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 – Please be aware of the following information:
  • 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. Sections and subtests previously passed do not need to be taken again and continue to apply to earning the Certificate of Proficiency.


  • As of 5 p.m. on June 14, registration for the June 18, 2016 administration is now closed. The next test administration will be October 15, 2016. The regular registration deadline for the October administration is September 16, 2016. 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 late registration fees.
  • You are required to bring an original photo ID to the test site. You will not be admitted to the exam testing room without an original photo ID. IDs pictured on cell phones will not be accepted.

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.