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.


  • Late Registration Period It is now the late registration period for the June 15, 2019 administration. The late registration deadline is May 31, 2019. Registration materials including the registration form, proof of eligibility, and the appropriate payment must be received in the CHSPE Office on that date to avoid emergency registration fees. The deadline to request test accommodations for the June 2019 administration was April 26, 2019.
  • The CHSPE Office is closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday. Admission tickets for the June 2019 CHSPE administration will be mailed and emailed starting June 5, 2019.


  • Fri
    May 31

    Late Registration Deadline for the June 15, 2019 Administration

  • Tue
    Jun 11

    Emergency Registration Deadline for the June 15, 2019 Administration

  • Tue
    Jun 11

    Registration for June 15, 2019 Administration is Closed

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.