Comparing HR Designations
The calibre of a profession is measured by the quality of its designations: M.D., P.Eng., CPA, for instance. In October 2014, HRPA introduced a new competency framework that tests both knowledge, and the ability to apply that knowledge (i.e. competency) at three distinct but related levels:
This new competency framework was implemented in support of the
Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013 (Ontario Regulation 55/16); first, to ensure that HR professionals have the knowledge and expertise expected of them, second, to align the competency framework for HR with that of other top professions, and third, to establish HR designations that are as credible and as valued by organizations as other major associations’.