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 through the June 20, 2020 administration.
  • Starting with the October 2020 administration, examinees who have not yet earned a Certificate of Proficiency will need to begin the testing process again in the new test series.


  • Regular Registration Open Registration for the March 21, 2020 CHSPE administration is now open. The deadline to submit a test accommodation request for the March 2020 administration is January 31, 2020. The regular registration deadline is February 21, 2020.
  • The California High School Proficiency Examination Office (CHSPE Office) is closed starting at 5:00 pm on Monday, December 23, 2019 through Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 8:00 am for winter break. Emails and voicemails will be returned January 2, 2020.


  • Fri
    Feb 21

    Regular Registration Deadline for the March 21, 2020 Administration

  • Fri
    Mar 06

    Late Registration Deadline for the March 21, 2020 Administration

  • Tue
    Mar 17

    Emergency Registration Deadline for the March 21, 2020 Administration

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The CHSPE website 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 website, 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.