HRPA phasing out CHRP experience exam

CHRP candidates will need three years of professional HR experience
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/02/2009

Ontario’s HR association is replacing the national exam that assesses HR experience with a three-year HR experience requirement to better align the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) with other professional designations, said the CEO of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

Professionals such as accountants, lawyers and engineers must all complete a certain amount of work experience, in the form of articling or internships, before receiving their designations, said Bill Greenhalgh.

“Our members have said a number of times that there’s nothing like practical experience. As far as HR goes, like most professions, having practical experience as part of a designation is really important,” he said.