Put Your Business In Focus

Welcome to the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

HRPA is both the professional regulatory body and professional association for more than 22,000 Human Resources professional members in Ontario, throughout Canada and around the world.

HRPA Professionals

Businesses expect that HR professionals will have a deep understanding of how companies operate and will be able to provide strategic advice in order to make an impact.

That’s why an HRPA membership is invaluable: the CHRP, CHRL and CHRE designations have been specifically created to help members advance their careers and demonstrate their commitment to their organization.


Learn more about becoming an HRPA member: hrpa.ca/benefits
Learn about the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designations: hrdesignations.ca

Put your Career In Focus

HRPA has introduced 
quality designations that command respect and reflect the people-driven strategies HR professionals contribute to organizational success.

The HRPA Designations: CHRP, CHRL, and CHRE

The Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designations are the new global standard for HR excellence and professionalism.

Put Your Success In Focus

Certified Human Resources
Professional (CHRP)

The Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation signifies individuals who have achieved high HR standards and who are ready to demonstrate innovative thinking and fresh perspectives.

Graduates can now get a leg up with a CHRP designation.


Learn about the CHRP and other designations.

Visit us at hrpa.ca/for-professionals

Put Your Leadership In Focus

Certified Human Resources
Leader (CHRL)

The Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation is the new gold standard for HR leadership in organizations across Canada.


Learn about the CHRL and other designations.

Visit us at hrpa.ca/for-professionals

Put Your Impact In Focus

Certified Human Resources
Executive (CHRE)

The Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designation recognizes senior HR practitioners who drive business value with bold, visionary and innovative people strategies.


Use the CHRE eligibility assessment tool.

Visit us at hrdesignations.ca/chre

Learn about the other designations.

Visit us at hrpa.ca/for-professionals