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.


  • **** It is now the Emergency Registration period. The emergency registration deadline is October 13, 2015. Registration materials including the printed Registration Form, proof of eligibility, and appropriate payment must be received in the CHSPE Office by 5 p.m. on that date or you will not be registered. Only and limited number test areas that are designated as Emergency Testing Areas are available.
  • At 5 p.m. on October 13, registration for the fall 2015, administration is closed. A photo ID is required to enter the exam. and noo one will be admitted to the exam without a photo ID. The next test administration will be March 19, 2016.


  • Sat
    Oct 17

    Fall 2015 Examination Day

  • Wed
    Nov 18

    Unofficial results for the Fall 2015 administration posted at 5 p.m.

  • Fri
    Nov 20

    Official Fall 2015 results mailed

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.