CHRP relevant beyond Canada’s borders

Next review could add more global elements to designation exams
By Tanya O’Callaghan
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/29/2008

Five years after it was launched as a national designation, the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation is gaining ground in Canada and, as it turns out, overseas.

There are now more than 19,000 people with the CHRP designation in Canada and the number of exam writers for the two national exams leading to the CHRP — the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) and the National Professional Practice Assessment (NPPA) — has been growing steadily. In 2008, there were 18 per cent more exam writers than in 2007.

With every exam session, there is a handful of individuals who write the exams overseas, and the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) fields calls from HR professionals around the world inquiring about the designation.