CCHRA changes policy on the number of allowable NKE attempts

After 3 fails, candidates must wait 1 year to try again
||Last Updated: 07/15/2014

The board of the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) recently approved a policy to limit the number of times a person may attempt the National Knowledge Exam (NKE).

Beginning with the November 2014 NKE administration, candidates who fail the NKE three times will be required to wait a full year before attempting the NKE for a final and fourth time, said the association.

A fifth attempt may be permitted following a review process — currently being developed by CCHRA member associations — by the appropriate provincial HR association.

NKE attempts made before the November 2014 exam session will not be included in the total number of attempts.

During the break period between the third failure and a fourth attempt, candidates are encouraged to complete a NKE preparation course or review the material which their NKE results indicate require more study.

The policy change is meant to elevate the status of the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation and aligns the designation with the exam attempt restrictions of many other professional designations, said the CCHRA.

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