(UPDATED 8/21/2017)

More employers than ever require that potential employees have at least a high school diploma. If that's something you don't have, classes are available in Hannibal to get that diploma.

Though commonly known as the GED test, in Missouri the test is now known as HiSET. And, it's tougher than high school equivalency tests used to be.

The HiSET tests are offered once a quarter. The test has to be taken on a computer, but it is not an online test. Officials warn that on-line high school equivalency test are not valid. You must take the test at an authorized testing center. In Hannibal, the tests are given at the Hannibal Career and Technical Center.

For more information on HiSET testing in Hannibal, call 221-1258 and ask for Helen Gilliland.

One of the teachers of the prep classes is Donna Brown. She was a guest on KHMO's Talk Back: