CHRP recertification: Points popular, exam not

Majority recertify through professional development
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/18/2007

When it comes to recertification for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, it’s not even a contest. An overwhelming majority of HR professionals with the CHRP designation are opting to recertify every three years by accumulating professional development points rather than writing the exam, according to figures from various provincial HR associations.

Since the first National Professional Practice Assessment (NPPA) in May 2004, CHRP holders across the country have had the option to either recertify by accumulating 100 professional development points or by writing the NPPA.

In Nova Scotia, about 7.0 per cent have chosen the NPPA option for recertification. The number is even lower in Alberta (2.5 per cent) and Ontario (2.0 per cent) and not a single CHRP holder in Manitoba has recertified by writing the NPPA since 2005. In New Brunswick, nobody has recertified by writing the exam in 2007, the only year for which numbers are available.