​Challenge Examinations

Registration Now Open!

NEW: HRPA is happy to announce that it will be administering two offerings of Challenge Exams for the remainder of 2020.  HRPA is making the switch from paper-based Challenge Exams to an online delivery method. 

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 registrant in good standing prior to registering for a Challenge Exam.

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 $185.00 plus HST.

Tuesday, July 28th: HR Management, Compensation, Occupational Health and Safety

Wednesday, July 29th: HR Planning, Organizational Behaviour, Training and Development

Thursday, July 30th: Finance and Accounting, Labour Relations, Recruitment and Selection

The duration of each Challenge Exam is two hours.


Note: Individuals can register for more than one Challenge Exam if they are scheduled on the same date listed above.  You will be able to schedule more than one Challenge Exam per day with Examity, the online delivery vendor for these exams.  

Registration Now Open!

NEW: HRPA is happy to announce that it will be administering two offerings of Challenge Exams for the remainder of 2020.  HRPA is making the switch from paper-based Challenge Exams to an online delivery method. 

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 registrant in good standing prior to registering for a Challenge Exam.

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 $185.00 plus HST.

Tuesday, July 28th: HR Management, Compensation, Occupational Health and Safety

Wednesday, July 29th: HR Planning, Organizational Behaviour, Training and Development

Thursday, July 30th: Finance and Accounting, Labour Relations, Recruitment and Selection

The duration of each Challenge Exam is two hours.


Note: Individuals can register for more than one Challenge Exam if they are scheduled on the same date listed above.  You will be able to schedule more than one Challenge Exam per day with Examity, the online delivery vendor for these exams.  

Challenge Examinations are recommended if...
  • ​A course grade does not meet HRPA's minimum grade requirement
  • A course was taken more than 10 years ago
  • An individual has extensive job-related or academic experience in a subject area

Challenge Exam Schedule


2020 Challenge Examinations

Registration
​​​Registration Deadline​Withdrawal Deadline​​  ​​​ Exam Testing Window ​

Register

July 18, 2020
1 calendar day from exam appointment time
July 28-30, 2020
​TBD
TBD​1 calendar day from exam appointment time
November 2020 (dates TBD)

Examination Policy​ and Requirements

  • On the exam day, registrants must present valid government-issued photo identification to launch their exam.
  • No papers, texts or materials are permitted. 
  • Breaks are not permitted during the exam.
  • Individuals who fail to appear for their exam without prior notification will forfeit their exam fees.
  • In order to use the Examity online proctoring service, your computer must meet certain requirements, which are outlined here: https://examity.com/faqs-students/.  You may also view a video there on how the online proctoring works.  Use the following link to perform a system readiness check: https://prod.examity.com/systemcheck/check.aspx
  • Not meeting the system requirements may result in you not being able to write the exam during the scheduled time and you may be required to pay to reschedule your online proctored exam, or withdraw from the exam completely.

Withdrawal and Reschedule Policy

Exam fees are refunded upon withdrawal up to 24 hours from the scheduled exam date, minus a $30.00 plus HST administration fee.  Withdrawal requests must be submitted by email to Thomas Callitsis at tcallitsis@hrpa.ca.

In addition, registrants must also cancel their appointment on Examity’s website at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled exam time

A candidate may reschedule their exam to a different time from the previously set exam date and time. The rescheduling must be completed on the Examity website at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled exam time, in order to not incur a rescheduling charge.

A candidate may use the on-demand scheduling option to take an exam within 24 hours.  This will incur a USD $5 on-demand fee that must be paid by the candidate.  This fee is collected by Examity, and not HRPA.

Note: Candidates can only reschedule their exam within the same testing window.  If they are unable to reschedule their exam in the same testing window, they will need to submit a request to withdraw from their exam and will be able to register in a future testing window.



Accommodation 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.


Exam Results

Results will be released by email to all candidates approximately 2-3 weeks from the last day of the testing window.



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