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High School Equivalency Testing

Adult Education Classes - HiSET Prep

Northeast State is an approved Testing Center for High School Equivalency Testing. High School Equivalency (HSE) tests are nationally recognized tests approved by states to meet the requirements for their High School Equivalency Diploma. Effective July 1, 2016, the HiSET® is the only test available to students in Tennessee who wish to obtain the State of Tennessee High School Equivalency Diploma.

The purpose of the Adult Education/High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma program is to deliver educational services to adults who are over the age of 17 (unless granted an exception) lacking a high school diploma and no longer under compulsory attendance to public high school. The program covers an eight (8) county area, where adults are assessed to determine their level of education and provided instruction to improve their skills in math, science, social studies, reading, writing and employability. This instruction is designed to equip the student with the knowledge necessary to receive a High School Equivalency Diploma and enter employment and/or postsecondary education.

To learn about Northeast State's Adult Education Program call 423.354.5364 or email

HiSET® is a registered trademark of PSI.


Northeast State HiSET Testing Centers 

Blountville Testing Center
Room:  C2303, General Studies Building, Northeast State at Blountville
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617 

Kingsport Testing Center *
Room:  BWH134, Blazier-Wilson Hall
Address:  222 W. Main Street, Kingsport, TN 37660 (Parking off Shelby Street)

*Testing at these locations are provided by the Adult Education department at Northeast State.

For testing questions email for the Blountville Testing Center please email or call Adult Education at 423.354.5364. For testing questions for the Johnson City or Kingsport campus please email

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