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Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO)

HRPAO is the professional association for human resource management in Ontario.

HRPAO advocates for, promotes and enhances the human resources profession; sets standards; anticipates and exceeds stakeholder expectations.

With over 14,000 members in chapters across the province, HRPAO connects professionals to an unmatched range of HR information resources, events, professional development and networking opportunities.

As the voice of HR experience and expertise in Ontario, the association administers the Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation.

For HR professionals and business managers alike, HRPAO promotes the realization of organizational excellence in the workplace.

Contact Info

2 Bloor Street West,
Suite 1902
Toronto, Ontario

Phone: 416-923-2324
Fax: 416-923-7264

Email: info@hrpao.org
Website: www.hrpao.org

Continuing Education Policy

The following certification/recertification information is taken from the HRPAO website:

Recertification is the means whereby a member with a Certified Human Resources Professional designation maintains certification for another three years. It is a key component of national standards stipulating that certified professionals are required to undertake professional development activities during the three year period.

Recertification demonstrates that a member is up-to-date and at the leading edge of developments in the human resources profession. Recertification is a commitment to career-long learning.

How do I know what counts?

HRPAO does not directly endorse non-HRPAO programs towards CHRP recertification. The onus is on the HRPAO member to justify the rational for participating in any professional development activity (HRPAO or non-HRPAO provided) based upon the guidelines and criteria for recertification.

The following logic should be used when deciding what to take:

"Does the activity make me a better HR practitioner and strategic business partner?" If the answer is yes then log the activity. Three (3%) of all applications will be audited. When audited this is the type of rationale that will need to be supplied.

Supporting Documentation Required for Recertification

Members should keep supporting documentation including detailed records of all professional development activities and all original receipts. Supporting documentation and receipts are not to be submitted with the application, but may be required for verification purposes in the event the candidate is audited. The Audit Committee will audit 3% of all applications received in the calendar year.

Members should be prepared to justify their professional development activities and demonstrate how an activity meets the recertification criteria.

Email: registrar@hrpao.org

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