Changes to NKE Announcement - CPHR NL

Good day CPHRNL members:

Important Change:  CPHR NL requires the completion of the CPHR Academic Program or an equivalent to be completed before writing the National Knowledge Exam (NKE).  This Academic Program meets the CPHR 9 course requirement for writing the National Knowledge Exam (NKE).  This requirement is applicable unless the individual is covered by another eligible path.

Course Equivalents:  For determining whether academic courses you have taken previously have already been assessed as equivalent to courses in the CPHR Academic Program, click here to view the Prior Learning Assessment Equivalency Course Database.

To register with Captus Press Inc. (The CPHR Academic Program) click here

Register for Exam:
Registration for the Spring 2021 exam sitting is now open. When you register, you will need to confirm you agree to abide by the Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct

The National Knowledge Exam (NKE) taking place on May 26 & 27, 2021 Is a virtual-only remote proctored exam.

Time slots: 9:00am or 1:00pm

Cost: NKE registration Fee: $550.00 +HST

Payment is due April 2, 2021. If payment is not received by the due date, your registration will be cancelled.

Registration Deadline:   April 2, 2021.

Late registration will NOT be permitted.

Registration Information:

You must be a member with CPHR NL and satisfy the CPHR Academic Requirement prior to registering for the exam.

Cancellations & Deferrals:

 After April 2, 2021, the exam fee is non-refundable.

Exam Deferral Fee: $100.00 +HST.

Note: all deferrals after May 11, 2021 will forfeit their $125.00 seat fee for that exam. This fee will be charged again for the deferred sitting (no exceptions).


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