Welcome to the CPHR Academic Certificate Program

This Academic Program meets the CPHR course requirements for Certification and for writing the National Knowledge Exam (NKE). They can also provide an exemption from the NKE. Authored by leading Canadian HR academics, and taught by well qualified instructors, each course provides extensive multimedia lectures with downloadable PowerPoint slides, progress quizzes, and a discussion board where you will interact with your instructor and other students, and post answers to assignments. The CPHR Academic Program also includes an Accreditation Option with a National Knowledge Examination Waiver and Prior Learning Assessment for gaining Recognition for courses and programs you have previously taken.

Learn more about the Program, Create Your Account, and Register for Courses on the CPHR AP Portal.

Registration and Access

The CPHR Academic Program is offered in three semesters each year: Winter, beginning 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.

Registration for the Fall 2024 Semester is now OPEN.

Access for the Fall 2024 semester courses will be available by 10am ET on September 4, 2024. You may use your registration portal username and password to access courses that you have registered and paid for. Click HERE to access your courses.

See the Sessional Dates concerning important information about the Final Exam schedule.


  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Strategic Compensation
  • Strategic Human Resources Planning
  • Training and Development