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Chartered Professionals in Human Resources
Required Courses
for Canadian and Foreign Candidates


This Academic Program provides the CPHR coursework for writing the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) and attaining certification. Each course is authored by leading Canadian HR academics, and taught by well-qualified instructors.

New! An Accredited CPHR Academic Program Option with an NKE Exemption. Find out about it Here.

This program is intended for Canadian and Foreign candidates seeking certification for all provinces and territories in Canada except Ontario and Quebec. (*Please see below for a notice regarding certification in your Province.)

The full Program is offered in each of three semesters per year, beginning in early January, May and September. The duration of classes for each semester is 12 weeks, followed by an exam period. The Fall 2023 Semester is now in session. The Winter 2023 Semester begins on January 4, 2023 and registrations for that Semester are now being accepted.

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*Please contact the CPHR Member Association in the province you reside in for further details regarding specific education requirements and information on CPHR pathways and membership benefits.
*Please note that due to Québec’s regulations and different accreditation requirements, this Academic Program is not suitable for the educational requirements of that province.  For further information, please contact

Questions? Please email: Info@captus.com​​​​