Back to the future (Guest Commentary)

In 1997, a Canadian HR Reporter article laid out a vision for the CHRP’s future – did it come true?
By Claude Balthazard
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/11/2013

I was reading a Canadian HR Reporter article on the future of the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation recently. What made it interesting was it was published on Sept. 22, 1997 — more than 15 years ago.

Old articles about the future are always interesting because we now know how the events actually played out.

In 1997, the key topic was the credibility of the then fledgling designation. Although the CHRP designation was offered in five provinces at that time — British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario — the requirements for the designation were very much in flux.