The Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) 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.
If I receive my CHRP designation it not only increases my professional standing with my company, it also increases my marketability.
So, what are the costs?
- I must be a member of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta which costs $100*/annually and requires a $100* application fee just to go through the process to become certified. Once I am certified, the annual fee increases to $200/annually
- There is an optional National Knowledge Exam workshop (the first test I need to complete to get my CHRP), which prepares you for the exam, that costs $350*
- I then have to register an pass the National Knowledge Exam (NKE). The cost of the exam is $250*
- Once I have passed the NKE I have up to five years to pass the National Professional Practice Assessment (NPPA) The cost of the NPPA is $500*
Once certified, I have to re-certify every three years, which costs $50*
*all of these costs would have GST added on top.
Now, for the good part...
My employer is currently offering the opportunity to apply for a continued learning award.... so I could potentially get the whole thing paid for. After certification, I would have to pay the annual fees myself, but I think I'll give it ago (the application that is). What's the worst that will happen, they'll say no?