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Obtaining the CHRP is a multiple-hurdle process.  Each hurdle involves a decision or determination as to whether an individual has met the requirement.  It is simply the case that not all individuals who apply will be successful in meeting any given requirement:  some individuals will fail courses and exams; others will have their achievements and experience found to fall short of the established standard.  Some of these determinations are based on the judgment of panels, others involve mechanical scoring processes.  Although HRPA takes every measure to ensure that decisions (assessments and determinations) are transparent, objective, impartial and fair, the possibility of error exists in all human endeavours.  HRPA has put in place a comprehensive set of re-assessment processes that provide for a review of assessments and determinations.  HRPA also provides for an appeals process.

A re-assessment is a second opinion.  The facts that were used for the original assessment or determination are reviewed anew by an independent panel or process .At HRPA, the word re-assessment, rather than appeal, is used to refer to the process of getting a second opinion regarding an assessment or determination that a candidate has met a requirement. The word assessment here is not used in its narrow technical sense but in its broader sense which includes all determinations as to whether an individual has met a given requirement.

An important thing to note is that for a re-assessment  there is no need to have ‘grounds’ for the re-assessment.  Candidates do not need to give any reasons for requesting a re-assessment. 

An essential aspect of re-assessments is that the no new facts are introduced—that is, the re-assessment is based on the same set of facts as the initial assessment.  For instance, if an applicant failed to put some pertinent information on an application form, a re-assessment would not consider this new information.  In such cases, the approach would be to file a new application.

It should be noted at this point that many processes at HRPA have their own ‘built-in’ review processes.  For instance, in the validation of experience process, whenever a panel comes to a negative determination, the case is automatically reviewed by the Chair of the Certification Sub-Committee.  In some cases, the Chair of the Certification Sub-Committee will request a second panel th review the decision of the first panel.  All this happens within the initial determination.

The general rules for re-assessments are as follow:

  • candidates must file for a re-assessment within 60 days of receiving notification of the original decision,
  • candidates must pay the fee for the re-assessment (if the initial decision is overturned based on the re-assessment, this fee will be refunded),
  • only one re-assessment can be requested for any given decision, and
  • the decision of the second committee, sub-committee, or panel is final.

Requesting a re-assessment

There are no special forms to fill out to request a re-assessment; all that is required is to send a letter or email to the Office of the Registrar requesting a re-assessment.  This letter or email must include arrangements for payment.



Initial Cost

Cost of Re-assessment

EAP Course grade rescore

$445 or $545


Challenge exam rescore



Course equivalency re-assessment

$50 per course


Alternate route re-assessment



Validation of experience re-assessment



NKE manual rescore



SHRP re-assessment




Individuals with questions regarding re-assessments are encouraged to contact the Office of the Registrar staff at

Office of the Registrar