extensions may be granted for special circumstances:
Leaves of Absence/Maternity Leave
CPHR holders who are granted maternity or disability leave from their workplace for a period of time equal to or greater than six (6) months are entitled to apply for and receive an extension for completing Continuing Professional Development hours. The extension granted will be equivalent to the length of the leave granted or one (1) year.
Applications for extension must be accompanied by written confirmation from the workplace of the type and term of leave granted. In the case of self-employed members, confirmation from a physician is required in lieu of an employer confirmation. Please email your request to the Manager, CPHR Designation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional leave can be granted at the discretion of the Provincial Association.
Requests for a leave of absence must be made prior to the commencement of the leave. Retroactive leaves will not be approved.
Applications for extension must be accompanied by written confirmation from the workplace or a physician of the type and term of leave granted. Additional leave can be granted at the discretion of the Registrar.
Where a leave of absence is granted, the three year period in which you need to obtain 100 CPD hours will restart upon your return to work (i.e. you will be required to obtain 100 CPD hours by May 31 of the year closest to your return to work date, maintaining the minimum 20 hour requirement for each of the three (3) years).
Your online CPD log must be up to date prior to applying for a leave of absence.
A member who has been granted a leave of absence will not be allowed to use the CPHR designation during the leave of absence period.
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For more information, please contact:
Manager, CPHR Designation