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: As of April 1, 2014, the California Department of Education (CDE) has decided to postpone the scheduled change in test series for the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE). This test series change is dependent on the approval of a one-year contract for the 2014-15 school year. All portions of the CHSPE that were passed since 2004 remain valid and will count toward earning a Certificate of Proficiency. The CHSPE test series will not change until after the March 21, 2015 test administration. At that time, examinees who have not yet earned a Certificate of Proficiency by May 1, 2015 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.


  • It is now the Late Registration Period. Seats for the October 18, 2014 administration are filling up fast. Register now while there is still space available. The late registration deadline is October 3, 2014. If you are mailing your registration materials they need to include a printed Registration Form, proof of eligibility, and appropriate payment, and 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.
  • Remember that you must bring an acceptable photo identification to the test on the test day or you will not be admitted. No exceptions.


  • Fri
    Oct 03

    Fall 2014 Late Registration Ends 5 p.m. Non-emergency sites close

  • Tue
    Oct 14

    Fall 2014 All Registration Closed

  • Sat
    Oct 18

    Fall 2014 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.