RPCs for CHRP under review

New entry-level designation a possibility: CCHRA
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/08/2013

The required professional capabilities (RPCs) for obtaining the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation are currently undergoing an in-depth review, according to Antoinette Blunt, chair of the standards advisory committee for the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA).

“We wanted to make sure that not only did we link with the body of knowledge in the current requirements of the profession in HR in Canada, but that we also captured and anticipated what future professional practice requirements would be,” she said.

The RPCs describe the knowledge, skills and abilities a competent HR professional must possess to be successful in the Canadian HR landscape today. Right now, there are 187 RPCs that fall into seven functional areas: