Become a CPHR

What is a CPHR?

Achieve HR Excellence. Become a CPHR.

As a human resources (HR) professional, you are a leader in your field. Employers, colleagues and clients turn to you for strategic advice, clear guidance, and leadership on all aspects of HR. Make the most of your HR knowledge and experience, and get started on the path towards the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation - the gold standard of HR professionals.

Granted provincially, CPHR Manitoba is the sole certifying body in Manitoba for the nationally recognized Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.

The CPHR designation signifies that an individual has achieved and continues to actively demonstrate mastery of the CPHR Competency Framework. Through a national examination and assessment process, each CPHR designate must demonstrate the core competencies relevant to the HR profession.

The CPHR designation can enhance your career opportunities and compensation potential. An increasing number of organizations require or prefer that successful candidates for HR positions hold, or are working towards obtaining, the CPHR designation. This is particularly true for senior HR positions.


Benefits of Becoming a CPHR

The CPHR designation represents a commitment to a national standard of excellence and sets a benchmark for the practice of effective human resources. It emphasizes the strategic role of HR management in business and plays an important role in securing HR's position as an equal business partner at the executive table. Click here for more benefits of becoming a CPHR.


Paths for Becoming a CPHR

There are a variety of paths to become a CPHR. These paths reflect the varied education and experience we see in the profession today.  Click here to view each path in more detail .


Four Fundamental Requirements for CPHRs

The CPHR education, examination and experience requirements are designed to provide candidates opportunities to develop and demonstrate the required CPHR competencies.

1) Membership 

Maintain active membership with CPHR Manitoba. Membership benefits, categories and fees can be found  here .

2) Knowledge 

Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of the  Functional Knowledge Areas  by:

3) Work Experience 

Demonstrate application of the functional competencies and enabling competencies through the Validation of Experience, where the depth of work performed requires independence of action, responsibility for outcomes and influence with decision makers. The amount of work experience required varies depending on which path you take to become a CPHR.

4) Professional Conduct 

Certification is an essential tool for maintaining high performance standards. The CPHR designation assures employers, clients and other HR professionals that a CPHR has committed to abide by a professional  Code of Ethics & Rules of Professional Conduct ,  a breach of which will result in disciplinary action including the possible removal of the designation.

Recognition as a CPHR Candidate

Members who have passed the National Knowledge Exam or who have successfully applied for an NKE waiver and have not yet completed the Validation of Experience (VOE) will be granted the ability to use “CPHR Candidate” as a professional title.

The CPHR is valued by the employment community and the ability to be officially recognized as a CPHR Candidate will provide you with additional recognition. You may use this title in resumes, business cards, emails, LinkedIn or any other public profiles. 

CPHR Candidates must maintain a membership with CPHR Manitoba. Failure to comply will result in the revoking of your membership.

Maintaining Your CPHR Designation Once You Become A CPHR

Upon successful completion of all requirements for one of the routes, a CPHR Certificate will be issued. As a CPHR, you represent the standard of quality in human resources practice in Manitoba and Canada. Click here  to learn more about the requirements to maintain the CPHR designation.


Recognition of Other HR Certifications

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP holders who wish to obtain the CPHR designation can do so by submitting an application for membership to CPHR Manitoba. Click here  to learn more.

If you choose to move to another province, territory or state and practice HR, you can transfer your designation. For more information about transferring and maintaining your CPHR designation,  click here .

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.

For additional information please visit: CPHR.CA

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