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The Experience Validation Assessment (EVA) is the final step you take to achieve the CPHR Designation. The EVA is an application that asks human resources professionals to demonstrate their experience in human resources.

The EVA ensures that human resources professionals who achieve the CPHR Designation have the knowledge and skills required to practice human resources competently and ethically.  

There are two options to complete the EVA

  • There is the Standard EVA for people who have written the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) and have at least three (3) years of HR experience;
  • Or the Senior Path EVA for professionals with at least ten (10) years of professional HR experience with five (5) years at the senior or executive level. 

Standard EVA

For the Standard EVA, CPHR candidates have completed a Bachelor’s degree and can demonstrate three years of HR experience. CPHR candidates who haven’t completed a Bachelor degree must demonstrate eight (8) years of HR experience.

Submission deadlines: January 31st, May 31st and September 30th

Can I apply for the Standard EVA?

If you have a post-secondary degree or diploma and have passed the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) in the last ten (10) years, you qualify to submit a Standard EVA.

What are the criteria to pass the Standard EVA?

Here is an outline of the criteria required to be successful on your Standard EVA application and achieve the CPHR Designation. For a more detailed explanation, please refer to the Registration Manual.

  • If the CPHR Candidate has submitted proof of a degree, they must have three (3) years paid HR experience where one (1) year can be foundational level HR experience and the remainder must be at the applied level
  • If the CPHR Candidate does not have a degree, they must have eight (8) years paid HR experience where three (3) years can be foundational level HR experience and the remainder must be at applied level
  • Proficiency in 12 of the 44 competencies as outlined in the CPHR Competency Framework
  • Qualify in three (3) out of (5) of the enabling competencies

Senior Path EVA

For the Senior Path EVA, CPHR candidates must have a Bachelor degree and demonstrate ten (10) years of professional HR experience with five (5) years at the senior or executive level.

If you are a Candidate who has been approved for the Senior Path based on your experience, you qualify for the Senior Path EVA.  

Submission deadlines: May 31st and September 30th

What are the criteria to pass the Senior Path EVA?

Here is an outline of the criteria required to be successful with your Senior Path EVA and achieve the CPHR Designation. For a more detailed explanation, please refer to the Registration Manual.

  • Proof of completion of a post-secondary degree
  • Ten (10) years of applied HR experience
  • At least five (5) years of HR experience at the senior level
  • Proficiency in three (3) required functional dimensions plus one (1) additional dimension as outlined in the CPHR Competency Framework
  • Qualify in three (3) out of five (5) of the enabling competencies
  • Show a high level of independence, autonomy and decision making authority

Resources for completing your EVA

Questions about the Standard EVA?

Fiona Amamoh
Professional Standards Assistant
1.800.668.6125 ext. 113
 

Questions about the Senior Path EVA? 

Erica Blain
Director, Professional Standards, Registrar
1.800.668.6125 ext. 106