Are you looking for options? Do you want to find and pursue new opportunities?

Ready to continue your education at a community college, university, or technical school?

Want to get into the work force?

The CHSPE exam could open up a variety of options for you.

This site will educate you about the CHSPE and provide registration information and instructions for taking the test in your area.

Important Notice: The CHSPE test series may change after the March 19, 2016 test administration. Please be aware of the following information:
  • Once issued, all Certificates of Proficiency remain valid.
  • For those who have not yet earned a Certificate of Proficiency, all portions of the CHSPE passed from the April 2004 test administration remain valid for the purpose of earning a Certificate of Proficiency. However, examinees who have not yet earned a Certificate of Proficiency by passing all the sections and subtests of the current exam may need to begin the testing process again in the new test series. Sections and subtests previously passed in the current test series may cease to be valid.

Examinees who register for the test date of March 2016 may not be allowed to change their test date.


  • **** Registration for the OCTOBER 17, 2015 fall CHSPE administration is OPEN. If you are a first time registrant be sure to include eligibility documentation with your registration material, verifying you are at least 16 years of age. Payment is also required at the time of registration. If you have questions while you are registering please call our toll free number at 1-866-342-4773.
  • The CHSPE regular registration deadline is September 18, 2015. After that date, the registration fee will increase to $135. Registration materials including the Registration Form, proof of eligibility, and appropriate payment, must be received in the CHSPE office by 5 p.m. on that date to avoid late registration fees.


  • Fri
    Sep 18

    Fall 2015 Regular Registration Ends 5 p.m. Accommodations Deadline

  • Fri
    Oct 02

    Fall 2015 Late Registration Ends 5 p.m. Non-emergency sites close

  • Sat
    Oct 17

    Fall 2015 Examination Day

Introducing a new feature: Google Translate

The CHSPE Web site is currently published in English. For those who speak other languages, we've made it easy to use Google's translation service to translate our information into other languages. To translate the entire CHSPE Web Site, just choose a language from the dropdown menu at the bottom left of the English pages. We hope easy access to this free service is helpful. Because Google Translate is an automated service, content may contain mistranslations of difficult or obscure words and phrases. The Sacramento County Office of Education and the California Department of Education take no responsibility for any mistranslations due to use of the third-party Google Translate function.