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 California Department of Education (CDE) has extended the current test series for the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE). After the March 2016 CHSPE administration, the current CHSPE test series is scheduled to change. 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 through the March 2016 test administration remain valid for the purpose of earning a Certificate of Proficiency. After the March 2016 test administration, 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 tentative test date of March 2016 may not be allowed to change their test date because of a change of testing contracts. The new test series is expected to begin in October 2016.


  • Space is limited and spaces are filling up very fast. It is now the Late Registration Period. The late registration deadline is March 6, 2015. Registration materials including printed Registration Form, proof of eligibility, and appropriate payment, must be received in the CHSPE Office by 5 p.m. on that date to avoid emergency registration fees. All test areas that are not designated as Emergency Testing Areas will close as of 5 p.m. on that date.
  • A June 20, 2015 exam administration has now been scheduled. Registration for this administration is now open


  • Fri
    Mar 06

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

  • Tue
    Mar 17

    Spring 2015 All Registration Closed

  • Sat
    Mar 21

    Spring 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.