CPHR Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) Accreditation Program


CPHR Canada recently introduced new paths to obtaining the CPHR designation including an option allowing graduates of an Accredited HR Program to waive writing the NKE as one of the requirements.

Accredited programs must cover at least 80% of the CPHR Competency Framework. Applicants must be a member in good standing with CPHR Manitoba.

Application for an NKE waiver must be made within one year of graduating from a CPHR Canada Accredited HR Program. Each accredited institution may have differing eligibility criteria. Please see chart below for more information. 

All paths to the CPHR designation require one to complete the Validation of Professional Experience.

 Institution Name Graduation Date Additional Requirements Min G.P.A
Assiniboine Community College (ACC)
Business Administrator Diploma Human Resources Specialization
Must apply for waiver within one year of graduation.   3.0
Red River College (RRC)
Human Resource Management Certification
Must apply for waiver within one year of graduation Must have completed four (4) of     the following courses:
  • HUMR-1022 Employment and Labour Law
  • HUMR-1003 Organizational Development
  • HUMR-1058 Strategic HR Planning
  • SAFE1000 Occupational Safety and Health
  • HUMR-1028 HR Metrics and Analytics
Red River College (RRC)
Business Administration Diploma (HR Major)
Graduates from June 1, 2015
Must apply for waiver within one year of graduation.
University of Manitoba - Extended Education
Human Resource Management Certification
Graduates from Oct. 2016
Must apply for waiver within one year of graduation.
University of Manitoba
I.H. Asper School of Business

Bachelor of Commerce
Must apply for waiver within five years of graduation All past and future graduates must take the following courses:
  • HBIR 4420 - Compensation
  • LABR 3140 - Pensions & Benefits
  • LABR 3060 - Workplace Health & Safety
  • HRIR 4410 - Staffing & Management Development
  • LABR 3010 - Labour Law
  • HRIR 3450 - Labour & Employment Relations

    *GPA will be calculated on the above 6 courses.
University of Winnipeg Professional, Applied & Continuing Education (PACE) Human Resource Management Diploma Graduates from Oct. 2016
Must apply for waiver within one year of graduation

NKE Waiver

In order to apply for an NKE waiver complete the NKE Waiver Form and return it to CPHR Manitoba by mail or email. An official transcript sent directly to CPHR Manitoba from the granting institution will also be required as proof of graduation from an Accredited Program and to ensure you have met the minimum grade requirement.


NKE Waiver fee $400 + GST

Once an NKE waiver is approved, the following fees will apply:

Non-members – CPHR Candidate Membership - $415 + GST (after December 1 - $207.50 + GST)
CPHR Manitoba Members - Membership Administration Fee* - $50 + GST

*The $50 membership administration fee covers setting up your file with CPHR Canada as a CPHR Candidate. 

The CPHR Post-Secondary Institution Accreditation Program is a significant step forward for the Human Resources profession. The program will recognize the knowledge gained throughout the duration of the post-secondary education program and provide a significant advantage to graduates looking to pursue the CPHR designation.

List of Accredited Programs across Canada

NKE Waiver Form

Frequently Asked Questions


For more information, please contact:

Lori Brûlé
CPHR Designation Manager


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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