Recertification log for CHRP revised

Changes to development activities, categories
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/07/2010

HR professionals looking to recertify their Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation will be able to use a new recertification log next year. CHRPs are required to recertify every three years with their provincial HR association, either by completing the log or passing the National Professional Practice Assessment (NPPA).

With the new log, each development activity has been revised to ensure it’s clear what is needed for an activity to be accepted. And the allocation of points for each activity has been compared to the other development activities to ensure equity.

“The modified recertification log reflects the importance of the values gained by a blend of experience, learning and leadership in the practice of human resources,” said a release from the Human Resources Institute of Alberta.

Development categories have also been re-ordered to focus on activities that reflect the importance of experience and the application of learned behaviours, as follows:

• re-ordered development significant work projects/initiatives

• leadership

• instruction

• continuing education

• research or publication


CHRPs also must accumulate the required 100 points in two or more categories to ensure a broad range of application and learning takes place during the three-year recertification period — previously categories were capped at a maximum number of points.

As of Jan. 1, 2011, recertifying members can use the new log or the existing log but as of Jan. 1, 2012, only the new log will be accepted.

The Human Resources Professionals Association — Ontario’s HR association — has chosen to implement a three-year “professional experience requirement” in place of the NPPA exam. Ontario and Quebec are now the only two provinces in Canada to not have national, standardized requirements to achieve the CHRP designation.

And as of Jan. 1, 2011, CHRP candidates who have passed the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) will require a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university if they want to register for the NPPA and qualify for the CHRP designation. In Ontario, the degree requirement will be added to an existing coursework requirement, while Quebec has always required CHRP candidates to have a degree.

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