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.


  • Emergency Registration Period It is now the emergency registration period. The emergency registration deadline for the October administration is October 16, 2018. Registration materials, including the registration form, proof of eligibility, and appropriate payment, must be received in the CHSPE Office by 5 pm on October 16, 2018 or you will not be registered. A limited number of test locations are available for emergency registration.
  • Test Date The October 2018 CHSPE administration date is Saturday, October 20. The CHSPE Office will be open from 7 am to 1:30 pm on the test date. Results for the October CHSPE administration will be mailed November 23, 2018. Unofficial results will also be available for a limited time beginning at 5 pm on November 21, 2018.


  • Tue
    Oct 16

    Emergency Registration Deadline for the October 20, 2018 Administration

  • Tue
    Oct 16

    Registration for October 20, 2018 Administration is Closed

  • Sat
    Oct 20

    October 2018 Test Administration

Introducing a new feature: 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.