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 NEXT CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY EXAM, ON MARCH 19, 2015, IS OPEN. If you are a new registrant, registration requires completion of the registration information, uploading your birth date information, and payment of the registration fee which is currently $110.00. The CHSPE Regular Registration deadline is February 19, 2016.
  • Results for the October administration will be mailed on, November 16, 2015. Results should be available online by November 18, 2015.


  • Fri
    Feb 19

    Spring 2016 Regular Registration Ends 5 p.m. Accommodations Deadline

  • Fri
    Mar 04

    Spring 2016 Late Registration Ends 5 p.m. Non-emergency sites close

  • Tue
    Mar 15

    Spring 2016 Emergency Registration Ends 5 p.m.

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.