CPHR Academic Program

Welcome to the CPHR Academic Program

CPHR PEI requires our CPHR Academic program or an equivalent to be completed before writing the National Knowledge Exam (NKE). This requirement is applicable unless the individual is covered by another eligible path.

Courses
Accounting and Financial Management
Human Resources Management
Industrial Relations
Organizational Behaviour
Occupational Health and Safety
Recruitment and Selection
Strategic Compensation
Strategic Human Resources Planning
Training and Development

Course Equivalents
For determining whether academic courses you have taken previously have already been assessed as equivalent to courses in the CPHR Academic Program, click here to view the Prior Learning Assessment Equivalency Course Database.

Path One: If you have completed all course equivalencies, complete the application form, including an $18 assessment fee to have your courses assessed for NKE registration eligibility.
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Path Two: If you have completed some of the course equivalencies, click here to create a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).

Registration
Taught by leading Canadian HR professors, each course provides extensive multimedia lectures with downloadable PowerPoint slides, progress quizzes, and a discussion board where you will interact with your instructor and other students and post answers to assignments.

Descriptions of each of the nine courses are below.

To register with Captus Press Inc. click here.

Accounting and Financial Management

Author: John Parkinson Ph.D., Professor of Accounting, York University
Instructor: Mike Cornacchia

Financial and management accounting knowledge is necessary to enable Human Resources Managers (HRM) to do their job effectively. In some cases, where the HRM are expected to carry out the activity, a detailed knowledge is required. This would be the case, for example, in respect of the preparation of operating budgets within HR, and the interpretation of control information based on those budgets. In other cases the HRM is expected to have a working understanding of the challenges faced by fellow members of the management team, where a familiarity with the concepts is more important than detailed knowledge. This would be the case, for example, in respect of the preparation of the income statement and balance sheet for external users.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $415 plus tax. Casebook included, Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Purchase required textbook:
https://www.wiley.com//WileyCDA/Section/id-830028.html (eBook only)

Human Resources Management

Authors: Monica Belcourt, PhD, Professor, Human Resource Management, York University
Instructor: Vita Lobo

Human Resources Management will help you understand how effective people in management can lead to the creation of better working conditions and improved employee performance. Dr. Monica Belcourt, author of Canada’s best-selling textbook on the subject, leads a comprehensive introduction to the core topics of human resources management including human resources planning, recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, industrial relations, employment law, health and safety, and training and development.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $415 plus tax. Casebook included, Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Purchase required textbook:
https://www.nelsonbrain.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/micrositesca/OAP-HRPA2

Industrial Relations

Authors: Travor C Brown, PhD, Professor, Memorial University and Robert Hebdon, PhD, Professor, McGill University
Instructor: Vita Lobo

In Canada, approximately one in three employees are represented by unions. This course provides an introduction to the economic, legal, political and social aspects of industrial relations in Canada. While the emphasis of the course will be on the union-management relationship, non-union representation issues will also be examined. Topics to be covered include: labour and employment law, collective bargaining, grievances and arbitration, strikes, as well as the rights of the employer and union.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $415 plus tax. Casebook included, Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Purchase required textbook:
https://www.nelsonbrain.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/micrositesca/OAP-HRPA8

Occupational Health and Safety

Author: Professor Deborah Zinni, Brock University
Instructor: Jan Boase

This course provides a basic knowledge of health and safety and will be useful to all employees, regardless of whether they are directly, or indirectly responsible for health and safety. Emphasis will be placed on legislation, chemical and biological agents, physical agents, psychosocial hazards, hazard recognition and assessment, hazard control, accident investigation, and other topics of interest. By the end of this course students will understand their responsibilities as related to the internal responsibility system, and that health and safety is everybody’s responsibility.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $415 plus tax. Casebook included, Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Purchase required textbook:
https://www.nelsonbrain.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/micrositesca/OAP-HRPA3

Organizational Behaviour

Author: Alan Saks, PhD, professor, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Instructor: Madeleine Maruaniy

Organizational behaviour is the study of how people behave both individually and within informal and formal groups. Every organization’s performance is ultimately dependent on the motivational levels of its human resources and the willingness and ability of people to work harmoniously and effectively towards the accomplishment of shared goals. Organizational Behaviour explores and examines the interrelationships of individual personality and work, the characteristics of organizations and their environments and the challenges presented by the ever-changing combination of these factors.

Prof. Saks explore organizational structure and the environment, communication, motivation, leadership, group dynamics, decision-making, job design, and organizational change in this course. Upon completion, you will understand individual and group behaviour within small and large organizations and know how this behaviour influences organizational performance.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $415 plus tax. Casebook included, Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Purchase required textbook:
https://console.pearson.com/enrollment/nzgkfo

Recruitment and Selection

Authors: Professor Mary Jo Ducharme, School of Human Resources Management York University and Mark Podolsky
Instructor: Mark Podolsky

This course provides an introduction to the current issues and procedures that are used in recruitment, selection and appraisal of employees in Canadian organizations. We will be reviewing such topics as Canadian legal standards, the utility of scientific approaches to selection and the steps involved in developing and validating a selection system.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $415 plus tax. Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Purchase required textbook:
https://www.nelsonbrain.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/micrositesca/OAP-HRPA6

Strategic Compensation

Author: Dr. Parbudyal Singh, professor, Human Resources Management, York University
Instructor: Dr. Parbudyal Singh

This course provides the student with an understanding of the objectives of a compensation program; the process and techniques of wage and salary determination; issues and problems in incentive systems; benefits and services, and the management of these programs.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $415 plus tax. Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Purchase required textbook:
https://www.nelsonbrain.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/micrositesca/OAP-HRPA7

Strategic Human Resources Planning

Authors: Monica Belcourt, PhD, Professor, Human Resources Management, York University, Ron Alexandrowich and Mark Podolsky
Instructor: Stephanie Milliken

The course provides students with an understanding of the personnel planning process, the quantitative and qualitative techniques used in forecasting personnel requirements, and possible solutions to shortages and surpluses. Students will understand the implications for various human resource functions as a result of strategic options such as restructuring, mergers; outsourcing and international ventures. Students will gain a solid understanding of how to measure the effectiveness of all these processes.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $415 plus tax. Casebook included, Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Purchase required textbook:
https://www.nelsonbrain.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/micrositesca/OAP-HRPA5

Training and Development

Author: Alan Saks, PhD, professor, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Instructor: Marie-Hélène Budworth

Teaching students about the training and development process in organizations is the focus of this course. In Training and Development, students will learn about training needs analyses, the various methods associated with training and development interventions, and how to design and evaluate training programs in an effective fashion. The overall goal is to provide a well-rounded approach to training and development that is applicable to students in human resources as well as those seeking careers in other areas of business and management.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.
Price: $415 plus tax. Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register and the on the link below for print and e-book purchase options.

Purchase required textbook:
https://www.nelsonbrain.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/micrositesca/OAP-HRPA