Important: The March 21 and 22, 2020 California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) has been cancelled due to many school closures pertaining to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). See full announcement below.

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 October 2020 administration.
  • Starting with the March 2021 administration, examinees who have not yet earned a Certificate of Proficiency will need to begin the testing process again in the new test series.

Announcements

  • The March 21 & 22, 2020 California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) has been cancelled due to many school closures pertaining to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). With the utmost regard for the safety and the well-being of our test takers, proctors, and testing center staff and in following the best available guidance from the California Department of Public Health and other California agencies, the California Department of Education has cancelled the March 21 and 22, 2020 CHSPE testing. Registration for all persons registered for the March test date will be transferred to the same test location for the next test administration, which is scheduled on the weekend of June 20, 2020. Additional testing sites will be available to account for the anticipated June CHSPE test takers. If you are unable to test on the weekend of June 20, 2020, please contact the CHSPE office by phone at 866-342-4773 or by email at chspe@scoe.net, and we will work to refund your test registration fees.

Calendar

  • Thu
    Apr 16

    Regular Registration Opens for the June 20, 2020 Administration

  • Wed
    Apr 22

    Unofficial Results Posted for the March 2020 Administration [Cancelled]

  • Fri
    Apr 24

    Official March 2020 Results Mailed [Cancelled]


Google Translate

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.