Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)

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Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)

Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)

The Certified Human Resources Practitioner (CHRP®) is the entry level designation. It is also the best known HR designation globally and provided from HRMI. Human Resources professionals at entry level may be entering the workforce, acting in roles that are mostly administrative in nature, such as a contributing role in a larger HR function, or a sole HR practitioner in a small HR function. Individuals in this level would have responsibilities such as supporting HR initiatives, executing tasks passed down from management, and operating at the tactical and transactional levels. They often have titles such as Human Resources Assistant, Staffing Coordinator, Human Resources Specialist, or Human Resources Coordinator.​ ​​

The CHRP® validates your knowledge of HR, your workplace readiness and your commitment to career-long learning and ethical practice.Co​mpletion of the CHRP® requirements confers the right to use the title Certified Human Resources Professional and the right to use the initials CHRP® after your name.


Requirements for the CHRP designation are:

  • Hold an Academic degree;
  • At least 2 years work experience in HRM;
  • Successful completion of the coursework requirement​;
  • ِِِِAgree to abide by the Code of Ethics established by the HRMI; and
  • Successful completion of the CHRP Exam​.


Requirements for maintaining the CHRP designation are:

  • Maintain continuous membership with HRMI​ that is in good standing;
  • Meet the ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD)​ requirement;
  • Abide by the HRMI’s Constitution​ and HRMI’s Code of Ethics.