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. The assessment of experience will replace the NPPA completely after the final sitting of the NPPA exam in June of 2013. Find out more about the Experience Assessment.
The National Professional Practice Assessment® (NPPA) measures one’s understanding of the Required Professional Capabilities (RPCs) using a situational judgment test. More details about NPPA content and structure can be found on www.chrp.ca.
CHRP Candidates must register to write the NPPA within five years of passing the National Knowledge Exam® (NKE).
CHRP Candidates – those who have passed the National Knowledge Exam® (NKE) – are required to hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university to register for the NPPA and to qualify for the CHRP designation. CHRP Candidates will be required to prove they hold a degree by the registration deadline for the NPPA. Proof of degree is required to register for the exam.
In order to meet the degree requirement, you must prove that you have a degree from an accredited Canadian institution or the equivalent from a non-Canadian institution. Search a directory of accredited Canadian institutions.
If you received your degree within Canada, you will need to contact the university’s registry and have your transcript sent directly to the CHRP Registrar at BC HRMA. The transcript fee is about $10-$15.
If your degree is from outside of Canada, you will need to have a basic report completed by either of the following:
The cost for a basic report is about $125.
If you earned the CHRP designation prior to the degree requirement, you do not need a degree unless you fail to maintain the designation.
$500 + $60 HST = $560.00
Pre-payment is required for the NPPA.
Please note: if you are writing the exam outside of Canada, HST does not apply.
You must register to write the NPPA. Registration deadlines are two months in advance of the exam sessions. CHRP Candidates must register for the NPPA within five years of passing the NKE.
A reminder that the assessment of experience will replace the NPPA completely after the final sitting of the NPPA exam in June of 2013. Find out more about this change here: Experience Assessment
Exam sessions are held in five communities across BC: Burnaby, Kamloops, Kelowna, Prince George, Victoria. If you are in a remote location or traveling out of province or country, there is an option to arrange a proctor. Please contact email@example.com.
The assessment of experience will replace the NPPA completely after the final sitting of the NPPA exam in June of 2013. Find out more about this change.
Exam results are mailed approximately eight weeks after each exam session. This includes the time needed to receive exams, verify all exam documents have been returned, as well as the time to process and score exams. It also allows time for the results to be reviewed and the quality of the exam verified.
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After successfully completing the requirements for the designation, you will be a CHRP. Find out more about maintaining your designation.