Common– and not so common– ways to recertify

5 categories offer range of options for accumulating CHRP points
By Rodica Zamfir
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/22/2011

The HR profession is constantly evolving as it is continuously impacted by economic, social, business and legislative changes. Recertification ensures HR professionals with the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation actively participate in professional development (PD) activities that keep them up to date with changes.

From the time they achieve their designation, CHRPs must demonstrate their ongoing commitment to professional development by recertifying every three years. This can be done either by PD activities or reassessment by passing the National Professional Practice Assessment (NPPA).

The most common way CHRPs accumulate recertification points is a combination of significant work projects or initiatives, continuing education and leadership activities. Recertifying this way requires a person to accumulate 100 points in a three-year period, in at least two of the five categories on the recertification log: