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If you graduated from one of the following institutions and meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply to waive the National Knowledge Exam. If your accredited program does not meet the minimum education requirement, you must also provide proof of a program which does, prior to being eligible to apply for the waiver.

Minimum Education Requirement

  1. You graduated from a CPHR Canada accredited HR Program
  2. You graduated from said program within the time frame outlined in the Accreditation Agreement
  3. You maintained an overall average grade of at least 70% from the CPHR Canada accredited HR program

NKE Waiver Forms

Find the appropriate NKE Waiver form for your program.

Please be aware that all NKE waiver applications must be submitted online directly in your CPHR Alberta member portal. You cannot apply to waive the NKE unless you are an active Associate member of CPHR Alberta.

Alberta

  • Ambrose University - Bachelor of Business Administration Specializing in Human Resources. Applies to graduates from April 2018 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.3 or higher.
  • Athabasca University - Bachelor of Management or Commerce in Human Resources Management. Applies to graduates from December 2016 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Bow Valley College - Human Resources Diploma Program. Applies to graduates from April 2016 onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher. 
  • Concordia University of Edmonton - Bachelor of Management in Human Resources. Applies to graduates from December 2017 and onward with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • Mount Royal University - Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources. Applies to graduates from November 2011 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • MacEwan University – Bachelor of Commerce with a Human Resources Management Major. Applies to graduates from January 2012 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • MacEwan University – Diploma in Human Resources Management. Applies to graduates from January 2012 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • NAIT - Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management. Applies to graduates from April 2012 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Norquest College - Business Administration Diploma with Human Resources Specialization. Applies to graduates from May 2018 onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Northwestern Polytechnic - Bachelor of Business Administration Diploma with Human Resources Emphasis. Applies to graduates from June 2023 onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Red Deer College - Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management. Applies to graduates from August 2018 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • SAIT - Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management. Applies to graduates from April 2018 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • University of Alberta, Alberta School of Business - Bachelor of Commerce with an HR Management concentration. Applies to graduates from April 2012 and onward, who have completed the required courses with an overall GPA average of 2.7 or higher. View the required courses here.
  • University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business - Bachelor of Commerce in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources. Applies to graduates from January 2013 and onward, who have completed the required courses with an overall GPA average of 2.7 or higher. View the required courses here.
  • University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of Business - Bachelor of Management in Human Resources and Labour Relations. Applies to graduates from September 2018 and onward, who have completed the required courses with an overall GPA average of 2.3 (70%) or higher. View the required courses here.

British Columbia

Please refer to CPHR BC & Yukon's website for eligibility.

Manitoba

Please refer to CPHR Manitoba's website for eligibility. 

New Brunswick

Please refer to CPHR New Brunswick's website for eligibility. 

Nova Scotia

Please refer to CPHR Nova Scotia's website for eligibility.

Prince Edward Island

Please refer to CPHR PEI's website for eligibility.

Quebec

Please refer to CRHA's website for eligibility.

Saskatchewan

Please refer to CPHR Saskatchewan's website for eligibility.