The CHRP Path
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 this change here: Experience Assessment
To obtain the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, HR professionals must first be a member of BC HRMA, or the HR association within the province or territory where you live. You must be a member in good standing to complete the CHRP certification process. Become a member!
After you become a member, you can start on the path to becoming a CHRP.
Step 1: Application and National Knowledge Exam® (NKE)
Taking the first step on the CHRP path? Make things easy with the CHRP application and exam bundle.
Step 2: Educational Requirement and National Professional Practice Assessment® (NPPA)
After you have successfully completed the NKE, you will be a CHRP Candidate.
The NPPA measures one’s understanding of the RPCs using a situational judgment test. CHRP Candidates must register to write the NPPA within five years of passing the NKE. Find out more about the degree requirement and the NPPA!
Please note: step 2 is changing. The Experience Assessment path is starting January 1st, 2013.
Starting on January 1st, 2013 CHRP Candidates will be able to achieve the full CHRP designation by meeting the requirements of the Experience Assessment in place of the NPPA. The assessment of experience will replace the NPPA completely after the final sitting of the NPPA exam in June of 2013. This new path to becoming a CHRP is available from January 1st, 2013. Find out more about the Experience Assessment.
You’re a CHRP!
After successfully completing the second step in the process you will be a CHRP. CHRP’s must maintain their membership, in good standing, with their provincial association and recertify every three years.