Same HR issues, different accentsBritish HR association promoting certification, seeking senior HR credibilityBy David Brown04/11/2005|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/13/2005 At about the same time the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations was launching its national HR designation, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development was officially given the right to award professional designations to members of the institute in the United Kingdom. Unlike Canada, however, the British opted to create a multi-level membership and certification system so that senior level HR people could distinguish themselves from younger professionals. (For more on the debate over the need for a senior HR designation in Canada click on the related articles link on the bottom of this page.)Though the institute has roots that go back more than 90 years, it only received recognition from the government as a professional body in 2000, said Judy Whittaker, director of membership and education. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.