In October 2016, CCHRA (the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations) changed the CHRP designation to CPHR®, to address the changing HR industry the globe.


As the role of the human resource continues to become more critical to accelerating economic growth through business success, and improving the lives of employees, the change aligned CPHR UK and the member associations to be stronger together.


The global association of HR maintains the designation: Chartered Professional in Human Resources — as our standard of quality.


We would have proceeded with this alignment under the CHRP banner, but the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) of Ontario opted to create a three-tiered designation for their Province and they defined CHRP, as their entry-level designation. So the rest of the world was required to either accept the tiered model or make this change.


CPHRs are proven to have unique expertise and the experience to meet the challenges of today’s workforce. The standards we have set and the quality we deliver through CPHR UK is second to none in the world.


We have established consistent requirements for certification and continuing professional development and a global Code of Conduct. We are moving together toward self-regulation in a group that aligns with our requirements.


CPHR UK, 47,000+ members strong, is the international voice of HR. We are United Kingdom’s representative on the European Human Resources Management Association (EHRMA) and the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA); and we recently signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the U.S., the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and the United Arab Emirates.


Practicing HR professionals who are not yet qualified for the CPHR® designation are designated as CAHR.