CHRP exam writers increase 50 per cent

Number of people without degrees triples, pass rates drop 30 per cent
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/05/2010

As the January 2011 deadline for the degree requirement for the Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation fast approaches, the number of people writing the exams for the designation increased by more than 50 per cent in the past year.

In May 2009, 1,439 people wrote the National Knowledge Exam (NKE), increasing to 2,145 for the October 2009 sitting and 2,208 for the May 2010 sitting, according to the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA).

While the number of people with university degrees writing the NKE has remained relatively stable, the number of people writing the exam without a degree has increased threefold.