The three new HR designations recently created by Ontario's Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) do not affect Alberta CHRPs (Certified Human Resource Professionals) or The Human Resources Institute of Alberta (CPHR Alberta) members.
The Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) is a collaborative effort of human resources associations from across Canada. CCHRA provides the National Knowledge Exam and also provides direction for all the provinces to follow common practices in administering the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (experience assessment, recertification and exams).
Until this year, all provinces (except Quebec) belonged to the CCHRA. In June 2014, Ontario's association, the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), made the decision to leave CCHRA. Since that time, they have been working independently of the other provinces and the CPHR Alberta expects that they will continue to operate separately moving forward.
The Human Resource Institute of Alberta (CPHR Alberta) is the exclusive granting body for the CHRP in Alberta and is the professional association dedicated to strengthening the role of HR professionals in the workplace and upholding the highest standards of practice. The announcement of the Ontario HRPA's three new designations does not affect Alberta CHRPs or CPHR Alberta members.
Nothing has changed for CPHR Alberta or for its members. The CPHR Alberta will be reviewing its regulations for recognizing non-Alberta designations. The CHRP designation, as certified in Alberta by the CPHR Alberta, is the leading standard for HR professionals in Canada. The changes made in Ontario do not affect current Alberta CHRPs.
For more information on the new designations, please contact Interim Executive Director, Janice MacPherson at JMacPherson@cphrab.ca.