The CHRP Path

Below is the list of requirements to obtain and maintain the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation through the Human Resources Management Association (HRMA):

Step 1: Association Membership

You must maintain an active membership with HRMA for the full course of the CHRP path. Member dues are payable annually. Should you decide to let your membership lapse, your CHRP application will be revoked and all previously-submitted requirements will be voided.
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Step 2: National Knowledge Exam

The National Knowledge Exam® (NKE) assesses your understanding of HR knowledge and skills.
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Step 3: Degree Requirement

You must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
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Step 4: Experience Requirement

Submit a completed experience assessment which is validated by your current employer. This assessment must prove:

  • A minimum of three years working in an HR role within the last ten years. (At least one year must be within Canada.)
  • Experience covers at least two of the nine functional areas of HR knowledge unless specialized in one of the functional knowledge areas.
  • Experience gained using technical HR knowledge and a level of autonomy in the application of your HR knowledge. It is not necessary to be a manager or supervisor.

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Step 5: Congratulations, you’re a CHRP!

Maintain your annual HRMA membership and recertify your CHRP every three years.
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CHRP Fees and Dues

CHRP Application Fee $60
NKE Registration Fee $350
NKE Prep Course (optional) $285-$350
Experience Assessment Review Fee $100
Experience Assessment Certification Fee $400
Annual CHRP Dues $155
CHRP Recertification Fee $55
  • All fees and dues are subject to applicable taxes according to the member’s primary address. In BC and YT, all fees and dues are subject to 5% GST.
  • Annual CHRP Dues become payable on the date a member is granted the CHRP designation.
  • All CHRP fees and dues are in addition to Annual Member Dues.