CPHR Academic Program

CPHR Canada, in partnership with Captus Press, has set up the following online courses to help members obtain the required foundational coursework. Visit the CPHR Academic Program website to review these courses and to see which are open for registration.

We are excited to announce that Captus Institute’s CPHR Academic Program, is now approved and accredited with the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources British Columbia & Yukon (CPHR BC & Yukon)**. This means that effective January 1st, 2022 graduates who complete all 9 courses are eligible to apply for exemption from writing the National Knowledge Exam® moving them one step closer to receiving their CPHR designation. Graduates who achieve an overall cumulative average of 70% GPA and become a member of CPHR BC & Yukon, may apply for exemption from the National Knowledge Exam [NKE].

Once you complete all 9 courses, please send official transcripts demonstrating your GPA cumulative average, to
cphr@cphrbc.ca. Once reviewed and approved, the Registrar will send you the exam exemption form to complete and return with payment details. If you apply within 12 months of finishing your courses we will automatically extend a 25% discount off the exam exemption fees.  For further information and to find out if you qualify, please contact cphr@cphrbc.ca. Please see attached two information pages on the benefits of membership with CPHR BC & Yukon as well as the steps to claim the exam exemption. (include the two attached PDFs).

**If you are a student of Captus and do not reside in BC or Yukon you must contact your provincial association for education requirements, membership benefits and designation pathways information.  

Program Courses

Author: John Parkinson Ph.D., Professor of Accounting, York University
Instructor: Mike Cornacchia

Course Outline

Financial and management accounting knowledge is necessary to enable a Human Resource Manager (HRM) to do her/his job effectively. In some cases, where the HRM is expected to carry out the activity herself, detailed knowledge is required. This would be the case, for example, in respect of the preparation of operating budgets for her area of responsibility, and the interpretation of control information based on those budgets. In other cases, the HRM is expected to have a working understanding of the challenges faced by her fellow members of the management team, where a familiarity with the concepts is more important than detailed knowledge. This would be the case, for example, in respect of the preparation of the income statement and balance sheet for external users.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit assignments and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $468 plus tax. Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Textbook (eBook for access during one semester): https://forward.captus.com/Portal/Registration/lists/begin course registration/begincoursereg.aspx

Textbook (Print): https://secure.captus.com/checkout/offer.aspx?OfferID=1396

Authors: Monica Belcourt, Ph.D., Professor, and Michael McGarry Human Resources Management, York University
Instructor: Stephanie Milliken

Course Outline

Human Resources Management will help you understand how successful people management can lead to better working conditions and employee performance. Dr. Monica Belcourt, the author of Canada’s best-selling textbook on the subject, leads a comprehensive introduction to the core topics of human resources management including human resources planning, recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, industrial relations, employment law, health, and safety, and training and development.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $468 plus tax. Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Textbook: https://www.cengage.ca/shop/en/micrositesca/OAP-HRPA2

OR, https://www.cengage.ca/c/managing-human-resources-44-9th-edition-9e-belcourt-singh-snell-morris/9780176798055/

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing this link from a work computer, please try accessing it from your home computer, which should resolve the problem. If you are still experiencing difficulty, please call Nelson Education Customer Support at 1.800.268.2222. Only printed books are available for purchase from this telephone number.

Author: Travor C Brown, Ph.D., professor, Memorial University, Robert Hebdon, professor, McGill University and Scott Walsworth, Ph.D., professor, University of Saskatchewan
Instructor:  Paul Proulx

Course Outline

In Canada, approximately one in three employees are represented by unions. This course provides an introduction to the economic, legal, political, and social aspects of industrial relations in Canada. While the emphasis of the course will be on the union-management relationship, non-union representation issues will also be examined. Topics to be covered include labour and employment law, collective bargaining, grievances and arbitration, strikes, as well as the rights of the employer and union.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $468 plus tax. Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Textbook: https://retail.tophat.com/products/9780176891701?_pos=1&_sid=72979874c&_ss=r

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing this link from a work computer, please try accessing it from your home computer, which should resolve the problem. If you are still experiencing difficulty, please call Nelson Education Customer Support at 1.800.268.2222 printed books. For Ebook, please visit https://campusebookstore.com/Support.aspx

Author: Alan Saks, Ph.D., professor, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Instructor: Madeleine Maruaniy

Course Outline

Organizational behaviour is the study of how people behave both individually and within informal and formal groups. Every organization’s performance is ultimately dependent on the motivational levels of its human resources and the willingness and ability of people to work harmoniously and effectively towards the accomplishment of shared goals. Organizational Behaviour explores and examines the interrelationships of individual personality and work, the characteristics of organizations and their environments, and the challenges presented by the ever-changing combination of these factors.

Prof. Saks explores the organizational structure and the environment, communication, motivation, leadership, group dynamics, decision-making, job design, and organizational change in this course. Upon completion, you will understand individual and group behaviour within small and large organizations and know-how this behaviour influences organizational performance.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $468 plus tax. Casebook included, Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Textbook: https://console.pearson.com/enrollment/gbgdgd

Author: Professor Deborah Zinni, Brock University
Instructor: Jan Boase

Course Outline

This course provides a basic knowledge of health and safety and will be useful to all employees, regardless of whether they are directly, or indirectly responsible for health and safety.  Emphasis will be placed on legislation, chemical and biological agents, physical agents, psychosocial hazards, hazard recognition and assessment, hazard control, accident investigation, and other topics of interest.   By the end of this course students will understand their responsibilities as related to the internal responsibility system, and that health and safety is everybody’s responsibility.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $468 plus tax. Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Textbook: https://retail.tophat.com/products/9780176893019?_pos=1&_sid=ef06c7fff&_ss=r

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing this link from a work computer, please try accessing it from your home computer, which should resolve the problem. If you are still experiencing difficulty, please call Nelson Education Customer Support at 1.800.268.2222. Only printed books are available for purchase from this telephone number.

Author: Professor Mary Jo Ducharme, School of Human Resources Management, York University, and Mark Podolsky
Instructor: Mark Podolsky

Course Outline

This course provides an introduction to the current issues and procedures that are used in the recruitment, selection, and appraisal of employees in Canadian organizations. We will be reviewing such topics as Canadian legal standards, the utility of scientific approaches to selection, and the steps involved in developing and validating a selection system.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $468 plus tax. Textbook is extra.  Click HERE to register.

Textbook: https://retail.tophat.com/products/93980

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing this link from a work computer, please try accessing it from your home computer, which should resolve the problem. If you are still experiencing difficulty, please call Nelson Education Customer Support at 1.800.268.2222. Only printed books are available for purchase from this telephone number.

Author: Dr. Parbudyal Singh, professor, Human Resources Management, York University
Instructor: Dr. Parbudyal Singh

Course Outline

This course provides the student with an understanding of the objectives of a compensation program; the process and techniques of wage and salary determination; issues and problems in incentive systems; benefits and services, and the management of these programs.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $468 plus tax. Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Textbook: https://retail.tophat.com/products/strategic-compensation-in-canada-7th-edition?_pos=1&_sid=e03209d0d&_ss=r

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing this link from a work computer, please try accessing it from your home computer, which should resolve the problem. If you are still experiencing difficulty, please call Nelson Education Customer Support at 1.800.268.2222 for printed books. For Ebook, please visit: https://campusebookstore.com/Support.aspx

Authors: Monica Belcourt, Ph.D., Professor, Human Resources Management, York University, Ron Alexandrowich, and Mark Podolsky
Instructor: Gordon Wang

Course Outline

The course provides students with an understanding of the personnel planning process, the quantitative and qualitative techniques used in forecasting personnel requirements, and possible solutions to shortages and surpluses. Students will understand the implications for various human resource functions as a result of strategic options such as restructuring, mergers, outsourcing, and international ventures. Students will gain a solid understanding of how to measure the effectiveness of all these processes.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $468 plus tax. Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Textbook: https://retail.tophat.com/products/9780176798086?_pos=1&_sid=954c1777a&_ss=r

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing this link from a work computer, please try accessing it from your home computer, which should resolve the problem. If you are still experiencing difficulty, please call Nelson Education Customer Support at 1.800.268.2222 for printed books. For Ebook, please visit https://campusebookstore.com/Support.aspx

Author: Alan Saks, Ph.D., professor, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Instructor: Josie Martiniello

Course Outline

Teaching students about the training and development process in organizations is the focus of this course. In Training and Development, students will learn about training needs analyses, the various methods associated with training and development interventions, and how to design and evaluate training programs in an effective fashion. The overall goal is to provide a well-rounded approach to training and development that is applicable to students in human resources as well as those seeking careers in other areas of business and management.

In this online credit course, you will access multimedia lectures, participate in a discussion board, submit a midterm assignment and write a final exam, all online. See the course outline for full details.

Price: $468 plus tax. Textbook is extra. Click HERE to register.

Textbook: https://retail.tophat.com/products/9780176798079?_pos=1&_sid=0aac8a1fd&_ss=r

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing this link from a work computer, please try accessing it from your home computer, which should resolve the problem. If you are still experiencing difficulty, please call Nelson Education Customer Support at 1.800.268.2222 printed books. For Ebook, please visit https://campusebookstore.com/Support.aspx

Course authors are leading academics from Canadian Universities. Course instructors need to have equivalent qualifications to those instructing undergraduate programs.

Course equivalencies may be offered at our Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions.

In each course, students are required to:

  • Access multimedia online lectures
  • Study readings in the assigned textbook(s)
  • Participate in interactive discussion boards with their fellow students and the instructor
  • Submit midterms or assignments
  • Write a proctored final examination

Please contact support@captus.com for more information.