Accredited Post-Secondary Programs

CPHR Canada and the member associations are constantly reviewing and accrediting post-secondary programs in each region. Following is the most current national list. If you have a question about a program in your province, contact your member association directly.

CPHR Canada Accredited Universities and Colleges

Graduates of accredited post-secondary programs will be one step closer to receiving their CPHR designation and may be eligible to waive writing the NKE. More details about the accreditation program as well as program requirements and eligibility can be found on your member association website.

British Columbia and Yukon
  • Acsenda School of Management — Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management; graduated May 2014 or later, with cumulative marks of 70% or higher
  • Ashton College — Diploma in Human Resources Management program; graduated May 2017 or later, with cumulative marks of 70% or higher
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) — Human Resource Management diploma program; graduated May 2013 or later, with cumulative marks of 70% or higher
  • Camosun College —Bachelor of Business Administration Human Resource Management and Leadership degree program or Post-Degree Diploma; graduated December 2013 or later, with cumulative marks of 70% or higher
  • College of New Caledonia —Post-Diploma in Human Resources Management program; graduated August 2016 or later, with cumulative marks of 70% or higher
  • Douglas College – Post-Degree Diploma in HRM, Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Advanced HRM or BBA Concentration in HRM; graduated May 2020 or later, with cumulative marks of 70% or higher
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University — Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management; graduated May 2012 or later, with cumulative marks of 70% or higher
  • Okanagan College — Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management degree program; graduated May 2013 or later, with cumulative marks of 70% or higher
  • Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies – Human Resource Management certificate program; graduated May 2016 or later, with cumulative marks of 70% or higher
  • Thompson Rivers University – BBA (HRM) degree program or Post-Baccalaureate in HRM; graduated May 2017 or later, with cumulative marks of 70% or higher
  • Trinity Western University School of Business – BBA degree program with a specialization in HR; graduated April 2019 or later
  • University of Northern British Columbia — Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management degree program; graduated May 2017 or later, with cumulative marks of 70% or higher
  • University of the Fraser Valley — Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management degree program; graduated May 2017 or later, with cumulative marks of 70% or higher
  • Vancouver Island University — Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management degree program; graduated May 2017 or later, with cumulative marks of 70% or higher
Alberta
  • Athabasca University — Bachelor of Management in Human Resources Management. Applies to graduates from December 2016 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Ambrose University – Bachelor of Business Administration Specializing in Human Resources. Applies to graduates from April 2018 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.3 or higher.
  • Bow Valley College — Human Resources Diploma Program. Applies to graduates from April 2016 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher.
  • Concordia University of Edmonton – Bachelor of Management in Human Resources. Applies to graduates from December 2017 and onward with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • MacEwan University — Bachelor of Commerce with a Human Resources Management Major. Applies to graduates from January 2012 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • MacEwan University — Diploma in Human Resources Management. Applies to graduates from January 2012 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Mount Royal University — Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources. Applies to graduates from November 2011 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) — Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management. Applies to graduates from April 2012 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Norquest College – Business Administration Diploma with Human Resources Specialization. Applies to graduates from May 2018 onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Red Deer College — Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management. Applies to graduates from August 2018 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) — Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management. Applies to graduates from November 2018 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • University of Alberta, Alberta School of Business — Bachelor of Commerce with an HR Management concentration. Applies to graduates from April 2012 and onward, who have completed 13 certain specific courses with an overall GPA average of 2.7 or higher. View the required courses here.
  • University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business – Bachelor of Commerce in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources. Applies to graduates from January 2019 and onward, who have completed the required courses with an overall GPA average of 2.7 or higher. View the required courses here.
  • University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of Business – Bachelor of Management in Human Resources and Labour Relations. Applies to graduates from September 2018 and onward, who have completed the required courses with an overall GPA average of 2.3 (70%) or higher. View the required courses here.
Manitoba
  • Assiniboine Community College — Business Administration Diploma (Human Resource Specialization); must apply within 5 years of graduation and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technologies — Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Learning and Development; must apply within 5 years of graduation and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Red River College — Human Resource Management Certificate. View required courses here. Must apply within 5 years of graduation and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Red River College —  Business Administration Diploma (Human Resource Major). Applies to graduates from June 1, 2015 and onward; must apply within 5 years of graduation and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • University of Manitoba Extended Education —  Human Resource Management Certificate. Applies to graduates from October 1, 2016 and onward; must apply within 5 years of graduation and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • University of Manitoba I.H. Asper School of Business — Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations. View required courses here. Must apply within 5 years of graduation and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • University of Manitoba — Bachelor of Arts (Advanced Major & General Major in Labour Studies).  View required courses here. Must apply for waiver within 5 years of graduation with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • University of Winnipeg Professional, Applied & Continuing Education — Human Resource Management Diploma. Applies to graduates from October 1, 2016 and onward; must apply within 5 years of graduation and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
New Brunswick
  • New Brunswick Community College — Graduates of the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Human Resources Management at New Brunswick Community College with an overall cumulative average of 70% (seventy percent) or equivalent in the grading system in the HR program.
  • University of New Brunswick Fredericton – Faculty of Management – Bachelor of Business Administration Honours/ Major in Human Resources Management and Certificate in Applied Human Resources Management. Applied to graduates from November 2019 with an overall GPA of 2.7 (B-) or higher in the HR Major courses.
  • University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus – Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Human Resources Management with an overall cumulative average of 70% (seventy percent) or equivalent (B- = GPA of 2.7) in the grading system in the HR program.
Quebec
  • l’Université Laval — Bachelor of Social Sciences in Industrial Relations
  • l’Université de Montréal — Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations
  • l’Université McGill — Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations
  • l’Université du Québec en Outaouais — Bachelor in Industrial Relations and Human Resources
  • l’Université du Québec à Montréal — Bachelor in Human Resource Management
Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Community College — Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Human Resources at Nova Scotia Community College with an overall cumulative average of 70% (seventy percent) or grade-point equivalent in the HR program.
  • Sobey School of Business (Saint Mary’s University) – Bachelor of Commerce with a Human Resources Management Major. Applies to graduates from May 2017 and onward, with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic — Business Diploma in Human Resources. Applies to graduates from April 2016 and onward, with an overall cumulative average of 70% or higher.
Prince Edward Island
  • Holland College — Human Resources Management Program. Graduates must have a cumulative average of 70% (seventy percent) or equivalent in the grading system in the HR program.

Please refer to your provincial association for additional eligibility requirements

Note: The CPHR is a provincially granted designation. As such, requirements may vary slightly in your province. Please consult your member association for details on requirements.