Clock ticking on CHRP degree requirement

But market moving faster than 2011 deadline as many HR jobs require undergraduate degree
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/25/2008

HR professionals who want to move up the corporate ladder need to have a degree, according to the president of Alberta’s HR association.

While HR candidates can get away with a diploma or a certificate for some entry-level jobs, if they want to advance most employers will expect them to have an undergraduate degree as the bare minimum of education, said David Knudson of the Calgary-based Human Resources Institute of Alberta.

“To move into a management or director-type role, an MBA is more the prerequisite than just a degree,” he said.