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​Job 1: Protecting the Public


HRPA’s mission is to be a 
regulatory association that sets the standards of learning, competence and conduct for members to enhance the standing of the human resources profession and protect the public.​

Because all HRPA members and registrants agree as a condition of membership to be bound by HRPA’s Rules of Professional Conduct (PDF), they not only deliver people strategies that drive results for their employers and clients, they protect the employees, contractors and other stakeholders affected by those strategies. ​

Designated members — Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRPs), Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRLs) Leaders and Certified Human Resources Executives (CHREs) — are trusted by Canada’s business leaders to add business value while ensuring compliance with all workplace legislation and standards. Their commitment to ethical conduct, competence through life-long learning, and to the protection of the public interest are what differentiate HRPA members as true professionals.

As a public regulator, HRPA is a trusted advisor to government, helping to ensure that all Ontarians are treated fairly, whether it is pay equity, workplace accessibility, or protection of human rights.

What differentiates certified HR​ professionals

  • Effective regulatory framework

  • Academic training: HR, business, ethics​

  • Diploma or Degree

  • Rigorous examinations 

  • Supervised professional experience

  • Continuing Professional Development based upon HRPA’s CPD Skills Gap Analysis​ tool which identifies skills gaps and prioritizes career planning

More on Professional Requirements​​


Learn more about HRPA as a public regulator

​Job 1: Protecting the Public


HRPA’s mission is to be a 
regulatory association that sets the standards of learning, competence and conduct for members to enhance the standing of the human resources profession and protect the public.​

Because all HRPA members and registrants agree as a condition of membership to be bound by HRPA’s Rules of Professional Conduct (PDF), they not only deliver people strategies that drive results for their employers and clients, they protect the employees, contractors and other stakeholders affected by those strategies. ​

Designated members — Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRPs), Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRLs) Leaders and Certified Human Resources Executives (CHREs) — are trusted by Canada’s business leaders to add business value while ensuring compliance with all workplace legislation and standards. Their commitment to ethical conduct, competence through life-long learning, and to the protection of the public interest are what differentiate HRPA members as true professionals.

As a public regulator, HRPA is a trusted advisor to government, helping to ensure that all Ontarians are treated fairly, whether it is pay equity, workplace accessibility, or protection of human rights.

What differentiates certified HR​ professionals

  • Effective regulatory framework

  • Academic training: HR, business, ethics​

  • Diploma or Degree

  • Rigorous examinations 

  • Supervised professional experience

  • Continuing Professional Development based upon HRPA’s CPD Skills Gap Analysis​ tool which identifies skills gaps and prioritizes career planning

More on Professional Requirements​​


Learn more about HRPA as a public regulator

Registering a complaint against an HRPA member

​​A complaint against an HRPA member may be registered by anyone, including a member of the public, a fellow HRPA member or the Registrar on behalf of HRPA. More information about submitting a professional complaint​ with HRPA about one of its members.

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