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​​Retirement and Resignation

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.

 

 

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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;

  • Mu​st 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 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​.

  • Competed Retired Status Form (PDF)
  • Letter from registrant confirming you no longer practice HR, either full-time, part-time, on occasion, or pro bono.​

​​On This Page

​​How to apply for Retired Status or Retired Dues​

Resigning your registration​​


Important Links

Retired Dues (PDF) **

Retired Status Form (PDF)

Resignation Form (PDF)

Reinstatement - Reachievement Policy (PDF)

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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.

 

 

howto

 

 

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;

  • Mu​st 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 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.​​

 

 

** Note: use IE browser for best results, other browsers may require downloading and viewing within latest Adobe Reader software version

 

 

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​.

  • Competed Retired Status Form (PDF)
  • Letter from registrant confirming you no longer practice HR, either full-time, part-time, on occasion, or pro bono.​
The Effect of Resignation
​​A Registrant who resigns their Registration must re-apply as a new applicant and meet all of the current registration requirements for Registration in the Association. Upon resignation he or she shall no longer hold a designation from HRPA or identify themself as a designation holder.​

Resigning your Registration from the Association

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A Registrant may resign at any time by delivering his or her written resignation in a form acceptable by HRPA to the Registrar. Such resignation takes effect at the time the resignation is received by the Registrar or at the time specified in the resignation, whichever is later. Resignation terminates the Registrant’s registration in the Association. See Resignation Form​.

​A Registrant who resigns his or her Registration must re-apply as a new applicant and meet all of the current registration requirements for Registration in the Association in order to be granted Registration after his or her resignation.


Effect of Resignation on Designation

(a) If a Registrant resigns his or her Registration, that Registrant shall no longer hold a designation from HRPA or identify himself as a designation holder.

(b) Re-applying for Registration after it has been resigned does not automatically re-grant a designation. See Reinstatement - Reachievement Policy (PDF).

(c) Registrants whose Registration was resigned and who re-apply for Registration have to meet all of the requirements in place at the time of application to be granted a designation.


Holding a designation from another provincial HR association upon rejoining

if a Registrant resigns his or her Registration with HRPA but has their designation recognized by another provincial HR Association and maintains his or her designation with that provincial HR Association, upon rejoining HRPA any designation previously granted by HRPA may be reinstated without requiring the former Registrant to complete any additional requirements for the designation in place at that time. ​

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