Eligibility Information

You may take the CHSPE only if on the test date you:

  • are at least sixteen years old, or

  • have been enrolled in grade ten for one academic year or longer, or

  • will complete one academic year of enrollment in grade ten at the end of the semester during which the next regular administration will be conducted. (Regular administrations are the fall and spring administration each school year.)

Content produced by the Sacramento County Office of Education for the California Department of Education.

The California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) is a testing program established by California law (Education Code Section 48412).