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Become a CHRP

The Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation is a nationally recognized level of achievement within the field of human resources. It reflects a conviction that the professional practice of human resources management can safeguard the interests of employers, employees and the business community. The designation represents continuing recognition of the bearer's professionalism.

Did You Know?

CHRPs earn more and get promoted faster than non-designated HR professionals.

Value of CHRP - stats

The above graph is taken from a survey by Payscale in 2012 found that 45 per cent of HR generalists with CHRPs become HR managers in five years compared to only 21 per cent of HR generalists without the CHRP. Read The Value of a CHRP.

Why Become a CHRP?

Beyond the evidence provided above, there are many advantages to attaining your CHRP designation:

  1. Proven Expertise — HR professionals who pursue the CHRP must meet all requirements set out by their provincial HR associations, which aim to measure their competence and experience as HR professionals. By pursuing the CHRP designation, you’ll prove your ability to tackle all aspects of HR and demonstrate to employers and colleagues alike that you are a true HR expert.

  2. Continual Learning — To maintain your designation, you will be challenged to continually update your knowledge and skills in HR. As a CHRP, you’ll gain expertise and leading edge knowledge to help you manage complex and dynamic HR issues and, ultimately, become a strategic advisor.

  3. Demonstrated Commitment — CHRPs must undergo rigorous studies, comprehensive exam(s) and ongoing learning. They are, in short, committed to the profession over the long-term. By pursuing your CHRP, you demonstrate your commitment to constantly updating your HR skills and highlighting your long-term passion for the profession. You join the class of HR professionals that employers seek out.

  4. Knowledge Community — As a CHRP, you are part of an exclusive, nation-wide community of HR experts. Through special events, conferences, publications and websites, you can connect with other HR professionals from across Canada. This powerful network proves invaluable as HR professionals look for solutions, ideas and the ability to connect with others in the field.

  5. Ethical Behaviour — CHRPs commit themselves to high standards of ethical behaviour. They are held to the CCHRA National Code of Ethics that covers a range of important professional issues including confidentiality, conflict of interest, professional growth and more. You gain confidence from your employer, colleagues and peers with the knowledge that you are committed to a Code of Ethics that demands the highest standards for the profession.

Join the thousands of HR professionals across Canada who have discovered the CHRP advantage. Learn more about the CHRP qualifications.


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