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


The CPHR Academic Certificate Program provides the required courses for attaining certification as a CPHR. Each course is authored by a leading Canadian HR academic and taught by a qualified instructor. You may register for only the course(s) you need. A CPHR Academic Program Completion Certificate is provided upon completion of this nine course Program with at least four of the courses taken in this Program; and the remaining courses may be credited through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), if you have previously taken equivalent courses. Completion of this Program can also qualify you to take the National Knowledge Exam (NKE).

You may also select our Accredited 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.)

All nine courses are 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. Registration for the Spring 2024 Semesteris now closed and registration for the Fall Semester begins on June 17, 2024.

Here, you can:

  • View Descriptions and Access your Courses in the CPHR Academic Program

    And check the Frequently Asked Questions about the Program.

    Or you may wish to register for the Preparation Course for the National Knowledge Exam, which is not part of the CPHR Academic Program.

  • Create a New Portal Account if You Do Not have One

    It is required in order to access any of the items below and there is no fee for this account. If you have an existing account, please do not create another one, as that would not allow you to access all your information and your courses. There is a link below on this page to retrieve a forgotten username, password and StudentID.
    Update Your Portal Account Profile Information

  • Register for Courses

    Registration requires you to have a portal account (Username and Password).

    The CPHR Academic Program is offered in three semesters each year: Winter, beginnning in early January; Spring, beginning in early May; and Fall; beginning in early September. Registration for each semester is available 2 1/2 months before the semester begins. Regsitration for the Spring 2024 Semester begins on February 12, 2024.

    The tuition fee for each course is $523, including proctoring for the final exam. For more information, click on the View Descriptions and Access Your Courses link above or the Program Home link in the left hand menu. On that site you can s
    ee the Important Sessional Dates, including the final exam schedule for the current semester.
    T2202 Tuition and Enrolment Certificates are available for obtaining income tax deductions.

*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​​​​