How Do You Recover a Lost GED Certificate?

To recover a lost GED, contact the Department of Education in the state in which the diploma was issued, or visit the website Schools do not keep copies of GED certificates, because the GED program is administrated through the GED program.

The GED Testing Services website offers self-explanatory steps on how to request a copy of a lost GED. Just click on the state in which the certificate was earned, complete the information on the screen, and follow any instructions that follow. The GED agency may impose a recovery or replacement fee to replace the GED certificate and transcript.