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​​CHRE Designation Requirements

 

Entry Level DesignationProfessional Level DesignationExecutive Level Designation
Certified Human Resources Professional​ (CHRP)Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL)Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE)

The Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) is the executive level designation. HR professionals at the CHRE level have, through personal attributes and achievements, reached the upper echelons of the profession. Although most senior HR professionals will be found in the corporate world, senior professionals are also found in other settings such as consulting.

The CHRE designation is reserved for proven, high-impact leaders with a high level of experience and responsibility such as leading the HR function in large organizations, developing and executing significant HR projects, working with Boards or HR Committees, dealing with executive compensation, and having responsibility for HR strategies in support of long term organizational goals.

​​​​To earn the CHRE designation, candidates must have acquired executive level competencies in areas such as governance, business strategy, and executive compensation.

CHRE Application: A Two-Step Process

The application process for the Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designation consists of two steps:

 

Phase 1: Online Self-assessment

The first step is an online self-assessment based on markers of seniority. These include experience, title, education, compensation, and both the scale and scope of your role in your organization. Additional consideration is given to CHRL designation holders. When answering, please refer to your most senior position, even ​if you are no longer in that role.

For consultants who may not work in a large organization today, it is very important that you describe the scope of the role you play for the organizations with which you typically work.

The online self-assessment weights each of the foregoing factors to provide an initial indication of your eligibility for the CHRE designation. The self-assessment tool requires Adobe Flash.

The self-assessment gives an idea of whether it would be worthwhile to complete an application. It also helps potential candidates determine whether the CHRE is the right designation for them.

CHRE Application: A Two-Step Process

The application process for the Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designation consists of two steps:

 

Phase 1: Online Self-assessment

The first step is an online self-assessment based on markers of seniority. These include experience, title, education, compensation, and both the scale and scope of your role in your organization. Additional consideration is given to CHRL designation holders. When answering, please refer to your most senior position, even ​if you are no longer in that role.

For consultants who may not work in a large organization today, it is very important that you describe the scope of the role you play for the organizations with which you typically work.

The online self-assessment weights each of the foregoing factors to provide an initial indication of your eligibility for the CHRE designation. The self-assessment tool requires Adobe Flash.

The self-assessment gives an idea of whether it would be worthwhile to complete an application. It also helps potential candidates determine whether the CHRE is the right designation for them.

Phase 1 self-assessment is a snapshot in time of your seniority
​Passing Phase 1 is not a guarantee that your Phase 2 application will be successful, but it also means that even if you are not successful now you may meet the requirement in the future.

Phase 2 – Written Application

Applicants who successfully completed Phase 1 will be invited to continue the application process. In Phase 2, you will be asked in your written application to provide one example for each of the fifteen Enabling Competencies as outlined in the CHRE Phase 2 Application.

Your examples should follow the STAR-framework: Situation – Task – Action – Result.

The assessment of your written application will be conducted by a CHRE Review Panel. The panel is made up of three CHRE designates who have been trained in the designation assessment process.

In each case, the panel determines whether the candidate has demonstrated these competencies to the level expected of a senior HR professional. The CHRE Evaluation Grid​ provides detailed information about each of the assessment criteria.

For more information, please review the Gu​ide​ to the Certified ​​Human Resources Executive (CHRE) ​Designation.

 

Fee

Successful applications are levied a one-time administrative fee of $350 plus tax that must be paid before the designation can officially be granted.  There are no other fees associated with the CHRE designation except the annual membership dues.
 

Continuing Professional Development

​CHRE members are expected to meet the continuing professional development (CPD) requirement​​​ in order to maintain the designat​ion. The CPD requirement is 66.67 hours of CPD in every three-year reporting period. ​

If you have any questions about the process, please contact James Howell​, Regulatory Process Specialist, Office of the Registrar. ​

​Demonstration of CHRE Competencies

Individual Skills

  • Critical thinking and analysis

  • Technological savvy

  • Research skills

  • Quantitative skills

  • Critical legal thinking

 

​Team Skills​

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Project management

  • Decision-making skills

  • Business acumen

  • Independence

 

Organizationa​l Skills

  • Ethical behaviour and professionalism

  • Relationship management

  • Negotiation and influencing

  • Strategic and organizational leadership

  • Integration

Senior leader of a large organization?
​You may qualify for the Invitation Route. Check the Guide to the CHRE​ Designation for more information.​
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