Become a Registrant

HRPA is a professional regulatory body established under the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013 ("the Act") by the Government of Ontario to promote and protect the public interest.

Registering with HRPA means you join a community of HR professionals who are committed to ethical HR practice. It also demonstrates to the public that you:

 

While joining HRPA is voluntary, signing up as a registrant means agreeing to HRPA's regulatory oversight, including abiding by the Act, the By‐laws, the Rules of Professional Conduct and any other professional guidance issued by HRPA from time‐to‐time. Please read the Registration Handbook for more information.

 

Joining a regulated profession has many benefits:

  • Greater respect for the profession and its registrants
  • Greater autonomy for members and students of the profession
  • Better remuneration
  • More interesting and fulfilling careers as HR professionals

 

How do I apply for registration with HRPA?

You can apply for registration at any time by completing the online application. All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be of apparent good character;
  • Agree to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct, the Standards and Guidelines of Practice, the Code of Conduct and any other criteria as established by the Board, as applicable;
  • Pay all applicable registration dues.


Additionally, other requirements will apply if you are eligible for Student registration or the Allied Professional registration class.  

Please note: Applicants who currently hold an HR designation through one of the provincial HR associations outside of Ontario should contact HRPA at registrar@hrpa.ca before proceeding with the applation process.

Below please find an overview of the different registration classes and student registration:

 

Practitioner

Practitioner is HRPA's main registration class for new applicants. If you are not eligible for either Student registration or the Allied Professional registration class, this is the class you would apply for. Please note that applicants do not have to practice HR to apply for the Practitioner class.  

 

Student

Applicants who are currently enrolled in an HR program within an accredited post-secondary educational institution with a course load of three (3) courses per semester, and who are not working full-time either in HR or in another capacity, are eligible for student registration*. An applicant for Student Registration must submit a copy of their course registration, letter from the educational institution or unofficial transcript confirming that they are taking three HR courses per semester as part of their application. Please note that the unofficial transcript will be assessed for registration purposes only.

* For present purposes HRPA's Online Academic Program will be included.

 

Allied Professional

An individual who is a current member of one of the non-health professions and compulsory trades covered by the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006 or one of the health professions covered by the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, as amended, may be admitted to the category of Allied Professional. Applicants for the Allied Professional category must provide proof of their professional status and good standing with their professional regulatory body before their application can be processed. A Certificate of Standing should be submitted to HRPA directly from the professional regulatory body. 

Individuals who have been accepted into the Allied Professional category are required to confirm their status with their professional regulatory body annually as part of their renewal with HRPA. 

For a complete list of professional regulatory bodies that qualify for the Allied Professional category please visit the Office of the Fairness Commissioner website for Professions & Trades.

If you are a member of a regulatory body that is not included in the list on the Office of the Fairness Commissioner website for Professions & Trades, you may still qualify for the Allied Professional class. For HRPA to make that determination, please provide proof of your professional status and good standing before your application can be processed. A Certificate of Standing should be submitted to HRPA directly from the professional regulatory body. 

Please note: Belonging to one or more professional regulatory body in addition to HRPA does not limit HRPA's regulatory authority as set out in the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013. 

 

To start your application, please click 'here' follow the steps.

If you previously created a record with HRPA, or if you started your application and accidentally closed the registration portal, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Click on "Login" below the Menu
  2. Enter your email address and password. If you need to retrieve your password kindly use the Sign-In Help
  3. Click on "Dashboard" below the Search icon
  4. From your Dashboard click on the "Rejoin" or "Not Registered? Start a New Registration Application" button and go thru the six (6) steps. Click on "Check Out" button.
  5. Click on "Process Order" and enter payment information then click on "Process Payment". A receipt will be sent via email once the payment is processed.

 

What are the registration dues?

HRPA's registration year runs from June 1st - May 31st. If you join throughout the year, the dues would be charged on a monthly pro-rated basis, so the price is reflective of the number of months you are purchasing for. Regardless of when you join, your registration will expire on the next May 31st, at which point you are required to renew should you wish to continue your registration. Please note that dues are non-refundable.

When you join HRPA, if you reside within the province of Ontario, you will be asked to select a Chapter, which functions as your community within HRPA. The chapter you choose to belong to is up to you, but we recommend one close to home/work for convenience. If you reside outside of Ontario, you would select 'Out of Province' instead, and your dues will be adjusted accordingly since you would not be able to take advantage of the Chapter offerings.  

To view the schedule of dues by month and registration class please click here.

 

New to Canada?

Applicants who are new to Canada within the last two years (date noted in the permanent residence card or open permit) and who have practiced HR full-time outside of Canada within the past five years may be eligible for the International Educated Professional (IEP) dues under the Practitioner registration class. It is a bridging program which gives the individual an opportunity to establish themselves in the Ontario HR community.

To view the schedule of the dues and application instruction please click here.


How long will it take for my application to be processed?

Your application will be reviewed by the Office of the Registrar after your online payment has been received. If everything is in order, your application will be approved within approximately 5-10 business days, at which time your name will be added to HRPA's online Public Register and we will update your registrant status from "Pending" to "Active". You will also receive a welcome email and begin to enjoy all the benefits of HRPA registration.

If you said yes to one of the Good Character questions, your application will be reviewed by the Registrar and may be referred to the Registration Committee to determine whether you can be admitted to the Association.

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HRPA is a professional regulatory body established under the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013 ("the Act") by the Government of Ontario to promote and protect the public interest.

Registering with HRPA means you join a community of HR professionals who are committed to ethical HR practice. It also demonstrates to the public that you:

 

While joining HRPA is voluntary, signing up as a registrant means agreeing to HRPA's regulatory oversight, including abiding by the Act, the By‐laws, the Rules of Professional Conduct and any other professional guidance issued by HRPA from time‐to‐time. Please read the Registration Handbook for more information.

 

Joining a regulated profession has many benefits:

  • Greater respect for the profession and its registrants
  • Greater autonomy for members and students of the profession
  • Better remuneration
  • More interesting and fulfilling careers as HR professionals

 

How do I apply for registration with HRPA?

You can apply for registration at any time by completing the online application. All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be of apparent good character;
  • Agree to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct, the Standards and Guidelines of Practice, the Code of Conduct and any other criteria as established by the Board, as applicable;
  • Pay all applicable registration dues.


Additionally, other requirements will apply if you are eligible for Student registration or the Allied Professional registration class.  

Please note: Applicants who currently hold an HR designation through one of the provincial HR associations outside of Ontario should contact HRPA at registrar@hrpa.ca before proceeding with the applation process.

Below please find an overview of the different registration classes and student registration:

 

Practitioner

Practitioner is HRPA's main registration class for new applicants. If you are not eligible for either Student registration or the Allied Professional registration class, this is the class you would apply for. Please note that applicants do not have to practice HR to apply for the Practitioner class.  

 

Student

Applicants who are currently enrolled in an HR program within an accredited post-secondary educational institution with a course load of three (3) courses per semester, and who are not working full-time either in HR or in another capacity, are eligible for student registration*. An applicant for Student Registration must submit a copy of their course registration, letter from the educational institution or unofficial transcript confirming that they are taking three HR courses per semester as part of their application. Please note that the unofficial transcript will be assessed for registration purposes only.

* For present purposes HRPA's Online Academic Program will be included.

 

Allied Professional

An individual who is a current member of one of the non-health professions and compulsory trades covered by the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006 or one of the health professions covered by the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, as amended, may be admitted to the category of Allied Professional. Applicants for the Allied Professional category must provide proof of their professional status and good standing with their professional regulatory body before their application can be processed. A Certificate of Standing should be submitted to HRPA directly from the professional regulatory body. 

Individuals who have been accepted into the Allied Professional category are required to confirm their status with their professional regulatory body annually as part of their renewal with HRPA. 

For a complete list of professional regulatory bodies that qualify for the Allied Professional category please visit the Office of the Fairness Commissioner website for Professions & Trades.

If you are a member of a regulatory body that is not included in the list on the Office of the Fairness Commissioner website for Professions & Trades, you may still qualify for the Allied Professional class. For HRPA to make that determination, please provide proof of your professional status and good standing before your application can be processed. A Certificate of Standing should be submitted to HRPA directly from the professional regulatory body. 

Please note: Belonging to one or more professional regulatory body in addition to HRPA does not limit HRPA's regulatory authority as set out in the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013. 

 

To start your application, please click 'here' follow the steps.

If you previously created a record with HRPA, or if you started your application and accidentally closed the registration portal, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Click on "Login" below the Menu
  2. Enter your email address and password. If you need to retrieve your password kindly use the Sign-In Help
  3. Click on "Dashboard" below the Search icon
  4. From your Dashboard click on the "Rejoin" or "Not Registered? Start a New Registration Application" button and go thru the six (6) steps. Click on "Check Out" button.
  5. Click on "Process Order" and enter payment information then click on "Process Payment". A receipt will be sent via email once the payment is processed.

 

What are the registration dues?

HRPA's registration year runs from June 1st - May 31st. If you join throughout the year, the dues would be charged on a monthly pro-rated basis, so the price is reflective of the number of months you are purchasing for. Regardless of when you join, your registration will expire on the next May 31st, at which point you are required to renew should you wish to continue your registration. Please note that dues are non-refundable.

When you join HRPA, if you reside within the province of Ontario, you will be asked to select a Chapter, which functions as your community within HRPA. The chapter you choose to belong to is up to you, but we recommend one close to home/work for convenience. If you reside outside of Ontario, you would select 'Out of Province' instead, and your dues will be adjusted accordingly since you would not be able to take advantage of the Chapter offerings.  

To view the schedule of dues by month and registration class please click here.

 

New to Canada?

Applicants who are new to Canada within the last two years (date noted in the permanent residence card or open permit) and who have practiced HR full-time outside of Canada within the past five years may be eligible for the International Educated Professional (IEP) dues under the Practitioner registration class. It is a bridging program which gives the individual an opportunity to establish themselves in the Ontario HR community.

To view the schedule of the dues and application instruction please click here.


How long will it take for my application to be processed?

Your application will be reviewed by the Office of the Registrar after your online payment has been received. If everything is in order, your application will be approved within approximately 5-10 business days, at which time your name will be added to HRPA's online Public Register and we will update your registrant status from "Pending" to "Active". You will also receive a welcome email and begin to enjoy all the benefits of HRPA registration.

If you said yes to one of the Good Character questions, your application will be reviewed by the Registrar and may be referred to the Registration Committee to determine whether you can be admitted to the Association.

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