Pathways to becoming a CPHR - CPHR NL

We are the exclusive granting body in Newfoundland 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 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: NKE and Degree

Steps to obtaining the CPHR designation via Path #1:

  1. Be a CPHR NL member in good standing
  2. Attain the CPHR Academic Program (or equivalent credits)
  3. Pass the National Knowledge Exam (NKE)
  4. Attain a bachelor degree in any field or discipline
  5. Attain three (3) years of professional-level experience in HR within the past ten (10) years. Canadian experience is not required.

Click here for details on the NKE

Click here for details on the CPHR Academic Program

Path 2: NKE and No Degree

Steps to obtaining the CPHR designation via Path #2:

  1. Be a CPHR NL member in good standing
  2. Attain the CPHR Academic Program (or equivalent credits)
  3. Pass the National Knowledge Exam (NKE)
  4. Attain eight (8) years professional-level experience in HR within the past fifteen (15) years. Canadian experience is not required.

Click here for details on the NKE

Click here for details on the CPHR Academic Program

 Path 3: Accredited with Degree

Steps to obtaining the CPHR designation via Path #3:

  1. Be a CPHR NL member in good standing
  2. Pass an accredited program in HR
  3. Attain a bachelor degree in any field or discipline
  4. Attain three (3) years of professional-level experience in HR within the past ten (10) years. Canadian experience is not required.

Click here for a list of accredited programs.

Path 4: Accredited with No Degree

Steps to obtaining the CPHR designation via Path #4:

  1. Be a CPHR NL member in good standing
  2. Pass an accredited program in HR
  3. Attain eight (8) years professional-level experience in HR within the past fifteen (15) years. Canadian experience is not required.

Click here for a list of accredited programs.

Path 5: Provincial Transfer

Steps to obtaining the CPHR designation via Path #5:

  1. Be a CPHR NL member in good standing
  2. Transfer an equivalent designation from another organization.

Approved designations include:

  • The CHRL from HRPA
  • CHRE from HRPA

 Path 6: International Recognition

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

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