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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 Program

A 4-module introduction to the workplace, including discussion of professionalism and ethics, with a Pass on completion. 

​CHRP Employment Law Exam

​A multiple-choice exam (approx. 100 questions) which assesses basic knowledge of employment and workplace law in Ontario.

CHRL Employment Law 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

​​​​​​​​​​​​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 Program

A 4-module introduction to the workplace, including discussion of professionalism and ethics, with a Pass on completion. 

​CHRP Employment Law Exam

​A multiple-choice exam (approx. 100 questions) which assesses basic knowledge of employment and workplace law in Ontario.

CHRL Employment Law 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

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...

  • ​They are HRPA registrants in good standingCHRP.jpg

  • 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 are open. Apply now!

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