CHRP (human resources)

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Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
TypeProfessional Organization

Certified Human Resources Professional or CHRP is a designation achieved by human resources professionals in Ontario.[1]

As of October 2016, the CHRP designation outside of Ontario has been rebranded as the CPHR (Chartered Professional in Human Resources). The rebrand occurred after Ontario's provincial HR association, the HRPA (Human Resources Professional Association), left the national body, and unilaterally created a three-tiered designation for their province. They also relegated the formerly single-tier CHRP designation, to the entry-level tier of their system. This meant that the rest of Canada's HR associations had to either accept the HRPA's three-tiered model themselves or retain the nationally recognized CHRP designation under a different name.[2] Established in 1994, the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada is a collaborative effort of human resources associations in nationally, formerly known as Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA).[3] In 2016, the CCHRA and the member associations agreed to change the national HR designation to CPHR™, and the new entity CPHR Canada was created.


  1. ^ "The CHRP Designation". Archived from the original on 2008-12-12. Retrieved 2008-12-13.
  2. ^ "Changes to the CHRP designation and the HR industry across Canada | Human Resources Institute of Alberta". Archived from the original on 2016-10-25. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  3. ^ "About us".