(401) 762-3841 riral@riral.org

Summer semester is July 15 to August 30, 2024!

Are you READY…

 … to EARN your DIPLOMA?

Adult Basic Education. Math, reading, and writing classes to prepare for GED, NEDP, job training, military, and more.


Learn to speak, listen, read, and write English.

… to go to COLLEGE?

Prepare for college level reading, writing, and math classes,  career exploration, financial aid, scholarship assistance, and more!

… to find EMPLOYMENT?

The RIRAL Testing Center, a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center, offers GED testing, as well  CompTIA, Cisco Systems, EMC, MTEL, Oracle, and many others.

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Upcoming Classes

GED/ABE Classes

  • Classes will be online and in-person.
  • Registration is in-person in our office.
  • Registration is a 2-day process; students are here for approximately 2 hours on both days.
  • Classes are FREE, but there is a $10 registration fee (Financial assistance is available).
  • Students should call the office for an appointment.

ESOL Classes

  • Registration is ongoing; students MUST call for an appointment time.

  • Registration is in-person in our main office and takes about 2 hours to complete; learners fill out the online placement form and take a placement test.
  • Classes are FREE, but there is a registration fee.

  • Most ESL courses are in-person; some classes are online


Rhode Island Regional Adult Learning (RIRAL) is a private nonprofit adult education agency that was established in 1979 and designated by the Rhode Island Department of Education as a regional learning center, serving adults across Rhode Island. Our mission is to assist adults in the process of reaching their academic, occupational, or personal goals through education, counseling, and training.

school hours

Mon to Wed:  9 am – 8 pm
Thurs and Fri: 9 am – 5 pm


191 Social Street, 3rd Floor
Woonsocket, RI 02895




Success Stories

I just found out I passed ALL of my tests! 🙂

I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and your co-workers for all of your help — whether big or small. These last few weeks have been such a smooth process for me thanks to you guys! Now starting in January, I am off to get my associates, then my bachelors, then off to law school! 😉

Thank you again 🙂

RIRAL Testing Center

Where are you located?

The RIRAL Test Center is located on the 4th floor at 191 Social Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895. You will find ample free parking on both sides of the building. Both entrances have ramps and are wheelchair accessible. Once you enter the building, please take the elevator up to the 4th floor, walk down the hallway and take a left and then another left; check-in is located at the end of the hall.

What do I need to bring with me?

These are only a list of general testing requirements; please review the policies for your specific test (available when you schedule you test) prior to coming to our test center.

Pearson VUE policy requires all test takers to bring a photo ID. Cellphones, wallets, watches, jackets, hats, scarves, and other personal belongings are not allowed in the test center. RIRAL has lockers available for you to keep your belongings secure while testing.

What does taking a Pearson Test look like?

Click here to view a demo of the Pearson testing environment, including on-screen tools and navigation buttons. This demo will help ensure you know how to access all the information within your test and have the best testing experience possible. For additional test taker tips, click here.

Do you offer Professional Testing (PTI)?

No. The RIRAL Testing Center is only a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center, not a Pearson Professional Center. For more information about your test and where to schedule, please click here.

Success Stories

Sidonie’s journey…

It takes a village! When I first arrived in my new country, I didn't expect miracles to happen since I did not speak English. However, I began my...

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From GED to training…

The sky's the limit!! “RIRAL is a good place to start. You can get your GED. Then the sky’s the limit.” ~ John B. Before coming to RIRAL, John...

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Fulfilling a dream…

Congratulations to Sandra! I broke the cycle. I became the first member of my family to get my high school diploma. NO one in my family - mother,...

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school hours

Mon – Wed: 9 am to 8 pm

Thu – Fri: 9 am to 5 pm


191 Social Street, 3rd Floor
Woonsocket, RI 02895




Phone: 401-762-3841

191 Social St, 3rd Floor
woonsocket, RI 02895