Important Notice: Senate Bill 820, was signed by the Governor on September 18, 2020, changing the schedule for the California High School Proficiency Examinations for school year 2020-2021. Regular examinations of the CHSPE shall be offered only if they can be administered in accordance with state and local public health orders, as determined by the Superintendent. The California Department of Education is working with its contractors to develop a new CHSPE that may be offered in early 2021; when the test will be and can be administered safely and remotely. Please check back for information about the next CHSPE administration.

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

  • Senate Bill 820, was signed by the Governor on September 18, 2020, changing the schedule for the California High School Proficiency Examinations for school year 2020-2021. Regular examinations of the CHSPE shall be offered only if they can be administered in accordance with state and local public health orders, as determined by the Superintendent. The California Department of Education is working with its contractors to develop a new CHSPE that may be offered in early 2021; when the test will be and can be administered safely and remotely. Please check back for information about the next CHSPE administration.
  • The CHSPE Office is closed Wednesday, November 24 through Sunday, November 29 for Thanksgiving Break.

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.