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Become a CHRP

The CHRP is a nationally recognized designation positioning those who attain it at the leading edge of the HR profession in Canada. Become a CHRP and join an elite and growing number of more than 21,000 Canadian HR professionals, who are recognized for their professional excellence.

Having a CHRP designation provides advantages as you practice your profession and advance your career. As a CHRP, you will: 
  • Be in demand with today’s top employers, having reached the highest level of nationally recognized achievement for an HR professional. 
  • Increase your job mobility and career opportunities, as the CHRP is recognized from one province to another. 
  • Help your company reach its goals - and yours - with the skills and knowledge gained from obtaining your CHRP. 
  • Gain professional credibility, and confidence, as well as increase your potential for greater personal and financial rewards. 
HRANB is a founding member of The Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations. The Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA), is a collaborative effort of human resources associations from across Canada. They are the national voice on the enhancement and promotion of the profession across Canada, through established and credible designations, collaborating on national issues related to the profession, leading federal government relations, and proactively positioning the national human resources agenda at the international level.

CHRP holders are required to recertify every three (3) years to maintain the CHRP designation.  For complete details, click here.  


The process to obtain your CHRP Designation through HRANB is as follows: 

Step 1: Be a HRANB member in good standing 

Step 2: Register for the National Knowledge Exam™ and agree to the National Code of Ethics (you will be prompted when you register for the exam). 

Step 3: Pass the National Knowledge Exam™ (NKE). Certification candidates may only proceed to step 4 once they have received confirmation that they have passed the NKE.

Step 4: Provide confirmation of a minimum of a Bachelors Degree before applying to meet the experience requirement. 

Step 5: Successfully meet the experience requirement.

Certification candidates (those that have completed Step 3 by passing the NKE) have seven (7) years to complete the certification process by providing confirmation of a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and successfully meeting the Experience Requirement.

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The Human Resources Association of New Brunswick was established in October 1996 to meet the needs of HR professionals in our province for their growth and recognition. The association's mandate includes attaining recognition as a resource on employment issues, as well as promoting and gaining acceptance of the Human Resources field for the distinct body of knowledge it provides in business. Our purpose is to promote and encourage members to develop and maintain a professional standard of knowledge and proficiency in our occupational field.
National Knowledge Exam™ »

The National Knowledge Exam™ (NKE) is a nationally regulated exam that assesses one's understanding of the HR Body of Knowledge as they relate to academic knowledge. Academic knowledge refers to basic facts, policies, practices, methods, legislation, etc. It is information that can be written into procedures and transferred fairly accurately during the learning process. Examples of academic knowledge include: the rights and responsibilities of management and labour during union organizing and negotiation processes, the various methods of training and developing staff; and human rights, employment equity and pay equity legislation.
Bachelors Degree »

The Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) and its member provincial HR Associations are working to raise the standards of the HR profession. An important part of our mission is to ensure current and future members are well prepared to meet the needs of business. And, the needs of business are changing. Employers, in Canada and internationally, expect HR practitioners to have a college or university degree.
Experience Requirement »

The CHRP designation requires an experience requirement as the final step in the certification process. The CHRP Experience Requirement is a formal step in earning one's CHRP designation, requiring candidates to demonstrate three or more years of professional experience in human resources within the last ten years.
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