For the purposes of meeting HRPA’s coursework requirement for the CHRP and CHRL designations, an alternative to completing specific course requirements is the Challenge Exams. Challenge Exams are designed to assess an applicant’s academic currency in an individual subject area and are similar to a final exam in the subject. They enable an applicant to achieve credit in a required subject area without retaking a course, giving them credit for previous academic or experiential knowledge in a subject.
You must be an HRPA member/registered student in good
standing prior to registering for the Challenge Exams.
Challenge Exams are held three times per year in January, May and now September. A maximum of three subjects can be written per sitting. The passing grade for a Challenge Exam is 65%. The cost for each challenge exam is $185 + HST.
For individuals residing outside of the Greater Toronto Area who wish to write their challenge exam at an alternate testing site, arrangements can be made by contacting a local college or university and booking the exam through the testing facility.
The following Challenge Examinations will be written on the following dates:
Monday, May 4: HR Management, Compensation, Occupational Health & Safety
Tuesday, May 5: Organizational Behaviour, Training & Development, HR Planning
Wednesday, May 6: Finance & Accounting, Labour Relations, Recruitment & Selection
Note: Individuals can register for more than one Challenge Examination scheduled on the same date. If you have registered for more than one Challenge Examination scheduled on the same date, you will be sent an email closer to the beginning of the examination window containing information on which dates you will be writing each Challenge Examination, as you can only write one Challenge Examination per date if you are writing at HRPA’s offices.