Maintaining Your CPHR

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources advance and expand their professional knowledge and practice across the competency areas, throughout their careers.

Once you obtain your CPHR designation, there is an ongoing requirement to maintain your competency, demonstrated by achieving the standards for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) each year.  As a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), you are required to maintain your CPHR designation by meeting the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirements.

In order to maintain your CPHR designation with us, CPHR holders are required to:

  • Continue to be a member in good standing and keep all dues current
  • Meet the ongoing Continuing Professional Development Requirements and report on time
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct

Chartered members are required to meet the CPD Requirement of a minimum of 60 hours over a three-year period and a minimum of 10 hours per year submitted annually by January 31.

Membership Transfers or Mutual Recognition

Professional designations are managed provincially in Canada.  As such, when a CPHR moves, they must apply to have their CPHR recognized in their new province.  Membership is separate so they must also apply for membership with the new province concurrently.  In some cases, individuals work in more than one province and want to use their CPHR in each province.  In those cases, the individual should apply to have their CPHR mutually recognized in the additional province.

Moving to our jurisdiction?  Apply for membership with us and also contact your current CPHR Canada member association to initiate the mutual recognition of your CPHR status.  This is usually done through completing a form and paying a transfer fee.  The current association then provides us with the information on your designation status.  You must also apply for membership with us as membership is not transferrable between provinces.


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