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Certification Process

How You Get Your CPHR Designation

Four Fundamental Requirements for CPHRs

1) Membership

Maintain active membership with CPHR Saskatchewan. Membership benefits, categories, and fees can be found here

If you are not a member, you need to apply to become one. If you are a member, (either a General or Student member) you will need to be moved to the Associate membership category. Please contact the office for more information at 306-242-2747

2) Knowledge

To prove you have the knowledge required to become a Chartered Professional in Human Resources, you must register for and pass the National Knowledge Exam ® (NKE), or apply for an NKE Waiver as a graduate from an accredited post-secondary institution. 

When you pass the NKE (or your NKE Waiver is approved) you will become a CPHR Candidate. 

*Candidates have up to ten years to complete the final step – the Validation of Experience (VOE) Assessment.

3) Applied Level Work Experience

Demonstrate application of the functional competencies and enabling competencies through the Validation of Experience , practicing human resources, where the depth of work performed requires independence of action, responsibility for outcomes and influence with decision makers.

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4) Professional Conduct

Certification is an essential tool for maintaining high performance standards. The CPHR designation assures employers, clients and other HR professionals that a CPHR has committed to abide by CPHR Saskatchewan’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice, a breach of which will result in disciplinary action including the possible removal of the designation.


In Saskatchewan, there are five approved paths to becoming a CPHR:


(Click on chart for detailed info about the requirements for each path)
 Learn what happens after you get your designation here.

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Saskatchewan (CPHR Saskatchewan)
#210, 3501 8th Street East / Saskatoon, Sask. / S7H 0W5
tel: 306.242.2747  / email: 

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