After successful completion of the CHRP Employment Law Exam or CHRL Employment Law Exam, the final requirement in the CHRP designation process is the Job Ready Program.
The purpose of the Job Ready Program is to provide training around professionalism and ethics. It is divided into four modules:
- Module 1: Professionalism in Human Resources
o What does it mean for HR professionals?
- Module 2: Public Interest & Professional Ethics
o The challenges of being a Human Resource Professional—our obligations as regulated professionals
- Module 3: Ethical Peril in Human Resources
o Tricky situations and how to handle them professionally—where the ethical integrity of HR professionals is most often tested
- Module 4: Doing it Right & the Principles of Ethics
o HRPA’s Rules of Professional Conduct and how they apply in everyday situations
Participation in the Job Ready Program is mandatory for those pursuing the CHRP designation, but it is not intended to be a hurdle. It takes approximately four hours of learning time to complete the program, including time to review the required readings. Once the four modules have concluded, you will be asked to complete a brief assessment.
Prerequisite to the Job Ready Program
To be eligible to participate in the Job Ready Program, you must successfully pass the CHRP Employment Law Exam. The CHRL Employment Law Exam also qualifies as a prerequisite for the Job Ready Program; however, the Job Ready Program is not a requirement of the CHRL.
Once you have successfully passed the CHRP or CHRL Employment Law Exam, access to the Job Ready Program will be granted through the official Employment Law results letter.
Fees, Scoring and Exemptions
There is no fee for the Job Ready Program. In order to complete the program, members must score an 80% or higher on the final assessment. However, scores are not recorded in your HRPA record. It is not possible to be exempted from the Job Ready Program if you wish to obtain the CHRP. Everyone working toward the CHRP must complete the Job Ready Program before the designation can be granted.
HRPA is automatically notified when you complete the Job Ready Program. Designations are granted in the order notifications are received. Please allow between 5 and 10 business days for a designation to be granted. An official granting letter is sent by email soon as the granting has been processed.
Please note that until you receive a granting letter, you are not permitted to use the CHRP designation.
The documents listed below in the Required Reading section are intended to be reviewed prior to beginning the Job Ready Program:
Are Professional Ethics and Business Ethics the Same Thing? (PDF)
Between a Rock and a Hard Place (PDF)
Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013
Rules of Professional Conduct (PDF)
Professionalism for HR Professionals (PDF)
Professionalism More Than Just Agreeing to a EULA (PDF)
The Costs and Obligations of Professionhood (PDF)
The Rationale for Regulating HR Professionals in Ontario (PDF)
What is the Public Interest (PDF)
What It Means to be a Professional (PDF)