The Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) certification is a nationally recognized level of achievement and capability within the field of human resources. It reflects a conviction that the professional practice of human resources management can safeguard the interests of employers, employees and the business community. The designation signifies that the bearer has achieved and continues to actively demonstrate knowledge and skills within the core competencies relevant to the human resource profession.
There are many advantages to attaining your CPHR certification, some of them include:
- The CPHR certification is the most recognized and respected level of qualification in human resources management in Canada. Achieving it means you are one of the highest ranking and skilled professionals in human resources, and have the knowledge and experience within the core competencies relevant to the human resource profession.
- The CPHR is viewed by employers as an essential tool for maintaining high performance standards in the profession and in your workplace.
- Many employers list the CPHR certification as a required job specification and incorporate it as a condition of employment.
- The CPHR is portable from province to province and an effective way of showing employers across the country you have mastery of the national Chartered Professional in Human Resources Competency Framework. This Competency Framework is used by:
- Employers and the public to better understand the value of CPHRs;
- Academic community in the design and development of course curriculum and profession specific programs, and
- CPHRs and Member Associations for continuing professional development requirements.
- Salary surveys show that CPHRs receive higher remuneration than their counterparts without a CPHR.
- Certification represents an ongoing commitment to professional development in human resources management. It means you have accepted the personal challenge of keeping abreast of new developments in the field to help you manage complex and dynamic human resource issues and ultimately become a strategic advisor.
- CPHRs are part of an exclusive, nation-wide community of human resource experts. Through special events, conferences, publications and websites, you can connect with human resource professionals from across Canada. This powerful network proves invaluable as human resource professionals look for solutions, ideas and the ability to connect with others in the field.
- It is also a personal statement that you are a human resources professional who has agreed to practice the profession in full compliance with the Chartered Professional in Human Resources Canada’s (CPHR-Canada’s) Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct. The Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct covers a range of important professional issues including confidentiality, conflict of interest, professional growth and more. You gain confidence from your employer, colleagues and peers with the knowledge that you are committed to a Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct that demands the highest standards for the profession.
When asked, most of Canada’s CPHR holders will tell you they attained the designation to illustrate to employers and colleagues their qualifications and experience are recognized by the national body of human resource associations, CPHR Canada. Most importantly, they feel more confident and capable as a professional in support of their employers, their employees, and the business community.