HRPA's certification process has five components:
These requirements may be achieved in any sequence with the exception that the requisite coursework must be completed before attempting the exam and you must be a member of HRPA to write the exam and to have your experience recognized. This means there are different paths to certification and the sequence in which requirements are met may differ from one individual to the next. For many new entrants to the field, coursework will be completed within the context of a degree program, followed by writing the knowledge exam and completing the experience requirement. For experienced candidates, the sequence may start with a degree, then work experience, followed by the alternate route to coursework requirement and ending with passing the national knowledge exam.
When all requirements have been sucessfully completed, individuals are notified that they have met all of the requirements for the CHRP designation as established by the Board of Directors of HRPA and the register has been updated with this information.
HRPA is committed to providing registration practices that are transparent, objective, impartial and fair. HRPA's certification process is designed such that individuals who immigrate to Ontario from other countries do not encounter unnecessary barriers to certification.
Requirements for Retaining the Designation
In order to maintain the CHRP designation, CHRP Members are required to:
- Maintain continous membership
- Display their CHRP certificate
- Abide by the HRPA Rules of Professional Conduct
- Meet recertification requirements. For more detailed information about the recertification, visit the Recertification section of our website.
HRPA's Office of the Registrar is the contact point for all matters relating to certification
If you have any questions about certification, please contact the Office of the Registrar at email@example.com