HRPA has developed an Accommodations Policy to provide reasonable testing accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities. Reasonable accommodation refers to any adjustment to the examination materials or testing environment that permits a qualified applicant with a disability to perform without undue hardship to the institution providing accommodation. Documented disabilities are those for which there is a diagnosis by a qualified professional.
The purpose of accommodations is to provide equity, not advantage. Any requested modification that would substantially alter essential elements of the examination will not be granted.
All requests for withdrawals must be sent to HRPA using the Exam Withdrawal Form (PDF).
Cancellation and Withdrawal – a cancellation and withdrawal from a scheduled exam is defined as a request to remove your exam registration along with your scheduled appointment date and time from the two week long testing window as you no longer wish to write the exam during that session. You will be required to re-register and make payment to HRPA to take the exam. Consult the HRPA website at Important Dates for Designation Requirements for a complete schedule of examination testing windows in 2017.
- Withdrawals from the exam are permitted up to 2 calendar days prior to the examination appointment date.
- All exam withdrawals between 29-2 days from the examination appointment date are subject to a $55.00 administration.
- Withdrawals are not permitted less than 2 calendar days prior to the appointment time
- In certain extenuating circumstances (such as illness or bereavement) the withdrawal fee may be waived at HRPA's discretion. Supporting documentation must be submitted along with a withdrawal form
- Individuals who do not show up for the exam will be considered "no-shows" and will forfeit the full exam fee.
You are encouraged to reschedule or cancel/withdraw from the exam as soon as you know you won't be able to make the appointment as early as possible.
You can reschedule your exam date, appointment time or location within the two week testing window at any time, as long as you do so more than two full calendar days before your scheduled appointment time. However, a $50.00 fee will be charged to you if you reschedule your exam date,time or location less than 29 calendar days of the scheduled appointment. If you wait until you are within two calendar days of your exam appointment time you will forfeit your exam fee. You will be required to pay HRPA to re-register for the exam.
If you are required to change your exam appointment date, time or location using the reschedule/cancel option on the prometric websitewww.prometric.com/hrpa or by contacting Prometric's automated voice response system at: 1- 800-369-6268 (in North America) or by contacting Prometric's Regional Registration centre (outside of North America); the Web is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no charge for changing an appointment date, time or location if the change is made within 29 calendar days prior to your exam appointment.
Please refer to HRPA's Medical and Personal Emergency Policy.
The results for the CHRP and the CHRL Employment Law Exam will be released approximately 4-6 weeks from the end of the testing window. The exact date and time will be communicated to all exam writers via email together with instructions on how to access the results online via their member profile. HRPA will release exam results via email. Members and student registrants must also ensure that their email address provider recognizes HRPA as a safe source for emails.
If you experienced an incident during your exam session, it must be indicated on the post-exam survey as well as emailing the Office of the Registrar with your concerns within 7 days of your exam date. No action will be taken by HRPA once exam results have been released.
Please do not call the Office of the Registrar asking for results over the phone or for early release. HRPA staff are not allowed to release results over the phone and cannot release early results under any circumstances.
What is the CHRP Employment Law exam?
It is an exam which is now required to obtain the CHRP designation.
What is the CHRL Employment Law exam?
It is an exam which is now required to obtain the CHRL designation.
What does it test?
The CHRP/CHRL Employment Law exam will test the ability to correctly apply the knowledge of employment and workplace law to various situations.
Should I write the CHRP Employment Law exam or the CHRL Employment Law exam?
If you are pursuing the CHRP designation and have passed the CKE 1, you need to pass the CHRP Employment Law exam; if you are pursuing the CHRL designation and have passed the CKE 2, you need to pass the CHRL Employment Law exam.
Note: The CHRL Employment Law exam is valid for both the CHRP and CHRL designations. However you must have passed the CKE 2 to write the CHRL Employment law exam. If you have passed the CKE 1 only, you would only be eligible for the CHRP Employment Law exam and not the CHRL Employment Law exam.
How are the CHRP Employment Law exam and the CHRL Employment Law exam different?
Same format, same number of questions, same test blueprint but they will have independent standard setting processes, which means that the cut-score might not be the same. The cut-score is determined after the exams are administered so we don't know the cut-score at this time.
When will the exam be administered?
Please consult the chart at the top of the page for testing window dates. The time allotment for the exam as of January 2018 is 3.5 hours.
Who is eligible to write the exam?
Individuals who are currently pursuing the CHRP and have passed the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE 1) or as of June of 2016 will be required to complete the CHRP Employment Law. To be eligible to write this exam, you must have passed the CKE 1.
Individuals who are currently pursuing the CHRL and have passed the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE 2) as of June of 2016 will be required to complete the CHRL Employment Law. To be eligible to write this exam, you must have passed the CKE 2.
Note: The CHRL Employment Law exam is valid for both the CHRP and CHRL designations. To be eligible to write the CHRL Employment Law exam you are required to have passed the CKE 2 exam.
How much does it cost to write the exam?
The fee for the CHRP/CHRL Employment Law exam is $240 + HST.
How long are the results good for?
The results are valid for 10 years.
How should I study for the exam?
The exam does not cover new ground. Employment and workplace law was always part of the coursework requirement. Some HR programs do have a separate employment law course whereas other HR programs have chosen to distribute different aspects of workplace and employment law in their relevant functional area courses.