Are Canada’s HR credentials internationally recognized?

No easy answer when it comes to transportability of designations
By Claude Balthazard
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/17/2012

If an HR professional attains an HR designation in Canada, such as the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) certification, is it recognized overseas?

Like so many questions, the answer is “It depends.” It depends on the kind of designation and on what is meant by the word “recognized.”

And the meaning of the question also matters. It could mean “If I move to another country, will I automatically qualify for the same or an equivalent designation in that country?” Or it could mean “Will employers in other countries place some value on the fact I obtained a given HR designation in Canada?”