Chartered Professionals
in Human Resources

I am a CPHR

The Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHRTM) designation is the mark of a professional. It is a nationally-recognized symbol that an HR practitioner meets specific professional criteria, keeps current in the field and adheres to a professional code of ethics.

Through the CPHR, HR professionals are able to send a strong message to employers and the public that they are up-to-date on the latest legislation, best practices and trends – and are able to provide the most effective workplace solutions.

A 2016 salary survey conducted by Insights West, contrasted the career trajectories and income levels of those with and without the CPHR designation:

  • Nationally, CPHR designation holders earn $93K compared to $72K for non-CPHR holders. That is an average of 23% more earnings.
  • The higher up the ladder, the more prevalent the CPHR designation. More than 70% of senior HR leaders, including the executive suite, hold the CPHR designation, contrasted with only 30% of HR administrators.
  • More than 70% of those with a CPHR agree that the designation has benefited their career and are significantly more likely to work in management positions.

Learn more about the Continuing Professional Development standards of the designation.