The Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) is the entry level designation. It is also the best known HR designation in Canada and available exclusively from HRPA. Human Resources professionals at entry level may be entering the workforce, acting in roles that are mostly administrative in nature, such as a contributing role in a larger HR function, or a sole HR practitioner in a small HR function. Individuals in this level would have responsibilities such as supporting HR initiatives, executing tasks passed down from management, and operating at the tactical and transactional levels. They often have titles such as Human Resources Assistant, Staffing Coordinator, Human Resources Clerk, or Human Resources Coordinator.
We are CPHR Canada, Chartered Professionals in Human Resources.
CPHR Canada represents 27,000 members in the Human Resources Profession across nine provinces and three territories in Canada. Established in 1994, CPHR Canada is the national voice on the enhancement and promotion of the HR Profession. With an established and credible designation and collaboration on national issues, we are proactively positioning the national human resources agenda in Canada and representing the Canadian HR Profession with HR Associations around the world.
4) How do I start preparing for CHRP?
You may also want to consider taking a look at the CPHR (Chartered Professional in Human Resources) designation.
Your comments above indicate that you are already familiar with the CHRP/HRPA designation and website.
Note, I am not a HR professional; I know absolutely nothing about HR.
Across the nine Provinces and three territories that recognize the CPHR designation, the requirements to achieving your CPHR are consistent, but the specific processes, timing etc, reflect the needs of each association’s member community.
The CPHR education, examination and experience requirements are designed to provide candidates opportunities to develop and demonstrate the required CPHR competencies.
The requirements to become a Chartered Professional in Human Resources are:
- Membership: Meet the requirements for membership in your CPHR member association.
- Knowledge: Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of the CPHR functional competencies.
- Education: Demonstrate knowledge of the enabling competencies and the ability to apply functional knowledge, usually through the completion of a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
- Professional Level Work Experience: Demonstrate professional level work experience practicing human resources, where the depth of work performed required independence of action, responsibility for outcomes, and influence with decision makers.
- Professional Conduct: Commit to adhere to the Code of Ethics & Rules of Professional Conduct
The CPHR Designation is overseen by your provincial member association. For specific requirements to achieve the CPHR in your province, contact your member association.
6) What can be the salary range I can look at given my background (in Ontario/in other Province) for HR Jobs?
P.S.: I seek first hand experience. Please don’t direct me to HRPA website, I have gone through that website thoroughly but failed to find answers for the above stated questions.
The above statement makes absolutely no sense whatsoever (particularly the underlined portion). HRPA is the awarding body for the CHRP designation, the answer to your question 4 above is listed (as seen below) at the HRPA website (https://www.hrpa.ca/hr-designations/chrp). In fact, all your questions can/could be easily answered by simply googling the questions.
Requirements for the CHRP designation are:
Requirements for maintaining the CHRP designation are:
If you have any questions about the CHRP designation, please contact the Office of the Registrar.