CPHR Competency Framework

The CPHR Competency Framework details the pathway to the CPHR designation. Based on the 2013 Professional Practice Analysis, the framework is based on a dual-competency model, featuring both the technical (or functional) and general (or enabling) skills, abilities and knowledge necessary to effectively practice human resources.

The CPHR Competency Framework outlines 44 professional competencies organized in nine functional areas of knowledge that candidates must know to earn their certification. The framework also outlines five enabling competencies that complete the professional’s skill set. It also specifies the proficiency level at which each competency is to be demonstrated and how it will be assessed.

The competencies and proficiency levels detailed in the framework represent the minimum requirements to meet CPHR certification.