The California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) awards qualified candidates with the equivalent of a high school diploma. The CHSPE, given only in English, evaluates your proficiency in basic math, writing, and reading.
The total exam is 3-1/2 hours long and is divided into two sections:
The test starts at exactly 8:00 a.m. — if you arrive after that, you won't be allowed to take the test; you'll be counted as absent; and you won't get your money back — no refund or credit. On test day, plan to arrive well before 8:00 a.m., to allow time to sign in, get settled into your seat, and to relax for a few moments.
You must bring
An official photo identification such as a driver's license, high school photo ID card, passport, or U.S. military photo ID card. Previously you could bring a school yearbook along or a notarized statement with photo as ID; these are no longer acceptable.
Your admission ticket
A few No. 2 pencils, sharpened and with erasers
A basic calculator (optional). Not all calculators are acceptable, so check with the CHSPE for details.
If you have any questions, call the CHSPE toll-free at (866) 342-4773.