The CAEC program was formerly known as the GED program
      The CAEC program was formerly known as the GED program



The GED Program has been replaced by a new program named the Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC). CAEC is a very similar program with a similar process that offers 5 core subjects with Canadian content and it will allow you to complete your High school Equivalency diploma.


Our centres are still operating and you may register to participate in one of our designated classrooms or participate through distance learning online. 


At this time, an exact date of availability for the CAEC Tests, which are replacing the GED, is not available but it will be in the very near future. If you would like to find out if you have high school courses that would exempt you from writing some of the tests, please check out our page (google: gnb caec) and click on “PLAR guidelines”, or call 506 444 2525.

Please select this link for more information concerning CAEC testing and the process.

Canadian Adult Education (CAEC) Testing

What You Need to Understand About CAEC Testing

  • All CAEC testing is free.
  • CAEC tests can be written in English or in French. You must successfully complete all 5 tests to be awarded a high school equivalency diploma.
  • To be eligible to write the CAEC tests, you:
    • must be at least 18 years of age;
    • have not graduated from high school, and
    • are no longer enrolled in the public school system.​
  • If you are under the age of 18 and have questions about writing the CAEC tests or would like to request an age waiver please contact us. 
  • Individuals must register for a free Vretta account prior to writing. Click here to create your account. You can use this account to receive your test results.
  • Applications must be received 2 weeks prior to writing. Seating may be limited for each testing date. You will be notified by email with the details of your session (location, date, time). Please check your spam/junk folder.
  • The testing schedule is subject to change depending on the number of applicants per subject/session.
  • Please do not be late for registration on the day of testing. If you are late you will not be able to write and will be required to wait until the next testing session.
  • You must show a valid PHOTO I.D. bearing your name, date of birth, address, and signature (e.g. driver’s licence, passport) to be admitted to the testing room.

  • For the CAEC tests in mathematics, science, social studies and reading, the candidate will be able to access a test score in approximately two business days after the day on which the test answers are submitted by the Candidate and/or CAEC Testing Centre and received by the CAEC Testing Service via the digital assessment platform. For CAEC test in writing, the candidate will be able to access a test score within approximately 20 business days after writing a test. All test scores will be shared with the candidate’s province or territory, which is then responsible for issuing the credential. You will also receive your results through your account.
  • A standard score of 450 or higher indicates success. 
  • Candidates may write any one subject test only once per calendar month, and up to a maximum of 3 times per calendar year.

  • • Candidates who do not receive a passing score on a CAEC subject test can rewrite it in alignment with the policy above. - Retesting requires paying the test-taking fee for each attempt (where applicable). - Rewriting the same subject test in which a passing standard has been achieved is prohibited.

  • If you have specific learning and/or physical disabilities and require special accommodations, please contact the CAEC Chief Examiner to obtain the information and necessary paperwork that must be submitted with this application. The contact information is: 
    • email:  ; phone: (506) 453-8251, (506) 444-2525, or 1-877-453-3030 (Toll Free) 
  •  For information for accommodations please refer to the Test Administration guide.


Practice taking the tests by selecting this link


CAEC Applications for exams to be written in Woodstock, NB.


To apply to write CAEC tests please fill in and print the application to write and submit by:


137 MacDonald Avenue

Oromocto, NB

E2V 1A6

Fax: (506) 357-4111

Scan and Email:




Contact Us Today!

Western Valley Adult Learning Association, Inc.

571 Route 190
Carlingford, NB

E7H 4J7

Phone: 1-844-34 WVALA


To inquire about a specific

class please contact the

instructor directly or the

Program Manager.

Perth-Andover Head Office



Western Valley Adult Learning Association 
571 Route 190
Carlingford, NB, E7H 4J7
Tel: 273-6177
Fax: 273-6178

Toll-Free: 1-844-34-WVALA (98252)


Western Valley Adult Learning Association  Inc. (WVALA)


Working with community partners to provide learning opportunities for adults to upgrade their academic workplace skills.


Board Members

Vacant - President

Vacant -  Vice President

Kim Jensen - Treasurer

Penny Giberson - Secretary 

Theresa Thomas - Director

Renee Ward - Director 

Wendy Marr - Director

Nada Omer - Director


Manon Daneau - Associate Member

Stephanie Paul - Associate Member


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