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 Online Academic Program

Spring 2016 registration is now open. Deadline to register: May 13, 2016

The Spring Semester begins between  May 2nd and May 13th and ends between July 22 and August 5th, 2016. (Flexible start and completion dates to suit your schedule.)

HRPA’s Online Academic Program provides the academic courses required for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation in a convenient, online format

Currently, these courses also meet the coursework requirement for the new Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation.

Please note: updates related to the new certification framework means that the requirements for the CHRL designation will be added to over the next 3-5 years.  Depending on when you complete the coursework requirement, write the exam or submit your Validation of Experience, additional requirements may apply. Please consult our comprehensive chart for the timing and implementation of the upgraded CHRL requirements. 




HRPA's online courses are available to anyone, anywhere, for convenient learning on your computer. These classes are completely online and contain extensive multimedia lectures available 24 x 7 with downloadable PowerPoint slides, progress quizzes, and a discussion board where you will post answers to assignments, ask questions of your instructor and interact with other learners. 

 The Online Academic Program includes courses in:

  • Human Resources Management - available now
  • Organizational Behaviour - available now
  • Training & Development.- available now
  • HR Planning - available now
  • Health & Safety - available now
  • Accounting & Financial Management - available now
  • Compensation - available now
  • Labour Relations - available now
  • Recruitment & Selection - available now

The Online Academic Program course schedule is a three-semester schedule, with semesters beginning in the fall (September to December), winter (January to April) and spring (May to August). All nine courses are offered.

For information about the program and the courses, please contact Kelly Morris at tel: 416-923-2324 x342, or

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Fees and Methods of Payment

New -  as of Spring 2014 - Member and Non-Member pricing

Member price per course - $350.00 + hst

Non-member price per course - $395.00 + hst

** textbooks are not included in the price**

Payment for online evening courses must be made online

  • Visa
  • Mastercard


Textbooks must be purchased separately and are not included in the course fees. Textbooks can be purchased from the publishers directly or from college or university bookstores. Instructions on how to purchase textbooks and applicable web links are provided as part of the course outline and are available when you register for the course. You will need to have purchased the required textbooks and/or reference material prior to the start of class.

Education Records

HRPA maintains an online education record for members only. Upon joining HRPA, original grade letters for course credits previously earned must be submitted to HRPA for inclusion in the online records.

Program Entry Requirements

There is no English proficiency requirement needed to register for courses in the Online Academic Program, however, to ensure success in the courses, it is strongly recommended that course registrants have both verbal and written proficiency at the post-secondary level.

HRPA does not require prerequisite courses to be completed before registering in any of the Online Academic Program courses. Courses can be completed in any order and do not have to be completed solely at HRPA. HRPA is not a degree-granting institution and, as a result, there is no application process for entering the program. Individuals may simply register for courses as they wish and entry is subject to course availability only.

It is recommended that individuals registering for finance and managerial accounting have a basic understanding of accounting concepts to ensure success in the course.

Course withdrawal and refund policy

All requests to withdraw from a course must be sent in writing to the Office of the Registrar to the attention of Kelly Morris or by fax to 416-923-8956.

All refund requests are subject to a $25 administrative fee:

Refund Request Received    % Refunded
Up to or immediately following first day of class and before second scheduled class 100%
On second day of class or before third scheduled class 50%
On or after third scheduled class 0%