FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR NEW CHRPs
you attain your Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), you establish
yourself as one of the highest ranking and skilled professionals in HR. You
also represent the HR profession and the Canadian CHRP-granting HR associations
to which you belong.
Upon achieving your CHRP, typical questions you might have
1. Will I receive a certificate for my
CHRP? When? How? Where?
Certificates for all members
who achieved the CHRP designation in 2013 will be handed out during the CHRP
Graduation & Celebration Dinner in January 2014. If you are unable to attend that
evening, please let our Member Services Champion, Lori Brûlé, know. Following the CHRP
Graduation we will be in touch with you to arrange pick up of your certificate.
How does the recertification process work?
Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRP) must acquire 100 points during a three-year period to maintain the CHRP designation. For the purposes of meeting the recertification requirements through professional development activities, individuals must consult the recertification log. The log outlines development categories and types of activities that fall within each category. Each activity is allotted recertification points. You need to accrue recertification points in a minimum of two categories.
Details on the type of activities and the number of renewal points assigned to each activity are available on the CHRP Recertification Log. Please keep original receipts and supporting documentation. Annually, HRMAM is required to audit three percent (3%) of all recertification logs and supporting documents. Completed recertification logs must be submitted to the CHRP Registrar within two weeks of your Recertification Date.
As a CHRP, you are required to be an HRMAM member in good standing and abide by the Code of Ethics. Recertification signifies continued mastery of the Required Professional Capabilities (RPCs) based on emerging knowledge and practice in the field of Human Resources.
What are the important dates to remember?
your Exam Date was:
your CHRP Granting Date is:
Your Recertification period is:
July 1, 2012
July 1, 2012 -
June 30, 2015
December 1, 2012
December 1, 2012 - November 30, 2015
Be sure to mark your calendar with your recertification date as
no reminders will be sent.
How do I earn points towards recertifying my CHRP?
Details on the type of activities and the number of renewal
points assigned to each activity are available on the CHRP recertification Log.
What if I take a leave of absence from work (e.g. maternity / parental leave,
sick leave, etc.)?
A member who decides to temporarily leave the
profession for legitimate personal or professional reasons can apply for a one
year leave of absence. Requests must be made in writing to the Provincial
Registrar as soon as the dates of leave are known. Additional leave can be
granted at the discretion of the Provincial Association.
Where a leave of absence is granted, such time will
not be considered as part of the thirty-six (36) months recertification period.
A member who has been granted a leave of absence
will not be allowed to use the CHRP designation during the leave of absence
Do I need to maintain consecutive membership in HRMAM in order to maintain my
Yes, maintaining membership in
HRMAM is a requirement to maintain your CHRP. If you leave the province, you may transfer your designation
to that province and become a member of that province instead of HRMAM. To ensure that you comply with the
transfer policy of your new province, ensure that you contact the new
provincial association for their information.
7. Other considerations:
As a CHRP, you must practice the
profession to the best of your ability and in accordance with CCHRA's National Code of Ethics.
Certification can be denied or
revoked for any of the following reasons:
- Failure to adhere to CCHRA's
National Code of Ethics
- Falsification or
misrepresentation of professional employment experience or other information on
any membership, certification/recertification or assessment applications, or
any other documents submitted to provincial HR associations, CCHRA, the
Independent Board of Examiners (IBE), or any other regulatory bodies
- Failure to renew provincial HR
association membership or pay annual membership dues and CHRP fees
- Violation of testing procedures
- Failure to pass the
- Failure to meet recertification
8. How does my name get on the
National CHRP Registry?
sends the lists of both CHRPs and CHRP Candidates to CCHRA for inclusion on the
National Registry. If you do not
wish to be included on the Registry, please forward a request in writing to
9. Who do I contact if I have
questions about recertification?
contact our Executive Director & CHRP Registrar, Ron Gauthier by email at email@example.com.
10. Does HRMAM keep a record of
all HRMAM professional development activities I attend?
No. You are responsible for maintaining
your own records for recertfication purposes.
11. How do I keep track of my
professional development activities?
a file or binder for your recertification documents. Keep all of your papers and copies of your electronic
information about all your activities, workshops attended (dates, times,
places, content, presenters, etc.).
Be able to demonstrate how each activity relates to the RPCs. Enter the information into
the electronic recertification log as you go. You can always delete entries, but you will have a running
list of your activities when the time comes.
sample recertification log will soon be available on the HRMAM website.
12. I don’t understand how my
exam results were scored.
CCHRA provides all of the information regarding exam scoring on the CHRP
website. Please visit http://www.chrp.ca/exam-results/
for more information.
13. Can I have my exam rescored
rescores are available for those who believe that there has been an error in
the scoring of their exam.
you wish to have your exam manually re-scored, please send a written request, along
with a cheque or money order for $25, for the NPPA or the NKE to:
130 Slater Street, Suite 1025
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5L7
Attn: Professional Standards
For Ontario members,
requests for manual re-scores need to be made to the Human Resources
Professionals Association of Ontario’s Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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