CKE 1 and CKE 2
The Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE 1) is required for the CHRP designation and is
only valid for the CHRP. The CKE 1 comprises 175 multiple-choice questions, 25 of which are test questions. The test questions are not scored and are scattered at random throughout the exam. The time allotment for the CKE 1 exam is 3 hours and 30 mins which should give exam-writers plenty of time to complete the exam.
Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE 2) is required for the CHRL designation and it is valid for
both the CHRP and the CHRL. The CKE 2 comprises 250 multiple choice questions, 25 of which are test questions. The test questions are not scored and are scattered at random throughout the exam. The time allotment for the CKE 2 exam is 5 hours which should give exam-writers plenty of time to complete the exam.
The CKE 1 and CKE 2 exams will continue to be administered in a computer-based format in approximately twenty-five locations across Ontario. If you need to write your exam outside of the province or country, it is possible as Prometric has a variety of global test centres.
Consult the table above for examination dates and testing windows.
Consult the Designation Requirements and Timetable for more information on the requirement to achieving the CHRP and CHRL designations
Transcripts and Exam Eligibility
New and Important Note: You will not be permitted to register for the CKE 1 or the CKE 2 exam until such time as HRPA has received your transcript and confirmed your eligibility to write the exam. The coursework requirement consists of successful completion of courses in nine subject areas. Successful completion means obtaining a grade of 70% or better overall in nine subject areas with no single course mark below 65%. Cou rses must be completed within ten years of the date you are registered to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE 1) or Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE 2) to be considered for eligibility.
Transcript Assessment Form and Fees
Individuals using the course by course method to meet the coursework requirement must submit complete academic transcripts including final grades for all nine required courses. Individuals submitting their first transcript in support of the coursework requirement must complete and submit the
Transcript Assessment Form (PDF) and pay the one-time transcript processing fee of
$75.00 plus HST. This is a one-time fee paid only with the submission of the member's or student's first transcript and will cover the processing of any and all subsequent transcripts.
Transcript Assessment Form (online) can be completed and submitted online. Individuals are still required to submit a transcript including their final grades for all nine required courses by mail to HRPA.
It takes approximately 5-7 business days for transcripts to be assessed. Upon receipt of transcripts for an active member or student registrant, an email confirming receipt of the transcript is sent, and an email is sent once the assessment is complete and the member or student can view the results of the assessment in their online educational record. Once the email has been received that you have met the coursework requirement you can register for the CKE 1 or CKE 2 exam.
Transcripts submitted to HRPA must be the original copy. HRPA does not accept photocopies, electronic copies, web portal downloads, faxed or emailed copies.
Original transcripts for active members can be mailed or couriered to:
HRPA - Attention: Office of the Registrar - Transcripts
150 Bloor Street West
Applicants must be a member or student registrant in good standing of HRPA and must meet the
coursework requirement before they are eligible to write the CKE 1 or the CKE 2.
Proof of a completed degree is not required to write the CKE 1 or the CKE 2, as one must meet the coursework. The degree will be required in order to earn the CHRL designation. More information about the