The CHRP Path

Step 1: Association Membership

To obtain and maintain the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, you must be a member in good standing with your provincial HR association.
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Step 2: National Knowledge Exam

The National Knowledge Exam® (NKE) assesses your understanding of HR knowledge and skills.
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Step 3: Degree Requirement

You must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
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Step 4: Experience Requirement

Submit a completed experience assessment which is validated by your current employer. This assessment must prove:

  • A minimum of three years working in an HR role within the last ten years. (At least one year must be within Canada.)
  • Experience gained using technical HR knowledge and a level of autonomy in the application of your HR knowledge. It is not necessary to be a manager or supervisor.
  • Experience covers at least two of the seven Required Professional Capabilities.

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Step 5: Congratulations, you’re a CHRP!

Maintain your membership with your provincial association and recertify your CHRP every three years.
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CHRP Fees and Dues

CHRP Application Fee $60
NKE Registration Fee $275
NKE Prep Course (optional) $285-$350
Experience Assessment Review Fee $100
Experience Assessment Certification Fee $400
Annual CHRP Dues $105
CHRP Recertification Fee $55
  • All fees and dues are subject to applicable taxes according to the member’s primary address. In BC and YT, all fees and dues are subject to 5% GST.
  • Annual CHRP Dues become payable on the date a member is granted the CHRP designation.
  • All CHRP fees and dues are in addition to Annual Member Dues.
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