Become a CHRP
There are many reasons to become a CHRP. The Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation is the mark of an HR professional. Those who hold the CHRP designation have proven their knowledge of all aspects of HR and have demonstrated to employers and colleagues that they are a true HR expert.
A 2012 report released by HRPA and Payscale, The Value of a CHRP, indicates that CHRPs enjoy several advantages when it comes to career progression and compensation.
The current process for obtaining the CHRP is below, but changes are coming! As of January 1, 2013, CHRP Candidates (those who have successfully completed the National Knowledge Exam ®) will be subject to an experience assessment to complete their designation rather than the NPPA exam. Find out more about the Experience Assessment.
Currently, to obtain the CHRP designation, HR professionals must be a member in good standing of their provincial association, prove that they have a degree from an accredited institution in Canada or the equivalent and successfully complete two exams:
After successfully passing the NKE, a person is referred to as a CHRP Candidate. CHRP Candidates are required to hold a degree from an accredited college or university prior to writing the NPPA. After successfully passing the NPPA, a person is referred to as a CHRP. Holders of the CHRP designation are required to recertify every three years.
Starting in January 1, 2013 the process for achieving the CHRP designation will change. The NPPA is being phased out and the final sitting of this exam will be June 2013. In its place will be an assessment of experience. CHRP Candidates will be required to demonstrate that they hold a degree from an accredited college or university (or the equivalent from outside of Canada) and that they have three years of human resources work experience at a professional level.