The Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation is a nationally recognized level of achievement within the field of human resources. The designation represents a commitment to a national standard of excellence, sets a benchmark for the practice of effective human resources, and emphasizes the strategic role of human resource management in business.
I am a CPHR
The CPHR designation is a nationally recognized (provincially granted) level of achievement signifying that an HR practitioner meets specific professional criteria, keeps current in the field, and adheres to the professional Code of Ethics. Recertification represents your commitment to continuous learning in a profession that is constantly evolving.
As a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), you are required to recertify every three years to maintain the currency of your CPHR designation. Recertification is obtained by accumulating points by participating in qualifying professional development activities, using the HRANB CPHR Recertification/CPD Log.
In order to maintain your CPHR designation as a member of HRANB, CPHR holders are required to:
- Be a HRANB member in good standing
- Keep all dues current
- Recertify every three years
- Adhere to the Code of Ethics
CPHR Holders can view their certification expiry date in their online member profile.
Important Changes to CPHR Recertification (July 2014)
The current CPHR Recertification process has been renamed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This name change has been implemented to better reflect the requirement to continue development as part of the ongoing certification requirements. Along with the name change, there are enhancements to the log and qualifying activities.
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Recertification through Professional Development Activities
- Document in a CPHR CPD Log qualifying professional development activities in at least two categories, which you have completed during the three (3) year recertification period. All submissions must be typed within the log. Handwritten submissions are not permitted.
- Submit the completed log to HRANB along with a current copy of your resume.
- All HRANB fees must be up-to-date.
NOTE: You must keep a copy of your receipts and supporting documentation for all activities for which you are claiming credit as part of your recertification for a period of 18 months. This supplementary information will be required if your application is selected for an audit however should not be sent with your log.*
Recertifying in 2015 or later?
Starting in 2015, the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) log will be the only log in use.
IMPORTANT - What Is Required in the Log
Please note that the recertification log submitted must be completed in full as outlined in the prompts in the log.
Incomplete submissions will not be able to be reviewed as the reviewers will not be able to assess the activities properly. Incomplete submissions will require re-submission and will not be considered received until the fully complete log and resume are received. When completing the log, you must use the prompts listed to ensure you have included all of the required information.
Tips for completing the log:
- Every activity must be listed separately
- Every activity must be accompanied by all of the information in the prompts noted for the section it is claimed in
- The specific number of hours must be included for each activity (i.e. 2 hours, 22 hour project, etc)
- Activities must take place within your recertification window.
- Do not use acronyms for companies, courses, institutions, etc.
- Full activity requirements must be met. (i.e. partial points not given)
CPHR Competency Framework and Competency Codes
The CPHR Competency Framework (CF) provides the national foundation for the CPHR designation and updates the HR body of knowledge. It reflects the results of the 2013 Professional Practice Analysis and elevating the value of the CPHR designation.
The 2014 CPHR Competency Framework provides employers, the academic community, the public and HR professionals with a realistic and detailed outline of the skills, knowledge and professional conduct they can expect from an individual with the professional designation of CPHR (Chartered Professional in Human Resources.)
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The HRANB Recertification Committee will thoroughly assess your application and determine whether or not the requirements for CPHR recertification have been met. You will be notified, in writing, of the outcome of the recertification application review.
To ensure the integrity and standard of professionalism reflected in the granting of the CPHR designation, HRANB is required to audit recertification applications. Selection of recertification applications for the purposes of auditing is made on a random basis. You must keep your supporting materials and copy of your submitted log for a period of 18 months after your submission due date.
Process to submit your application for recertification to HRANB
(1) Complete the Continued Professional Development Log. PLEASE NOTE – recertification logs must be submitted typewritten.
(2) Send your signed recertification log and resume to HRANB by:
– Fax: (506) 855-4424
– Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Mail: P.O. Box 23128, Moncton, NB, E1A 6S8
Please note that there is no cost to apply for recertification.
Become a CPHR
The CPHR is a nationally recognized designation positioning those who attain it at the leading edge of the HR profession in Canada. Become a CPHR and join an elite and growing number of more than 21,000 Canadian HR professionals, who are recognized for their professional excellence.
Having a CPHR designation provides advantages as you practice your profession and advance your career. As a CPHR, 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 CPHR is recognized from one province to another.
- Help your company reach its goals – and yours – with the skills and knowledge gained from obtaining your CPHR.
- Gain professional credibility, and confidence, as well as increase your potential for greater personal and financial rewards.
HRANB is a founding member of CPHR Canada. CPHR Canada is a collaborative effort of human resources associations. 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.
CPHR holders are required to recertify every three (3) years to maintain the CPHR designation.
The process to obtain your CPHR Designation through HRANB is as follows:
Be a HRANB member in good standing
Register for the National Knowledge Exam™ and agree to the National Code of Ethics (you will be prompted when you register for the exam).
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.
Provide confirmation of a minimum of a Bachelors Degree before applying to meet the experience requirement.
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.