Online high school diplomas that come from accredited programs are the equivalent of traditional high school diplomas and are accepted for all types of employment, including with the government or military. However, many companies scam their customers by selling fake high school diplomas that are invalid for employment applications.
In 2014, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against several companies selling fake high school diplomas and claiming that they could be used for job and college applications. People trying to use these sham degrees to get jobs, enroll in college or join the military were turned down because their high school credentials were invalid. Anyone interested in getting an online high school diploma should ascertain that the program under consideration is a valid, accredited program.