Exam Registration

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CPS HR Consulting administers a range of exams for professionals seeking licenses or certifications. To register for or to learn more about an exam, click the appropriate tab.

We are currently offering exams for:

  • Inspector/Assessor
  • Supervisor (offered in English or Spanish*)
  • Project Monitor

As of October 2014, there are no longer testing fees for the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Certification Exams.

If you would like more information about the certification requirements, approved training courses, or renewing certification, please visit the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch's web site.

* Information about the Spanish Supervisor Exam

El guía de estudios del examen para Supervisor también se encuentra en español en el sitio del Internet - haga clic aquí. El guía incluye un glosario de términos. Es de alta importancia que quienquiera piense tomar el examen en español estudie estos términos con mucha atención. Los términos que tengan de haber con la arquitectura que se encontrarán en el examen son los que se encuentran en el glosario, y pueden ser diferentes que los términos usados por pueblos distintos.

CPS HR Consulting has been contracted by the CA Department of Public Health (CDPH) to provide transcript evaluation services for Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) program, Options I-IV. To be hired as an EHS trainee, you must have received a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an approved institution that includes at least 30 semester units of approved basic science courses.

For transcript evaluation services, or to obtain more information on requirements, please refer to the links on the right.

To be granted a California Notary Public commission, you must meet the requirements set by the Secretary of State's office (see handbook) and pass an examination to verify that you have at least a minimum level of knowledge regarding the laws and regulations affecting notary public services. The Notary Public Section has contracted with Cooperative Personnel Service (CPS HR) to conduct its regularly scheduled examinations at established test centers throughout the state of California.

CPS HR administers the Notary Public written examination ONLY. Information on mandatory notary education may be found on the Secretary of State's website by clicking here.

If you have already received an email with a username and temporary password, you can obtain your exam results or register for an exam by clicking “My Account” located in the menu bar on the right. Once logged in, select “View Notifications” to see a copy of your exam results letter. Exam results will be ready approximately 15 business days after the exam date.


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Notice of Probate Referee Examination

Notice is hereby given that the State Controller's Office will conduct a qualifying examination for possible appointment as Probate Referee on Saturday, April 6, 2019

The California State Controller is authorized by law to appoint at least one probate referee for each county. Currently, there are 107 appointed probate referees in California. Applicants must meet the minimum professional requirements discussed below, successfully pass an examination and be interviewed by a panel of judges and attorneys. The Controller will make his appointments after considering the recommendations from the interview panel.

Applicants for appointment must possess threshold academic and/or relevant professional experience in order to take the examination and be considered for appointment. Applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree plus at least thirty (30) class hours in appraisal/valuation classes; or
  • 2,000 hours of experience within the last four years appraising real and/or personal property; or
  • Certified as an appraiser by the California Office of Real Estate Appraisers, the Appraisal Institute or the American Society of Appraisers; or
  • Attorney with a minimum of three (3) years as a member of the California State Bar; or
  • Certified Public Accountant with a minimum of three (3) years as a licensed CPA in California



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Interested persons who meet the above requirements should e-mail CPS HR Consulting at probateinfo@cpshr.us or call (916) 263-3624, select option #4, and request an application for Probate Referee. The application and testing information are also available at www.cpshr.us or www.sco.ca.gov. Please return completed application, with exam fee by mail to: CPS HR Consulting, Attn: Probate Referee Program, 2450 Del Paso Road, Ste. 160, Sacramento, CA 95834. Applications must be received by March 25, 2019. The examination will be available to take online on Saturday, April 6, 2019, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST, at a web link to be provided.


Please note that five (5) letters of recommendation from the references you list on your application will be required to be considered for an appointment. All letters are to be received by the State Controller's Office no later than April 12, 2019. Send letters to: State Controller's Office, Probate Referee Program, Attn: Amber Camarena, 300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1850, Sacramento, CA 95814.

On February 27, 2010, Congress enacted The Social Security Disability Applicants' Access to Professional Representation Act of 2010 (PRA), Public Law No. 111-142 and revised the Act in two (2) main ways. First, the PRA permanently extended our authority to withhold 25% of a claimant's past-due benefits and directly pay any authorized fees to attorney representatives for claims filed under title XVI of the Act. Second, the PRA permanently extended our authority to withhold 25% of past-due benefits and directly pay any authorized fees to eligible non-attorney representatives under titles II and XVI of the Act who meet the following requirements:

  1. Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education or at least four years of relevant professional experience and either a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate;
  2. Pass a written examination that the Social Security Administration (SSA) writes and administers which tests the knowledge of the relevant provisions of the Act and the most recent developments in SSA and court decisions affecting titles II and XVI of the Act;
  3. Secure and maintain continuous professional liability insurance or equivalent insurance, which SSA determines to be adequate to protect claimants in the event of malpractice by the representative;
  4. Undergo a criminal background check to ensure the representative's fitness to practice before us; and
  5. Demonstrate ongoing completion of qualified courses of continuing education including education regarding ethics and professional conduct, which are designed to enhance professional knowledge in matters related to entitlement to, or eligibility for, benefits based on disability under titles II and XVI of the Act.

The application period will run from February 1 to February 28 each calendar year. However, these dates may change subject to location and resource availability. The application will be available for download during this time. An exam date and location will be published as information becomes available. Please check back for updates to exam timelines and due dates.

Prior to the passage of P.L. 111-142, Congress enacted a 5-year demonstration project, which provided direct payment to non-attorney representatives who met the same requirements as mentioned above. We held two (2) examinations in 2005 and one (1) examination each subsequent year through 2009. This demonstration project ended with the passage of P.L. 111-142.

Through the services of a private contractor, CPS HR Consulting, SSA determines if a non-attorney representative meets the requirements to be eligible for direct payment of fees for his or her claimant representative services.

You must also let us know of any changes to your mailing and email address, phone number, or if you have a name change by contacting CPS HR Consulting. You can contact CPS HR Consulting to update your information through any of the following methods.

You must also update your mailing and emailing address, phone number, name change, or payment information through the SSA-1699 process, Submitting a completed Form SSA-1699. You should continue to notify your local field office of these changes.

In addition, if at any time you have a name change, you must first fill out an application for a social security card (Form SS-5). You can get the form by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov on the Internet or any Social Security office or by calling Social Security's toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213.

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