CPHR Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) Accreditation Program

Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) Accreditation Program & National Knowledge Exam (NKE) Waiver Overview

Graduates of an Accredited program may be eligible to apply for a waiver for the National Knowledge Exam (NKE), the academic exam that assesses your understanding of the CPHR Competency Framework. With a successful waiver application, you become a CPHR Candidate and are one step closer to receiving your CPHR designation.

Post-secondary programs are qualified to be accredited if it is determined that the content offered meets at least 80% of the CPHR Competency Framework.

Post-secondary institutions in Manitoba that have a HR program have been invited to apply to be accredited. Once an institution has submitted their application, it is reviewed to ensure that it meets this standard. All approved programs earn the status "Accredited by CPHR Canada", making the national list of CPHR Canada Accredited Post-Secondary HR Programs. 

If you graduate from a CPHR Manitoba Accredited Post-Secondary HR Program with an average of 70% or more, or grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, you can apply to waive the NKE. For more information, view the Eligibility Criteria chart below.

 

 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 five years of graduation 3.0

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Learning and Development

Must apply for waiver within five years of graduation

 

3.0

Red River College (RRC)
Human Resource Management Certificate
Must apply for waiver within five years 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
3.0
Red River College (RRC)
Business Administration Diploma (HR Major)
Graduates from June 1, 2015
Must apply for waiver within five years of graduation
3.0
University of Manitoba - Extended Education
Human Resource Management Certificate
Graduates from Oct. 2016
Must apply for waiver within five years of graduation
3.0
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:

HRIR 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.

3.0
University of Manitoba 
Bachelor of Arts (Advanced Major & General Major in Labour Studies)
Must apply for waiver within five years of graduation All past and future graduates must take the following courses:

HRIR 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.

 3.0
University of Winnipeg Professional, Applied & Continuing Education (PACE) Human Resource Management Diploma Graduates from Oct. 2016
Must apply for waiver within five years of graduation
3.0

 

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


NKE Waiver - Application and Fees

In order to apply for an NKE waiver follow the link below to complete the application and payment.

Fees*

NKE Waiver fee: $400 + GST
Administration Fee:** - $50 + GST

NKE Waiver Application and Payment

*Member dues are in addition to the above fees.

**The $50 membership administration fee covers setting up your file with CPHR Canada as a CPHR Candidate and does not include your membership fee.

If you are not currently a CPHR Manitoba member, please contact Lori Brûlé, CPHR Designation Manager by phone 204-943-3624 or by email lori@cphrmb.ca.

If you are a member, please login to the CPHR Manitoba website as a member to access the waiver and payment form.

Transcript: An official transcript sent directly to CPHR Manitoba from the granting institution will be required as proof of graduation from an Accredited Program and to ensure that you have met the criteria for the NKE waiver. Once verified, CPHR Manitoba will approve your waiver and you will be officially recognized as a CPHR Candidate.

Frequently Asked Questions


For more information, please contact:

Lori Brûlé
CPHR Designation Manager
204-943-3624
lori@cphrmb.ca

 

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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