CPHR Pathways - CPHR NL

We are the exclusive granting body in Newfoundland & Labrador for the nationally recognized Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.  

There are six paths to the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. To earn the CPHR designation, you must maintain an active membership with CPHR Newfoundland & Labrador for the full course of the CPHR path.

 

 

Upon successful completion of all requirements for one of the paths above, a CPHR Certificate will be issued and the incumbents name will be placed on the National Registry.

Path 1: Degree

Requirements include:

Path 2: Non-Degree

Requirements include:

Path 3: Accredited

Requirements include:

With a degree

  • Bachelor degree in any field or discipline PLUS
  • CPHR Newfoundland & Labrador accredited degree/diploma program in Human Resources from one of the schools that satisfies the professional competencies PLUS
  • Three years of Applied HR experience including up to a maximum of one year of foundational experience within the past 10 years.

Path 4: Accredited without degree

  • CPHR Newfoundland & Labrador accredited degree/diploma program in Human Resources from one of the schools that satisfies the professional competencies PLUS
  • Eight years of Applied HR experience including up to a maximum of three years of foundational experience within the past 10 years.

Please note: To apply for certification through Path 3 and 4, please send an email to admincoordinator@cphrnl.ca to request the NKE Waiver Application. 

CPHR Canada and the member associations, including CPHR Newfoundland & Labrador, are constantly reviewing and accrediting post-secondary programs in each region. For a full list of accredited post-secondary schools across Canada, please refer to cphr.ca.

Path 5: Transfer

Requirements include:

  • Inter-provincial transfer of a CPHR (or alternate designation) holder in good standing of another province deemed to be substantially equivalent or greater than CPHR Newfoundland & Labrador certification requirements.

Approved designations include:

  • The CHRL from HRPA
  • CHRE from HRPA

 

Path 6: International

Requirements include:

  • Recognition of a CPHR equivalent designation holder in good standing of another jurisdiction with whom CPHR newfoundland & Labrador or CPHR Canada enjoys a Mutual Recognition Agreement or is deemed to be substantially equivalent or greater than CPHR Newfoundland & Labrador certification requirements.OR
  • Recognition of a CPHR equivalent designation holder in good standing of another jurisdiction with whom CPHR Newfoundland & Labrador approves as to be substantially equivalent or greater than CPHR Newfoundland & Labrador certification requirements.

Questions? Please contact the CPHR Administrative Coordinator.

Steps to obtaining the CPHR designation via Path #6:

  1. Be a CPHR NL member in good standing
  2. Transfer an equivalent designation from an international organization from whom CPHR NL or CPHR Canada has a Mutual Resignation Agreement or they have deemed it to be substantially equivalent to or greater than the CPHR.

Approved designations include:

  • The AHRI from Australia
  • CIPD from the United Kingdom
  • HKIHARM from Hong Kong
  • SHRM from the United States

Important note:  

Once becoming a CPHR Candidate, you have ten (10) years to complete the process to obtain the CPHR.

Individuals obtain/retain the CPHR in the province in which they work.  If an individual is not working in Newfoundland & Labrador, they should be pursuing the CPHR in the province where they are working.  In cases where individuals work in more than one province, they may apply to have their CPHR recognized in more than one province.