A change in state policy is aimed at helping Tennesseans who have not completed the GED test have more opportunities to do so before they have to start all over at the end of the year. With major changes coming to the GED Jan. 1, anyone who has not passed all five sections of the test will have to start over with the new computer-based test in 2014. So the GED Testing Service has announced it is relaxing its test-retake policy to allow people to have more opportunities to pass before the end of the year. Previously, test takers were limited to taking the GED test three times per year. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the new policy will allow people to retake any portion of the GED as long as it has been 60 days since they last took that form of the test. The GED is given in three forms for all five sections. You must pass all five sections in one form or another to earn the GED. The change in the retake policy is aimed at assisting those who have started the GED test but have not successfully completed every section. All scores expire at the end of this year and test-takers will have to start over with the new GED or the new equivalency exam that will be offered in Tennessee called HiSET. The Dickson County Adult Education Program only has one more GED testing date scheduled in December and will no longer be offering the GED after Jan. 1 but will offer the HiSET test. The GED will be offered at test centers outside Dickson County but will be computer based and the cost will double to $125. For more information on completing the GED before the end of the year deadline, contact Adult Education Coordinator Phyllis Bradley at 446-2114.