Say goodbye to national certification (Guest Commentary)

Former chair of CCHRA weighs in on Ontario's exit from national association
By Ian Turnbull
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/16/2014

I am deeply saddened by the decision by Ontario’s HR association to leave the Canadian Council of Human Resources Association (CCHRA). Saddened, but not surprised.

This announcement by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) will have a huge effect on national HR certification. How could it not? HRPA will no longer be at the table.

Phil Wilson, chair of the board of directors at HRPA, is quoted by Canadian HR Reporter as saying: “Leaving CCHRA does not affect the transferability or the mutual recognition of designations across the country in any way. Legally, the provinces have the sole responsibility in this area, and designations can only be dealt with on a province-to-province basis.”