Important HRPA Updates - COVID-19

The well-being of our members, volunteers, stakeholders and staff is our utmost priority, and we will continue to update you on the evolving situation. We hope that you and your families remain safe and healthy as this global health challenge continues to unfold.

Every day, HRPA is diligently monitoring the global COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is changing daily, and direction from health leaders and governments is rapidly evolving. To support all and mitigate the impact of COVID-19, HRPA has made to the way we operate and support public protection. We thank you for your understanding during this time that is anything but business as usual.

HRPA Office Closure

The HRPA Toronto office is currently closed. We remain committed to serving you and the HRPA team is working remotely to assist you, M-F, 8AM – 4:30PM ET. Please accept our apologies for any delays. At this time, HRPA is requesting payments to be paid via credit card or EFT.

COVID-19 Resources

HRPA has compiled COVID-19 information and materials, available through our online COVID-19 Resources.

Connect with Your HRPA Community Online!

With the ongoing developments around COVID-19, many of you have been seeking input on best practices from your peers across many of the different forums we have available to you. As an HRPA registrant you have the opportunity to interact with HR professionals throughout the province on our Online Communities platform.

To join our community, click here.

Office of the Registrar


To assist our registrants who may have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are extending our annual renewal deadline from May 31st to July 31st, 2020. We appreciate that you and your families are currently facing unique and unexpected challenges, and we are here to support you during this difficult time.

Renewal remains open and available online. Due to COVID-19, we are requesting all dues be paid by credit card, as we are unable to process cheque payments during our office closure; and will be delayed to be processed until our office is reopened. For any assistance please contact

Registrants who are currently unemployed, on parental leave, on contract or retired may be eligible to apply for HRPA’s Renewal Dues Assistance Program (RDAP). For more details about the program including the application form, please click here.


Consistent with global efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, HRPA has implemented a number of measures to help ensure the safety and well-being of our employees, registrants, exam candidates, stakeholders, and the extended community. We sincerely thank you for your patience during this time. To be fair to our exam candidates, decisions as to whether an exam administration would be cancelled need to be made well in advance of the scheduled date of the opening of the window.

HRPA has made the decision to cancel the Spring series of examinations. The CHRP and CHRL Employment Law Exams scheduled in May 2020 have been cancelled. The Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE 1) scheduled for June 1 – 15, 2020 has been cancelled and Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE 2) scheduled for June 22 - July 7, 2020 has been cancelled. A critical dependency is that the exams are delivered by Prometric. At this time, there were no guarantees that the exam sessions in the Spring would go ahead as the situation with COVID – 19 continues to evolve. 

ExamScheduled windowDecision
CHRP Employment LawMay 4 – 23, 2020Cancelled
CHRL Employment LawMay 11 - 26, 2020Cancelled
CKE1June 1 - 15, 2020Cancelled
CKE2June 22 – July 7, 2020Cancelled
CHRP Employment LawSept 8 – 23, 2020TBD
CHRL Employment LawSept 14 – 28, 2020TBD
CKE1Oct 13 – 27, 2020TBD
Nov 2 - 17, 2020TBD
​HRPA Challenge Exams    
​May 4-6, 2020

HRPA is dedicated to support exam candidates in their pursuit of the CHRP or CHRL designations with the least amount of disruptions as reasonably possible. HRPA is endeavoring to communicate any changes to the exam schedule to all those who may be directly impacted and is committed to keeping all exam candidates informed and up to date.  

At this time, we remain optimistic that all the exams scheduled for the fall will still be administered as planned. However, as this situation is rapidly evolving it is strongly recommended that you visit the relevant websites as listed below for the most up to date information about exams:

Spring Exam Refunds

HRPA will be refunding all examination candidates who have registered and paid for exams in full. HRPA is unable to hold or transfer your examination fees to the next sitting. You will be will required to register and pay for the Fall series of exams. If you have already purchased one of the exam preparation products, your subscription will be extended until the next administration of the exams in the Fall of 2020, at no cost to you.


HRPA recognizes that completing CPD logs by the May 31, 2020 deadline may be a concern; and have updated our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) extension policy, specifically regarding COVID-19.

If you hold the CHRP, CHRL and/or CHRE and are due to submit your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) log on May 31st, 2020, please be advised that your CPD period remains unchanged despite the extension of the renewal deadline and only activities within your CPD period will qualify to meet the requirement of 66.67 CPD hours. You do have extra time to complete and submit your log though – CPD logs can now be submitted until July 31st, 2020.

Require an Extension?

If you require an extension to your CPD period past May 31st, 2020, please complete the CPD Extension Request Form by July 31st, 2020 and submit it to  In addition to submitting the completed Extension Request Form, please submit a completed log with the hours earned to date. For COVID-19 related extension requests, we are waiving the requirement to submit documentation in support of the request for an extension and a professional development plan outlining how you intend to meet the outstanding CPD hours

In addition to submitting the completed Extension Request Form, registrants requesting an extension to the CPD deadline must submit a completed log with the hours earned to date. For COVID-19 related extension requests, we are waiving the requirement to submit documentation in support of the request for an extension and a professional development plan outlining how the registrant intends to meet the outstanding CPD hours.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at


Completing Your CPD:

For information on your specific CPD cycle you can access your online CPD log through the dashboard of your user account, or you may contact an HRPA staff member in the Office of the Registrar at  

If you are due to submit your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) log by May 31, 2020, please submit your activities using the online CPD log that is accessible through your Dashboard. 

Detailed information about the CPD requirement is available in the Continuing Professional Development section of our website here.

  • Remember to ask yourself "Does this activity further my skills, competency, knowledge-base and abilities as an HR practitioner?" If the answer is 'Yes' and you can explain the connection, then the activity should be logged.
  • Review the CPD Handbook which provides instructions on how to access your online CPD Log and record your activities. This can be found on the HRPA website here.
  • Review the CPD Log Categories and Definitions document as it contains detailed information regarding the different activities that fall under each category, as well as how to calculate the appropriate CPD hours. This can be found on the HRPA website here.


CPD logging online webinar:

  • Review the CPD online webinar titled: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirement Explained. This webinar addresses how to maintain your CHRP, CHRL or CHRE designation through Continuing Professional Development, and will address the five CPD categories, how to assess if an activity qualifies for CPD, how to record and appropriately calculate CPD hours, and provide information about how to complete and submit your CPD log, and the steps to take if you are unable to meet your CPD requirement during your CPD cycle. You can view the webinar here.


Professional Development

HRPA is pleased to continue its online learning options. 

HRPA Professional Development has been working with partners on redesigning our popular Certificate Programs to Online Format. Please checkHRPA Calendar of Events for updates regularly. 

Many webinars are free and CPD-qualified. Click here to discover opportunities.

Knowledge Bank provides you with a quick and easy means of supporting your personal and professional development.

If you have questions, please contact


HRPA Chapters

Chapter in-person events – cancelled until June 30, 2020


Your Chapter recognizes the value of local training to support you as a HR Professional.

Out of an abundance of caution, all HPRA Chapters will not host any in person events until after June 30, 2020.

Any event scheduled prior to April 6 are cancelled.

Attendees will be refunded, and we look forward to rescheduling.


Beginning April 6, 2020 – Professional Development Complimentary & Online Only

All of our Chapter events and programs will be hosted online and will be FREE for all HRPA members, beginning April 6, 2020 until June 30, 2020.


Chapter Online Learning Solutions

Our teams have been working diligently to prepare alternative virtual solutions to enable you to continue with your professional development and have prepared a suite of online options available currently through this link.


Additionally, the Association and Chapters are updating their current program line up and moving toward virtual offerings where possible. Click here to view current updates on programming.


In place of the Association's in-person school presentations, the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) will be conducting online webinars during the week of March 30 to April 3 for those interested in becoming a student registrant and learning more about HPRA.

Monday, March 30: 12pm – 1pm

Tuesday, March 31: 12pm – 1pm

Wednesday, April 1: 11am – 12pm

Thursday, April 2: 12pm – 1pm

Friday, April 3: 12pm – 1pm

Student Case Competition 

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and to support the health of all, HRPA will be postponing our Student Case Competition. We look forward to providing an update soon. 


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