Thinking of Retirement?
With regard to your HRPA registration there are two aspects to retirement you may wish to consider: Retired Status and Retired Dues.
Retired Status allows designated registrants to keep their designation but without being subject to the continuing professional development requirement. This option is for registrants who no longer practice HR, either full-time, part-time, on occasion, or pro bono.
Retired dues is for registrants who have exited the workforce. This is for registrants who no longer work, either in HR or any other form of employment, either full-time, part-time, on occasion, or pro bono.
Retired status, retired dues, or both? Which is right for you?
If you ‘retire’ from a company, but continue to practice HR either full-time, part-time, on occasion, or pro bono, you are not eligible for either Retired Status or Retired Dues.
If you cease to practice in HR and want to keep the right to use your designation and initials but continue to work in a field unrelated to HR, you may apply for Retired Status but not for Retired Dues.
If you exit the workforce entirely and want to keep the right to use your designation and initials, you may apply for Retired Status and for Detired Dues.
If you exit the workforce entirely and do not want to keep the right to use your designation and initials, you may apply for Retired Dues and Resign your Designation (and be placed in a non-designated registration category).
Note that to maintain the right to use your designation and initials, even under the retired status, you must remain a registrant of HRPA.
Just because you meet the criteria for retired status or retired dues does not mean that you have to apply for retired status or retired dues.
Retired Status implications
Registrants with a retired status may continue to use the initials for the HRPA designations they have been granted, but they must place (Retired) beside the initials, e.g., CHRP (Retired).
Registrants with Retired Status are no longer subject to the continuing professional development requirement.
Registrants with Retired Status do not have the right to vote at meetings of the membership.
Having Retired Status has no impact on registration dues, unless one also qualifies and applies for Retired Dues.
Retired Dues implications
Registrants who qualify for Retired Dues will also qualify for Retired Status, but they must apply for Retired Status.
Registrants with Retired Dues do not have the right to vote at meetings of the membership.
How to apply for Retired Status, Retired Dues, or both
Given that some registrants may be interested in applying for Retired Dues without applying for Retired Status (non-designated registrants or registrants who intend to resign their designation) or the other way around (designated registrants who no longer work in HR but who are still active in the workforce and who want to maintain the right to use their designation and initials), there are separate forms to apply for Retired Status and Retired Dues.
Those registrants who wish to resign their designation may use the normal Resignation form (there is a checkbox for resigning from designations only).
Registrants may apply to renew under the Retired Dues if they meet the following requirements:
Must be a current HRPA registrant;
Must be fully retired from the human resources profession or full time employment and must not be practicing on a part-time, infrequent basis.
Registrants who are currently engaged in contract and/or consulting work, or who are working part-time, occasional or volunteer basis, do not qualify for Retired Dues. Registrants who are returning to work on a full-time, part-time, or contract will be billed according to their non-retired registration category fee.
Registrants must send the following documents in order to apply for the Retired Dues. Documents can be sent by fax, mail or email including payment information.
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Registrants who were granted the CHRP, CHRL or CHRE and would like to apply for Retired Status must send the following documents in order to apply for the Retired Status. Documents can be sent by fax, mail or email.
Retired Status Form (PDF)
- Letter from registrant confirming you no longer practice HR, either full-time, part-time, on occasion, or pro bono.