Validation of Professional Experience

The CPHR Experience Assessment is a formal step in earning the CPHR designation that requires candidates to demonstrate three or more years of professional experience in human resources within the last ten (10) years.


Experience Requirements

Three (3) Years Professional HR Experience - Paths 1, 3a & 4

To be certified by CPHR Manitoba, and earn the right to use the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, individuals must have had at least three years of demonstrated experience in HR at a professional level within the previous ten years. 

There are five aspects to the experience requirement, experience must be:

  • In Human Resources
  • At the professional level, which means that you must be using technical HR knowledge and have a level of autonomy in the application of your HR knowledge. Duties that are purely administrative requiring no HR knowledge do not count. You do not need to be a manager or a supervisor to be able to acquire the necessary experience
  • Demonstrate that the experience covers breadth in at least two of the nine functional dimensions of the CPHR Competency Framework Classification System or demonstrate complete proficiency in one functional dimension
  • For a cumulative duration of three (3) years (can be gained in a range of roles)
  • Acquired within the previous ten (10) years 

Validation of Experience Handbook - click here
Validation of Professional Experience form - 3-year - 
click here


Eight (8) Years Professional HR Experience - Paths 2, 3b

The requirement for these paths ask HR practitioners to:

  • In Human Resources
  • At the professional level, which means that you must be using technical HR knowledge and have a level of autonomy in the application of your HR knowledge. Duties that are purely administrative requiring no HR knowledge do not count. You do not need to be a manager or a supervisor to be able to acquire the necessary experience
  • Demonstrate that the experience covers breadth in at least two of the nine functional dimensions of the CPHR Competency Framework Classification System or demonstrate complete proficiency in one functional dimension
  • For a cumulative duration of eight (8) years (can be gained in a range of roles)
  • Acquired within the previous fifteen (15) years 

Validation of Experience Handbook - click here
Validation of Professional Experience form - 8-year - 
click here

Ten (10) Years Senior Level Professional HR Experience - Path 5

There are four aspects that must be met to qualify for CPHR Manitoba’s senior level path:

  •  Experience must be in Human Resources at the professional level, which means that you must be using technical HR knowledge and have a level of autonomy in the application of your HR knowledge.  Professional experience gained is for a cumulative duration of ten (10) years (can be gained in a range of roles)
  •  Proven demonstration of professional level skills and experience related to nine (9) Knowledge Areas   and five (5) enabling competencies that make up our CPHR competency framework. 
  •  Hold or have held an executive role
  •  A minimum of a university degree or diploma/certificate in HR from a recognized body post-secondary institution*

*Where a candidate does not satisfy the stipulated academic requirement referred to above, CPHR Manitoba may waive the requirement upon successful completion by the candidate of the National Knowledge Exam (NKE).

 

Senior Level Professional Assessment (SLPEA) Handbook – click here
Senior Level Professional Assessment (SPLEA) application form – click here


HR practioners can work toward the Experience Assessment in any sector of the economy: industry, government, public practice, professional associations, education, healthcare, or not-for-profits - essentially anywhere that has a human resources function. 


Information Sessions


Information sessions are held multiple times each year to assist you in completing your Validation of Professional Experience. 

For dates, please visit our Calendar of Events  


The Validation of Professional Experience - Process 

To gain your CPHR designation through the Validation of Professional Experience you will be required to submit a completed application. This application will need to be validated by your current employer. In order to be eligible to submit an application you need to be a CPHR Candidate and have fulfilled all the other requirements for the applicable route to obtaining the CPHR you fall under. To view the requirements of each route, click here.

Applications can be sent through the following method:

Please note: the Validation of Professional Experience review fee can be paid online.

Submission Deadline

Review deadline date

Results notification date

January 15

February 15

March 15

May 15

June 15

July 15

September 15

October 15

November 15

 

The Validation of Professional Experience review will run three times per year. The table above sets out the dates and deadlines for submissions and approvals.

 

Fees:

There is a Validation of Professional Experience review fee of $150 + tax payable at the time you submit your Validation of Professional Experience Form. This fee is non-refundable and covers the work required to review your form and make a decision relative to the standards required. There is no limit to the number of times an individual may apply. The review fee is required every time an application is made. 

If your application is approved, you will then need to pay the certification fee of $400 + tax.

To pay the $150 + tax review fee, please click here.

Once approved to pay for $400 + Taxes, please click here

  

Notification of Results:

Successful applicants will be notified by letter on the dates in the table above. Certificates will be issued following this date.

If you are unsuccessful, you will also receive an explanation as to why and what would be required to pass. Once you have filled the gap in your experience, you will be eligible to re-apply. There is no limit to the number of times an individual may apply.

Appeals

Appeals must be sent to the CPHR Registrar within 30 days of receiving the decision of the committee. Appeals should not be construed as a second opinion. Appeals will be considered on the grounds of denial of natural justice or deficiencies in the decision. The fact that the VPE Assessment Committee’s decision was not the one hoped for is not grounds for appeal. Registrar approved appeals will be reviewed by the CPHR Manitoba Board of Directors.



Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Manitoba (CPHR Manitoba)
1810-275 Portage Avenue / Winnipeg, Manitoba / R3B 2B3
tel. 204.943.2836 / fax. 204.943.1109 / email. hello@cphrmb.ca

For additional information please visit: CPHR.CA

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