Professional designation

CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional) certification is the professional designation for human resources professionals in Canada. In Ontario, the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) regulates the HR profession, establishes the requirements for earning the CHRP designation and issues the CHRP to successful candidates.

In Ontario, students must successfully complete nine courses before registering for the National Knowledge Exam (NKE). An average of 70% is required in these nine courses with no individual course achieving lower than 65%. Each course expires 10 years after completion. National Knowledge Exams are written twice yearly - in May and October. These academic course requirements comprise the core human resources competencies.

For specific course offerings, please see:

For more information, please contact:

Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
200-150 Bloor W, Toronto ON M5S 2X9
Tel 416.923.2324 x 342
Toll free 1.800.387.1311 x 342
Fax 416.923.7264

Course Equivalencies

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