Become a CPHR

The Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation is a nationally recognized level of achievement within the field of human resources. It reflects a conviction that the professional practice of human resources management can safeguard the interests of employers, employees and the business community. The designation represents continuing recognition of the bearer’s professionalism.

There are many professional benefits to attaining your CPHR. But the best evidence of the value CPHRs bring is clear. CPHRs earn more than non-designated HR professionals.

Source: Insights West – CPHR/CRHA Canada National Salary Survey 2021 


Beyond the evidence provided above, here are some of the advantages to attaining your CPHR designation:

  1. Proven Expertise: HR practitioners who pursue the CPHR must meet all requirements set out by their provincial HR association, which aim to measure their competence and experience in the field of HR. By pursuing the CPHR designation, you’ll prove your ability to tackle all aspects of HR and demonstrate to employers and colleagues alike that you are a true HR expert.
  2. Continual Learning: To maintain your designation, you will be challenged to continually update your knowledge and skills in HR. As a CPHR, you’ll gain expertise and leading edge knowledge to help you manage complex and dynamic HR issues and, ultimately, become a strategic advisor.
  3. Demonstrated Commitment: CPHRs must undergo rigorous studies, comprehensive exam(s) and ongoing learning. They are, in short, committed to the profession over the long-term. By pursuing your CPHR, you demonstrate your commitment to constantly updating your HR skills and highlighting your long-term passion for the profession. You join the class of HR professionals that employers seek out.
  4. Knowledge Community: As a CPHR, you are part of an exclusive, nation-wide community of HR professionals. Through special events, conferences, publications and websites, you can connect with others in the HR profession across Canada. This powerful network proves invaluable as you look for solutions, ideas and the ability to connect with others in the field.
  5. Ethical Behaviour: CPHRs commit themselves to high standards of ethical behaviour. They are held to the Member Association Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct that covers a range of important professional issues including confidentiality, conflict of interest, professional growth and more. You gain confidence from your employer, colleagues and peers with the knowledge that you are committed to a Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct that demands the highest standards for the profession, and that you are required to complete a mandatory ethics course every three years for Continuing Professional Development.

Join the thousands of HR professionals across Canada who have discovered the CPHR advantage. Learn more about the CPHR qualifications in your province, contact your member association.