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CHRP may refer to:

  • Common Hardware Reference Platform
  • Certified Human Resources Professional
  • Trigeneration

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CHRP (human resources)

Certified Human Resources Professional or CHRP is a designation achieved by human resources professionals in Canada. The designation is granted provincially, so the path to certification may vary by province. In general it requires three years of professional experience, a Bachelor's degree, and passing the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) which tests competency in various HR topics such as recruitment, industrial relations, and organizational behaviour.

Established in 1994, the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) is a collaborative effort of human resources associations in Canada.

The CCHRA is the national voice on the enhancement and promotion of the profession across Canada, through established and credible designations, collaborating on national issues related to the profession, leading federal government relations, and proactively positioning the national human resources agenda at the international level.

Certification requirements include writing the National Knowledge Exam. Some jurisdictions require that a National Professional Practice Assessment is written, after completing a recommended two to three years of work experience. Exam writers must also satisfy any requirements of their provincial HR association. As of January 1, 2011 all provincial associations will require an undergraduate degree prior to exam registration. Designation holders must re-certify every three years in order to keep the designation valid.

The following exam prep resources are available for individuals looking to obtain their CHRP designation by writing the NKE and NPPA exams:

  • Canadian HR Press
  • CAPTUS Online Course
  • BCHRMA Workshops