​​CHRP 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 Professional (CHRP) is the entry level designation. It is also the best known HR designation in Canada and available exclusively from HRPA. Human Resources professionals at entry level may be entering the workforce, acting in roles that are mostly administrative in nature, such as a contributing role in a larger HR function, or a sole HR practitioner in a small HR function. Individuals in this level would have responsibilities such as supporting HR initiatives, executing tasks passed down from management, and operating at the tactical and transactional levels. They often have titles such as Human Resources Assistant, Staffing Coordinator, Human Resources Clerk, or Human Resources Coordinator.
​​The CHRP validates your knowledge of HR, your workplace readiness and your commitment to career-long learning and ethical practice. It is the best known HR designation in Canada and available exclusively from HRPA. Co​mpletion of the CHRP requirements confers the right to use the title Certified Human Resources Professional and the right to use the initials CHRP after your name.

CHRP Designation Requirements

Requirements for the CHRP designation are:

Requirements for maintaining the CHRP designation are:

If you have any questions about the CHRP designation, please contact the Office of the Registrar​.​​​

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