I am a CHRP

The Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation is the mark of a professional. It is a nationally-recognized symbol that an HR practitioner meets specific professional criteria, keeps current in the field and adheres to a professional code of ethics.

Through recertification, HR professionals are able to send a strong message to employers and the public that they are up-to-date on the latest legislation, best practices and trends – and are able to provide the most effective workplace solutions.

A 2012 report released by HRPA and Payscale, The Value of a CHRP, indicated that CHRPs enjoy several advantages when it comes to career progression and compensation:

  • CHRPs are promoted more frequently – 45% of HR generalists with a CHRP became HR Managers within 5 years, whereas only 21% of HR generalists without a CHRP made the same progression.
  • CHRPs are compensated higher – across all job titles those holding a CHRP were paid more than those who did not hold a CHRP. The largest difference, at 16%, was for those at HR Manager level.
  • CHRPs are more highly valued – In British Columbia the median annual pay for all HR job titles is 30% higher for those with a CHRP than for those without.

Find other CHRPs, find out more about the CHRP policies that support the designation, or learn how to recertify.