Frequently Asked Questions - CPHR NL

New Members

What are the benefits of being a CPHR NL member?

Please refer to Member Benefits.

Do I have to be an HR professional to join?

You do not have to be an HR professional to join. In addition to HR professionals, our membership includes consultants, lawyers, instructors, business owners, students and professionals from a variety of other disciplines who have an interest in good people practices.

How long does it take to become a member?

Member benefits will begin immediately upon receipt of membership payment. If you are unable to login to your account after your payment and your application has been processed, please contact and let us know so we can approve your membership. Submission of a on-line membership application and payment is the fastest way to activate your membership. Payment via cheque/money order by mail requires up to two weeks, depending on mail delivery schedules. For this reason, we urge people to complete their membership application and payment process online.

Is there a membership discount for students?

Student member rates are available to part-time or full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate program including HR courses. Students in a Masters program do not qualify for the student rate. Applications for student membership must include proof of enrollment and expected completion date.

What is considered proof of enrollment?

We require an unofficial transcript or letter from your school confirming your current registration in the educational institution and enrollment in a qualifying program. All documentation must include your name, program and course details, including your expected completion date.

Do I have to be a member to attend a meeting or development sessions?

No, you do not have to be a member, however non-members are charged an additional fee to attend. This is a good opportunity to network with our members.

Maintaining Membership

When does my membership come up for renewal?

Your membership comes up for renewal every year on the 1st of January.

How do I renew my membership?

Membership fees are automatically billed out in January in the form of an invoice to the email address you have provided. Your membership is considered renewed and your account in good standing when your invoice is paid. Payment can be completed with a credit card online, or mailed to CPHR NL via cheque or money order. If you receive your invoice in January and decide you would not like to continue your membership, please email and you will be removed from our membership list.

I am moving. Can I transfer my membership to another HR Association?

Your membership is NOT transferable across provincial associations. Your CPHR status can be transferred to your membership in another provincial association. Please contact for more information.

Do you provide a membership directory?

Our directory is online and accessible only to members. The directory is searchable and lists members by name and includes various details.