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Steps 2 Success Program

The Steps2Success Program helps position you for success with free services like:

  • Job training and financial education referral classes
  • Reading scholarships for qualified members who want to improve their reading skills (Pre-kindergarten through Grade 5)
  • GED testing for members (Age 16 and older)

Reading Scholarship Application

Reading can open many doors for your child! We want to encourage the love of reading with our Reading Scholarship program. To apply for your child, please fill out the Reading Scholarship Application Form (PDF).

How to Qualify for Care1st Benefit Program for the GED Test

To be eligible for this program, you must:

GED Test Benefit Program

When you pass the GED test, you can improve your future. Care1st wants to help you reach this goal. That is why we will pay the testing fee for our eligible members.

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Not have graduated from an accredited high school
  • Not have received a high school equivalency certificate or diploma
  • Not be currently enrolled in a regular high school
  • Have a valid ID care, driver’s license or state ID

Get Help Before You Take the Test

Studies show that you are more likely to pass the test the first time if you:

  • Spend at least 40 hours in state-approved adult education classes
  • Complete a TABE test
  • Score a minimum overall average standard score of 540 on the Official GED Practice Test

Once you do these tasks, Care1st will mail a voucher number to you.

Complete These Tasks at a GED Testing Center 

When you are ready to take the test, bring the following to an adult testing center:

  • Your voucher number
  • Your state ID card
  • Your Care1st ID card

Do you need a list of computer-based testing centers? Please the visit GED Testing Services website.

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