academic skill and knowledge for adults who do not have a high school diploma.

The Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC) will replace the GED® program in the spring of 2024.

The CAEC is a high-quality, made-in-Canada high school equivalency credential that meets assessment industry standards as a replacement for the GED®. The CAEC is for adults who do not have a high school diploma but need an education credential. It enables people to get a job, advance their careers or access other training opportunities, including apprenticeship. Employers, post-secondary institutions and others can count on the CAEC as a reliable indicator of Canadian adults’ level of educational achievement.

The CAEC tests are delivered on an easy-to-use online platform. The tests will also support writers requiring access to learning accommodations.

The CAEC is tailored to the needs of Canadian adults and is reflective of diverse cultures and perspectives. It is available in English and French and consist of tests in the following subject areas:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Science

The tests provide opportunities for candidates to demonstrate skills in communication, information processing, problem solving and critical thinking.

CAEC testing is expected to start in spring 2024. More detailed information will be available soon.


1. Eligibility

Individuals must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of Saskatchewan.

Under special circumstances, exemptions may be approved by the provincial CAEC Administrator. The exemption form will be available once the CAEC is launched in spring 2024.


2. Preparing for the CAEC Test

Individuals and Testing Centres who would like to prepare for CAEC test can access sample tests and test outcomes from the official CAEC website.


3. GED® Transition

Will the GED® still be recognized after the CAEC is introduced?

Yes, the GED® credential will continue to be recognized. In addition to recognizing the new CAEC, employers can continue to recognize the GED®for individuals who have attained that credential.

What if you have an incomplete GED®?

Individuals who have passed some of the GED® tests will be able to apply to the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training to have the tests recognized toward their CAEC for three years up to May 2027.


4. Further Information

You can contact to get more information on CAEC testing in Saskatchewan.

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