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CPHR Alberta unveils new path to designation for senior HR professionals


January 14, 2020
By Talent Canada Staff

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Senior HR professionals in Alberta have a new way to obtain the CPHR designation.

The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) of Alberta will start accepting applications for the senior path to its designation later this month.

It is following in the footsteps of other provincial HR associations that have adopted a senior path as one way obtain the CHRP designation, including CPHR Nova Scotia and CPHR British Columbia and Yukon.

In a post on its website Erica Blain, director, professional standards and registrar at CPHR Alberta, outlined the process.

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Who can apply?

The senior path is open to professionals with a post-secondary degree and who have been working in HR for at least 10 years. At least five of those years must be at a senior level.

People that qualify for this path should have:

  • at least five years of experience on a leadership or executive team
  • a very high amount of independence in their day-to-day work
  • high impact decision-making authority
  • considerable budgetary responsibility
  • influence on the organizational strategy and business decisions
  • authority in their organization for all things HR

Why the senior path?

One of the reasons CPHR Alberta is introducing the new path is to increase the number of professionals with the designation.

“As a result, the public is better protected because Chartered members are bound to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice,” the post on CPHR Alberta states. “We look forward to welcoming CPHR members using this new path to the designation.”

For more information on Alberta’s senior path to the CPHR, visit https://www.cphrab.ca/senior-path-cphr-designation