Validation of Experience

CPHR candidates must demonstrate a minimum of three (3) or more years of HR work experience at the foundational and applied level in Human Resources with the last ten (10) years as the final step to the completion of the CPHR designation.

HR practitioners can work toward the Experience Requirement in any sector of the economy: industry, government, public practice, professional associations, education, healthcare, or not-for-profits — essentially anywhere that has a human resources management function.

Assessment of experience is made through the Validation of Experience (VOE) assessment process. This is administered by your member association.