CHRP Designation Requirements
|Entry Level Designation||Professional Level Designation||Executive 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.
Use of CPHR Prohibited
HRPA’s designations are protected by our governing Act which also prohibits the use of "CPHR" in Ontario because of the confusion it is likely to cause. It is worth noting that legislation in Quebec specifically defines its professional designation in English as the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP).