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 Membership Requirement

An individual must maintain membership in good standing with HRPA from the point they start their CHRP certification process through the completion of their certification process. The start of the certification process is defined as the earlier of the following events:

  1. Submission of one or more transcripts towards meeting the CHRP coursework requirement
  2. Submission of a degree transcript towards meeting the CHRP degree requirement
  3. Registration for the National Knowledge Exam (NKE)
  4. Application for the Validation of Experience, or
  5. Application for other certification related processes such as the Alternate Route or Credit for Non-Approved Courses

Once the CHRP has been earned, membership in good standing with HRPA is required in order to maintain the designation. Unlike other credentials such as degrees, professional designations require that the regulatory body have on-going jurisdiction over its members. Though individuals who lapse their membership while pursuing certification may join HRPA again, they must meet the terms outlined in HRPA’s Reinstatement Policy (PDF).

  • Individuals with questions regarding the membership requirement and certification are encouraged to contact the Office of the Registrar at
  • Individuals with questions regarding achieving membership, categories, fees and how to register are encouraged to contact the Membership Team at

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