This test is administered by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education (ACE) with the assistance of each jurisdiction or state where the tests are carried out. It is monitored and accredited by the American Council on Education. Contrary to widespread belief, the actual test cannot be taken online. There are more than 3000 official testing centers throughout the US and Canada and they are generally located in adult education centers, colleges or schools . Students who want to take the test can select a suitable testing center from various centers present in their state.