2011 ORS § 326.550¹
General Educational Development (GED) certificates
  • rules
  • how fee determined
  • accounting

(1) The Commissioner for Community College Services may issue General Educational Development (GED) certificates to persons who demonstrate satisfactory performance in tests prescribed under subsection (2) of this section or meet the requirements of any prescribed evaluative procedure.

(2) The State Board of Education by rule may prescribe tests and other appropriate evaluation procedures for the purposes of subsection (1) of this section and may establish age, residence and other relevant qualifications for applicants.

(3) The Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development may utilize its personnel and facilities for the administration of this section, and the State Board of Education may establish by rule a nonrefundable application fee. The fee may be waived by the State Board of Education in case of hardship.

(4) Subject to prior approval of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and a report to the Emergency Board prior to adopting the fee, the fee established under subsection (3) of this section shall not exceed the cost of administering the program, as authorized by the Legislative Assembly within the boards budget, as the budget may be modified by the Emergency Board.

(5) All moneys received under this section shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development and shall be used exclusively for administration of this section. The Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development shall keep a record of all moneys deposited in such account. The record shall indicate by separate cumulative accounts the source from which the moneys are derived and the individual activity against which each withdrawal is charged.

(6) The Commissioner for Community College Services shall consult with the Superintendent of Public Instruction on all matters related to evaluation procedures used to measure equivalent achievement under this section. The superintendent is authorized to make independent recommendations on evaluation procedures to the State Board of Education in those cases where the superintendents judgment differs from that of the commissioner. [Amended by 1967 c.571 §1; 1979 c.386 §1; 1979 c.570 §2; 1983 c.159 §1; 1989 c.491 §4; 1991 c.703 §5; 1993 c.45 §17; 1997 c.249 §94]