Canada gets national HR designation

Tests for CHRP standardized, holders will have to re-certify every three years
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/15/2002

By next spring, Canada will have a national professional HR designation.

Last month, representatives from the provincial and specialist HR associations that comprise the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) voted to accept a framework for national Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) standards that has been more than six years in the making.

Currently, the provincial HR associations each have their own criteria for granting the designation, but since its creation in 1995, the CCHRA has worked to create a national CHRP. By next March, those criteria will be the same across the country.