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2014-15 California High School Proficiency Exam

Informational flyer for students in grades eleven and twelve.
What is the CHSPE?
Who is eligible to take the CHSPE?

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

When is the CHSPE offered?

The administration dates for the 2014–15 school year are as follows:

Test Date Saturday Morning Regular Registration Deadline
(Receipt Dated)
Late Registration Deadline
(Receipt Dated)
Emergency Registration Deadline
(Receipt Dated)
Results Mailed
October 18, 2014 September 19, 2014 October 3, 2014 October 14, 2014 November 21, 2014
March 21, 2015 February 20, 2015 March 6, 2015 March 17, 2015 April 24, 2015

There is at least one test administration center in most California counties; some counties have more than one test administration center. A list of the counties and test centers may be found at the CHSPE Test Location Web page [http://www.chspe.net/about/locations/] External link opens in new window or tab. in the CHSPE Information Bulletin also available on this Web site.

Certificate of Proficiency

California law requires that the Certificate of Proficiency be equivalent to a high school diploma. Institutions that are subject to California law and that require a high school diploma also must accept a Certificate of Proficiency. A student who receives a Certificate of Proficiency may, with verified parental approval, leave high school early. The Certificate of Proficiency, however, is not equivalent to completing all course work required for regular graduation from high school. Speak to your school counselor to understand the benefits of the Certificate of Proficiency. This certificate meets the federal financial aid requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent. If you are planning to continue your studies in a college or university, contact the admissions office so that you may understand its requirements and whether or not the CHSPE certificate will be accepted.

For More Information

Additional information about the examination, visit the CHSPE Web site [http://www.chspe.net] External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-866-342-4773.

Questions:   CHSPE Office | chspe@cde.ca.gov | 1-866-342-4773
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