Continuing Professional Development Overview

Maintaining Your CPHR

All CPHR designation holders should engage in a variety of professional development activities to maintain currency in the HR profession. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) represents an ongoing commitment to your career in human resources and is required in order to ensure you keep abreast of changes in the field. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) signifies continued mastery of the CPHR Competency Framework, which outlines 44 discipline specific professional competencies. 

Recent Changes to the CPD Requirement 

Effective June 1, 2016 CPHR Canada and CPHR Manitoba (along with all other Member Associations of CPHR Canada) adopted a new simplified annual reporting process for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to replace the old three-year recertification process. 

Under the new annual reporting process, CPHRs are required to report a minimum of 100 hours of professional development activity over each rolling three year period and a minimum of 20 hours each year in order to maintain the CPHR designation. 

3-Year Cumulative 100 Hours

CPHRs must earn a minimum of 100 hours of CPD activities in any consecutive three (3) year window. By May 31 of each year, 100 hours must have been accumulated in the previous three (3) years. For the next year, the oldest of the three (3) years will be discarded and you will need to accumulate enough hours to reach 100 hours for that previous three (3) year period (with a minimum of 20 hours in any given year). We recommend working towards 40 hours each year in order to stay ahead. Failure to meet the CPD requirements through the annual reporting process will result in revocation.

Why have we moved from a three-year recertification to a new annual reporting process?

You are certified for life once you attain the CPHR, but the recertification process implied you were only granted the CPHR for another three years. With an annual reporting process, CPHRs are instead committed to growing their competence and professional capabilities on an annual basis in order to maintain the CPHR.

Online Reporting

With the move to a simplified annual reporting process, we have moved the log to an online system which can be accessed through your member profile at Adding your activities is now easier than ever. For a step by step tutorial on how to add your activities to the online log, click here.

Earning CPD Hours

For the purposes of meeting the CPD requirements through professional development activities, individuals may consult the CPD Summary of Qualifying Activities. This document outlines development categories, types of activities that fall within each category and maximum allowable hours for each category. Each activity is allotted CPD hours. All activities must be entered into the online reporting system in your member profile. 

CPHR Manitoba offers opportunities to earn Continuing Professional Development hours by attending our professional development events (see Calendar) and/or volunteering on CPHR Manitoba committees (see Volunteer Postings). Professional Development events run by CPHR Manitoba will automatically populate as an online entry in your log for all CPHR members that attend - proof of attendance is not required. Attendance will be verified at each event and will appear in your log once the event has taken place. Members must register themselves under their own profile for all events in order to have CPHR Manitoba event entries automatically added. CPHR members registered under a "Group" registration will need to manually add these entries.  

Additionally, CPHR Manitoba offers webinars through a partnership with HRMA (BC) (see Calendar for upcoming webinars) and a Professional Mentorship Program (see Professional Mentorship Program) among other things as ways to earn CPD hours.

At CPHR Manitoba, we are committed to building the strategic capability and organizational impact of HR Practitioners, and providing value to our members. To further support CPD needs of our growing population of CPHRs, and in recognition of the quality of some of the HR professional development programs offered throughout Manitoba, we introduced the CPHR Manitoba Accreditation Program in 2013. All approved events in the program guarantee participants CPD hours. To learn more or to view a full list of accredited partners, click here

Reminder: PD events are not the only way to earn CPD hours. Please consult the CPD Summary of Qualifying Activities for more information.


Please keep original receipts and supporting documentation, as CPHR Manitoba is required to audit three percent (3%) of all CPHR members annually. To read more about the audit process click here.

Annual Reporting and You

For a table that explains the transition and your requirements, please see the Frequently Asked Questions

CPD Info Sessions 

CPHR Manitoba holds information sessions for members to provide detailed information on how to complete the online log. Visit the Calendar of Events for upcoming date(s).

Frequently Asked Questions 

Do you have unanswered questions about the Continuing Professional Development process? click here


Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Manitoba (CPHR Manitoba)
1810-275 Portage Avenue / Winnipeg, Manitoba / R3B 2B3
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