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​​​​​​​​​​​​For Educators

In October 2014, the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), in collaboration with dozens of HR faculty and C-level executive contributors, introduced the first new human resources competency framework in 20 years in order to meet the increasing demands of modern business and workplaces. It defines professional capabilities for designated HR practitioners entering the profession and performing mainly administrative roles (repositioning the existing CHRP as an entry-level designation); at fully professional levels comparable to a Chartered Professional Accountant (a new Certified Human Resources Leader designation, CHRL); and in the capacity of a high-impact executive (a new Certified Human Resources Executive designation, CHRE).

To provide the validation required to ensure these designations command the respect expected of a primary profession, HRPA is gradually introducing a more rigourous qualification process:

 

Designation Exams

ElementDescription
Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE 1)A conventional knowledge exam designed to assess the knowledge required to perform at the CHRP level. The starting point is the CHRP column in the HR Professional Competency Framework. A 3.5 hour exam, it consists of 150 multiple-choice questions.
Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE 2)A conventional knowledge exam designed to assess the knowledge required to perform at the CHRL level. The starting point is the CHRL column in the HR Professional Competency Framework. A 5-hour exam with a break, it consists of 250 multiple-choice questions and is scored in a non-compensatory manner (applicants must pass every section of the exam).
​Job Ready ProgramA 4-module introduction to the workplace, including discussion of professionalism and ethics, with a Pass on completion. 
​Jurisprudence 1 Exam​A multiple-choice exam (approx. 100 questions) which assesses basic knowledge of employment and workplace law in Ontario.
​Jurisprudence 2 Exam​An exam which assesses the ability to apply employment and workplace law in Ontario. It will have both multiple-choice and constructed response sections.
​CHRL Performance Exam​This will be a case-based constructed response assessment.
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Exam Availability

ElementApplicabilityExpected Availability
CKE 1 ExamCHRPNow
CKE 2 ExamCHRLNow
Job Ready ProgramCHRPAugust 2016
​Professional Program​CHRL​October 2016
​Jurisprudence 1 Exam​CHRP​November 2016
Jurisprudence 2 Exam​CHRL​November 2016
​​CHRL performance exam​CHRLSpring 2017​
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Program / Curriculum Availability

ElementApplicabilityExpected Availability
Program accreditation frameworkCHRLSeptember 2016
Curriculum – CHRPCHRPSeptember 2016
Curriculum – CHRLCHRLSeptember 2019​
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HR textbooks based on the new competency framework are being introduced across Canada (Gary Dessler and Nita Chhinzer, Human Resources Management in Canada, 13th edition. Pearson, 2017). ​

​​​​​​​​​​​​For Educators

In October 2014, the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), in collaboration with dozens of HR faculty and C-level executive contributors, introduced the first new human resources competency framework in 20 years in order to meet the increasing demands of modern business and workplaces. It defines professional capabilities for designated HR practitioners entering the profession and performing mainly administrative roles (repositioning the existing CHRP as an entry-level designation); at fully professional levels comparable to a Chartered Professional Accountant (a new Certified Human Resources Leader designation, CHRL); and in the capacity of a high-impact executive (a new Certified Human Resources Executive designation, CHRE).

To provide the validation required to ensure these designations command the respect expected of a primary profession, HRPA is gradually introducing a more rigourous qualification process:

 

Designation Exams

ElementDescription
Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE 1)A conventional knowledge exam designed to assess the knowledge required to perform at the CHRP level. The starting point is the CHRP column in the HR Professional Competency Framework. A 3.5 hour exam, it consists of 150 multiple-choice questions.
Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE 2)A conventional knowledge exam designed to assess the knowledge required to perform at the CHRL level. The starting point is the CHRL column in the HR Professional Competency Framework. A 5-hour exam with a break, it consists of 250 multiple-choice questions and is scored in a non-compensatory manner (applicants must pass every section of the exam).
​Job Ready ProgramA 4-module introduction to the workplace, including discussion of professionalism and ethics, with a Pass on completion. 
​Jurisprudence 1 Exam​A multiple-choice exam (approx. 100 questions) which assesses basic knowledge of employment and workplace law in Ontario.
​Jurisprudence 2 Exam​An exam which assesses the ability to apply employment and workplace law in Ontario. It will have both multiple-choice and constructed response sections.
​CHRL Performance Exam​This will be a case-based constructed response assessment.
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Exam Availability

ElementApplicabilityExpected Availability
CKE 1 ExamCHRPNow
CKE 2 ExamCHRLNow
Job Ready ProgramCHRPAugust 2016
​Professional Program​CHRL​October 2016
​Jurisprudence 1 Exam​CHRP​November 2016
Jurisprudence 2 Exam​CHRL​November 2016
​​CHRL performance exam​CHRLSpring 2017​
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Program / Curriculum Availability

ElementApplicabilityExpected Availability
Program accreditation frameworkCHRLSeptember 2016
Curriculum – CHRPCHRPSeptember 2016
Curriculum – CHRLCHRLSeptember 2019​
HRPA's new designation framework means your students can hit the ground running
​Repositioning the CHRP as the entry-level designation eliminates the experience and degree requirements and allows new graduates to enter the job market as designated HR professionals.​

CHRP 

Help your students get a headstart on their careers in HR with an HRPA CHRP designation, if...

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  • Completed a basic HR curriculum

  • Attained passing scores on the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, 3.5-hour Level 1 or 5-hour Level 2 (if they intend to pursue the CHRL later on) (Outside of Ontario they must have passed their provincial knowledge exam or the CKE 1 or CKE 2)

  • Attainment of a passing score on the Jurisprudence 1 exam

  • Completion of the self-paced online Job Ready program (about 4 hours to complete).

Best Masters and PhD Dissert​ation in HR

Each year HRPA and its HR Research Institute (HRRI) honour groundbreaking work in the advancement of evidenced-based HR practice by awarding cash prizes of $2,000 for the best Masters thesis and $4,000 for the best Ph.D. dissertation in human resources from students at universities across Canada. Applications open in August of each year.


HR Professionals of Tomorrow Scholarships sponsored by TD Insurance

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​HRPA is proud to have the continuing support of TD Insurance for the HR Professionals of Tomorrow Scholarship which supports both undergraduate and graduate study in HR at universities and colleges across Ontario. 

Now in its 5th year, we annually award twenty $500 HR Professional of Tomorrow scholarships: 15 at the undergraduate level, and five at the graduate level.  Applications open every August.​

Apply now​​​

Student scholarships and post-graduate program faculty grants
​​HRPA is committed to supporting all Ontario post-secondary HR programs, as well as​ faculty teaching post-graduate HR programs.

​​scholarships 

HRPA 2016 Commitment to Ontario's Post-Secondary HR programs

InstitutionDiploma Level Program ($500)Degree Level Program ($750)Graduate Faculty Grant ($1,000)Ci​ty​​Chapter Sponsor
Algonquin College​Ottawa​Ottawa
Cambrian College​SudburySudbury​
Canadore College​North Bay​North Bay
​Centennial CollegeToronto​Toronto​
​Confederation CollegeThunder BayNorthwestern Ontario
​Conestoga College
Kitchener​Grand Valley​
​Durham CollegeOshawa​Durham​
​Fanshawe CollegeLondon​London​
​Sir Sandford Fleming College​PeterboroughPeterborough​
George Brown College​Toronto​Toronto​
​Georgian CollegeBarrie​Barrie​
​Humber CollegeToronto​Toronto​
​Lambton CollegeSarnia​Sarnia​
​Loyalist CollegeBelleville​Belleville​
​Mohawk CollegeHamilton​Hamilton​
​Niagara College​Niagara FallsNiagara​
​St. Clair CollegeWindsor​​Windsor
​St. Lawrence CollegeKingston​Kingston​
​Sault CollegeSault Sainte Marie​Algoma​
​Seneca CollegeToronto​Toronto​
​Sheridan College - Hazel McCallion CampusMississauga​Peel​
Sheridan College - Davis Campus​Brampton​Peel​
​Algoma UniversitySault Sainte Marie​​Algoma​
​Brock UniversitySt. Catharines​Niagara​
​Carleton University - Sprott SchoolOttawa​​Ottawa
​Lakehead UniversityOrillia​Barrie​
​Laurentian UniversitySudbury​​Sudbury
​McMaster University - DeGroote SchoolHamilton​Hamilton​
​Nipissing University​North Bay​North Bay
​Queen's University - Industrial Relations CentreKingston​Kingston​
​Ryerson UniversityToronto​​Toronto
​Ryerson University 
Chang School of Business
Toronto​Toronto​
​Trent UniversityPeterborough​Peterborough​
​University of Guelph ​GuelphGuelph​
​University of Ontario Institute of Technology 
​OshawaDurham​
​University of Ottawa TelferOttawa​Ottawa​
​University of Toronto DowntownToronto​​Toronto
​University of Toronto MississaugaMississauga​Peel​
​University of Toronto ScarboroughTorontoToronto​
​University of WaterlooWaterloo​Grand Valley
​Western UniversityLondonLondon
​Wilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterloo​Grand Valley​
​York University​TorontoWest Toronto​
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