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Computer Based Testing in 2017 – CKE 1 / CKE 2

HRPA has launched computer based testing (CBT) for all exams, including the CKE 1, CKE 2 and the CHRP/CHRL Employment Law exams. Through computer-based testing, HRPA is striving to provide members with a more convenient way to schedule exams, as well as a more secure and rigorous testing technology than traditional paper-based Scantron exams. Our vendor has a well-established track record of experience and success, and is the same vendor that provides SAT testing.

Test-takers will now be able to schedule their exam time within a window of time slots, instead of only on Saturdays. Test periods will take place three times per year instead of two. The exams will still be in the same multiple-choice format as they are now and will be the same degree of difficulty as they are now. Please note that test-takers will still need to complete the exam at a test centre location – the exams are proctored and are offered on a computer.  The new process will involve a simple, three-step registration:

  1. Establish your eligibility with HRPA​ - must be a member or registrant approved for the public register and have submitted your transcript for review and have met the courework requirement
  2. Register and make payment for the exam with HRPA
  3. Schedule your seat and testing window directly on the exam vendor's site​ at www.prometric.com/hrpa


Comprehensive ​Knowledge Ex​ams Dates​

​ExamRegistration Opening​​​​Registration Deadline ​Withdrawal Deadline​​  ​​​ Exam Testing Window ​
Comprehensive ​Knowledge Ex​am 1​: December 15, 2016 Feb 20, 2017 2 calendar days from exam appointment date   Feb 20 - Mar 6, 2017​
 Comprehensive ​Knowledge Ex​am 2:December 15, 2016March 7, 201​7​ 29 -2 calendar days from exam appointment date Mar 7–Mar 21, 2017
Comprehensive ​Knowledge Ex​am 1​:

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Jun 7, 2017​29-2 calendar​ days from exam appointment date Jun 5-19, 2017​
Comprehensive ​Knowledge Ex​am 2:

​​Register today!​

​Jun 20, 201729-2 calendar days from exam appointment date Jun 20- Jul 8​
Comprehensive ​Knowledge Ex​am 1​:​TBA Oct 2, 2017​ ​29-2 calendar days from exam appointment date Oct 2-16​, 2017​
Comprehensive ​Knowledge Ex​am 2: ​T​​BA Oct 17, 2017​ ​29-2 calendar days from exam appointment date Oct 17-31​, 2017​​​

Register CKE1 today

 

Register CKE2 today​​

CKE 1 

​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.
 

The exam will be administered in a computer-based format for the first time in February and March of 2017 in approximately twenty-five locations across Ontario.

Consult the table above for examination dates and testing windows.​

Register today!


 
CKE 2

The 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 exam will be administered in a computer-based format for the first time in March of 2017 in approximately twenty-five locations across Ontario.

Consult the table above for examination dates and testing windows.

​​Register today!​​


Transcripts and Exam Eligibility

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.

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.

The 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
Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2X9   

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 degree requirement.​


Fees

The cost to register for the CKE 1 is $275 + HST. The cost to register for the CKE 2 is $325 + HST.  ​​​​​​​​​​

CKE 1 

​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.
 

The exam will be administered in a computer-based format for the first time in February and March of 2017 in approximately twenty-five locations across Ontario.

Consult the table above for examination dates and testing windows.​

Register today!


 
CKE 2

The 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 exam will be administered in a computer-based format for the first time in March of 2017 in approximately twenty-five locations across Ontario.

Consult the table above for examination dates and testing windows.

​​Register today!​​


Transcripts and Exam Eligibility

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.

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.

The 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
Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2X9   

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 degree requirement.​


Fees

The cost to register for the CKE 1 is $275 + HST. The cost to register for the CKE 2 is $325 + HST.  ​​​​​​​​​​

Register online
Registration for the CKE 1 can only be done online. Individuals who are paying by cheque only must contact the Office of the Registrar, to obtain a registration form and register for the exam.
difference​​CKE 1 or CKE 2: What's the difference?


The CKE 1 is required for the CHRP designation and is valid 
only for the CHRP. The CKE 2 is required for the CHRL designation. However, the CKE 2 is valid for both the CHRP and the CHRL designation.

This means:

  • An applicant who successfully completes the CKE 2 and meets the additional requirements  - Employment Law exam and the Job Ready Program will earn the CHRP which they may use while they complete the remaining requirements for the CHRL designation.
  • An applicant who successfully completes the CKE 1 will be required to complete either CHRP or CHRL Employment Law exam in addition to the Job Ready Program to earn the CHRP. If they decide later that they wish to earn the CHRL, they will have to successfully complete the CKE 2 at that time as well as meet any additional requirements for the CHRL designation.

Consult the Designation Requirements and Timetable for more information on the requirement to achieving the CHRP and CHRL designations.
     
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Exam Content and Delivery​

The CKE 1  / CKE 2 is based on the HRPA C​ompetency Fram​ework which features nine functional dimensions as it relates to academic knowledge. Academic knowledge refers to basic facts, policies, practices, methods, legislation, etc. It is information that can be written into procedures and transferred fairly accurately during the learning process. Examples of academic knowledge include: the rights and responsibilities of management and labour during union organizing and negotiation processes; the various methods of training and developing staff; and human rights, employment equity and pay equity legislation. The following provides a guideline regarding the extent to which each functional dimension is emphasized within the CKE 1 and CKE 2.

CKE 1 / 2 Functional Dimensions​​CKE 1 %CKE 1
#  of Questions
CKE 2 %CKE 2 
#  of Questio
ns
​Strategy​4%6​10%​22-23
​Professional Practice12%18​12%​27
Organizational Effectiveness​​12%18​14%​31-32
​Workforce Planning and Talent Management
12%18​14%​​31-32
​Labour and Employee Relations12%18​10%​22-23
​Total Rewards12%1810%​​22-23
​Learning & Development​12%​18​10%​22-23
​Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace12%​​18​8%​18
��Reporting and Financial Management​​12%​18​12%​27
​​​Test items (not scored)​25​25
​TOTAL ​100% ​175​100%​​250

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Important Dates
Please check the Important Dates page to make sure you do not miss any deadlines.

accommodationAccommodation Request

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.
 

deferral​Cancellation, Withdrawal and Reschedule Policy

Cancellation/Withdrawal

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 are subject to a $50.00 administration.
  • Withdrawals from the exam are not subject to a $50.00 admin fee if done so greater than 29 calendar days from 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.

 

 

Reschedule​

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 website www.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.

 

examresultsCKE 1 / CKE 2 Exam Results​

CKE 1 and CKE 2 results will be released approximately 6 weeks after the exam. 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 posts your exam result in the educational profile page of your online registration profile. Your profile is password protected, and is accessible via the HRPA website. HRPA will also release exam results via email in the form of a letter.​

Members and students must ensure the​​y are members or student registrants in good standing of the association and that they keep their profile with us up to date with current contact ​information, including and most importantly email. All exam-related correspondence from the Office of the Registrar is emailed. Members and student regisrants must also ensure that their email address provider recognizes HRPA as a safe source for emails.

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 HRPA cannot release early results under any circumstances.​

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