Pre-Approved CPD

To further support the Continued Professional Development (CPD) needs of our growing population of Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHRs), and in recognition of the quality of some of the HR professional development programs offered throughout BC & Yukon, we are proud to offer pre-approval for CPD hours.

CPHR BC & Yukon has a pre-approval program for learning institutions and training organizations that offer on-going continuing professional development for HR professionals.

Recognized courses are pre-approved for CPD hours but must meet CPHR BC & Yukon standards.

Only events offered directly by CPHR BC & Yukon or events pre-approved by CPHR BC & Yukon can guarantee CPHR CPD hours in British Columbia. CPHR members – if you see the CPHR BC & Yukon Endorsement Seal on event advertisements you know that the event is guaranteed to provide you with CPHR CPD hours.

Benefits of being pre-approved for CPD

This program provides organizations that deliver HR and strategic business programming the ability to guarantee CPHR Continued Professional Development (CPD) hours for participants who enroll in their program(s). To qualify, educational events and programming must be aligned with the CPHR Competency Framework Areas and have an established set of standards for quality and consistency in program delivery.

The usage of the “Endorsed Seal” on instructional program marketing materials communicates that a program has been reviewed and approved to guarantee CPHR CPD Hours.

Receiving pre-approved status for program(s) provides:

  • The ability to guarantee CPHR CPD Hours to participants
  • The ability to promote course(s) with the CPHR Endorsed Seal attached which will enhance marketing to CPHR designated professionals
  • The ability to enhance your marketing to a growing group of CPHR designation holders (currently more than 3,700 in BC)
  • Increased recognition for the quality of the offering(s)

What is required?

  • For all new applicants:
  • For pre-approved providers who wish to submit new courses for consideration during an active term: Complete and submit the Additional Course Form.

Once your program has been approved*, you will pay a yearly fee for a license and the right to use the Endorsed Seal on materials related to the programming identified in the application.

Approved status is granted for one year, and is based on the number of hours of programming applied for.  Pre-approval beyond one year will require completion of an annual renewal form.

*Note: Current application processing time is approximately 6-7 weeks.

At CPHR BC & Yukon we are committed to building the strategic capability and organizational impact of HR practitioners, and providing value to our members. As a member, taking one of these pre-approved programs or courses allows you to claim the Continued Professional Development (CPD) hours without the need to provide proof or justification.

CPHR BC & Yukon’s Pre-approved CPD Partners


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At ACHIEVE we believe that everyone should be able to like where they work. ACHIEVE provides training (in-person and online), consulting, books, and free resources in the areas of leadership, workplace culture, conflict, and communication.

Academy To Innovate HR



The Academy to Innovate HR (AIHR) is the world’s largest academy specializing in online certificate programs for HR professionals. It is AIHR’s mission to make HR future-proof by offering world-class, online education programs for HR Professionals across the globe.

Partner discount available to CPHR Members.

Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

p: 604.484.1700


Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP is a leading full-service, Canadian law firm with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario. We act for clients located across Canada, the United States and Europe. With close to 100 lawyers, we provide the full spectrum of litigation, business and personal law services. We have operated in British Columbia for nearly 50 years and opened our Ontario office, which has been steadily growing since 2019. As a multi-service firm, we are well-versed in managing and servicing the legal needs of clients of all sizes.

BCIT Corporate Training

p: 604.456.8178


BCIT Corporate Training uses the People–Purpose–Productivity model to reveal opportunities for training. For over two decades, BCIT Corporate Training has been working with businesses, municipalities and organizations to realize the true potential of their human capital.

BC Municipal Safety Association

p: 778.278.3435


The British Columbia Municipal Safety Association (BCMSA) is an independent, non-profit organization empowering people to create healthier and safer workplaces through the sharing of knowledge and resources.

We work to improve safety programs and implement effective occupational health and safety management across the province. Our onsite, virtual and online courses equip employers and employees with invaluable prevention training that serves to reduce human and financial costs.

Calm Monkey Facilitator Training & Certification



The Calm Monkey is the pioneer in workplace mindfulness facilitator training & certification. Join this worldwide community of facilitators to help people learn & benefit from mindfulness at work. Learn best practices, how to deal with controversy and avoid mistakes and run a respected, evidence-based program. 

Partner discount available to CPHR Members on PD On-Demand.

Carolyn Stern

p: 604.724.0353


Carolyn is a successful entrepreneur, self-development professional, author, university professor, corporate trainer and coach, as well as a Certified Emotional Intelligence Facilitator/Instructor. Her focus and passion has been on integrating emotional intelligence, leadership, and personal development, thereby empowering professionals to have the courage to get out of their own way, to live the life they have always wanted to, and to be the best version of themselves.

Partner discount available to CPHR Members on PD On-Demand.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is a Canadian law firm focused on serving the transaction, advocacy, and advisory needs of the country’s most dynamic business sectors. Consistently cited as a market leader by such authorities as Chambers, Lexpert, and Best Lawyers, Cassels offers one of the largest business law practices in Canada, advising clients from start-ups to multi-national organizations.

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA)


The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) is located at the University of BC. One of their key goals is to increase the availability of high-quality professional development opportunities in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Neurodiversity. CIRCA is developing four online professional development (Pro-D) programs for professionals in Human Resources and Business; Dentistry; Primary Care / Physicians; and Early Childcare. Each Pro-D program is self-paced, interactive and available to anyone for FREE!

The Centre for Labour-Management Development

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The Centre for Labour-Management Development is an educational resource for human resource professionals from unionized workplaces who need to stay on top of new developments in labour and human rights law. Visit us at

Dale Carnegie Training of British Columbia

p: 604.299.5115

Influence leaders in your organization with persuasive communication, creative problem solving and your own focused leadership. Let Dale Carnegie Training power a winning attitude that allows you to initiate with confidence and enthusiasm

Partner discount available to CPHR Members selected courses.

Discussions by Design Training & Coaching Services


p: 604.589.9052

Discussions by Design Training & Coaching Services provides leadership, communication and conflict management support to HR Professionals, Executives, Managers and their teams. Our services include: Executive and business coaching, communication and conflict management training and workplace mediation services.

EHN Canada


EHN Canada provides addiction and mental health treatment programs, both residential and outpatient, that focus on addressing your unique needs.



p: 1.888.966.0747 (toll free) or 204.891.7884


At EI ADVANTAGE we are your one-stop shop for emotional intelligence learning.  We provide online courses,  workshops, webinars, assessments, and coaching – all on the foundation of emotional intelligence. We also offer certification programs in EQ-i2.0 & EQ360, Change Style Indicator ®, and Hardiness Resilience Gauge ®.

Essential Impact

p: 1.877.930.1230 (toll free)


We’re Essential Impact, a Canadian coaching company with global reach. Coaching skills are for everyone at every level. Whether you’re developing yourself, your team, your entire organization, or all three, we deliver award-winning, scaleable coach training that sticks, so you can build skills to lead and live with impact.




We’re Essential Impact, a Canadian coaching company with global reach. go2HR is BC’s tourism and hospitality human resource and health and safety association and has been around for more than 40 years. A non-profit, we exist to realize strong workforces and safe workplaces that deliver world-class tourism and hospitality experiences in BC. And in this role, we empower employers to have strong a human resources and a health & safety culture that supports strong business performance.

Partner discount available to CPHR Members on PD On-Demand.

Gowling WLG


Gowling WLG is an international full service law firm focused on key global sectors including energy, financial services, life sciences, natural resources, infrastructure, real estate and technology.

Group MP-Plus

p: 1.800.451.9445


Group MP-Plus is a leading organization in the field of CPD training. Its vision to make Canada a global reference in leadership, engagement, accountability, and workplace enjoyment, is emphasized in the slogan “Taking You Further!”

Since 1992, Group MP-Plus has earned its reputation through its quality interventions and trainers. Experts in business non-verbal language, human capital development, and human-focused training, are part of the team. Group MP-Plus is committed to enabling professional development by optimizing human potential.

Harris & Company LLP

p: 604.684.6633


Harris has grown to become the largest management-side employment and labour law firm in Western Canada due to the skill, credibility, and conduct of their lawyers. They work with HR professionals to ensure they have the information necessary to make sound decisions, solve problems, and take action to meet their goals. By specializing in labour and employment, clients are confident they are working with an experienced team who understand the legal framework of workplace law and are knowledgeable about recent developments, significant decisions, and emerging issues. When you need someone in your court, Harris can help.

Hill Advisory Services

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Since 1990 Hill Advisory Services has been investigating cases of harassment, discrimination and workplace violence in industries across Canada. We also provide training to human resource staff in the same safe, reliable and respectful techniques that we use to conduct fair, thorough and effective investigations. Ask about our virtual options!

HUB International Insurance Brokers

p: 604.714.4400 / toll-free 800.315.5115

We are committed to exceeding our clients’ expectations for benefits and retirement savings to help them be more competitive in attracting and retaining talent with a comprehensive benefits solution. Combined, our services establish the most comprehensive, integrated benefits solution for Canadian companies.

Indigenous Works



Through their online inclusion training, advisory services, workplace inclusion diagnostics and various other services and products, Indigenous Works helps members develop their partnership skills and strategies to forge effective and productive relationships.  Their partnership and workplace inclusion tools help companies benchmark and implement partnership strategies, practices and behaviours.

Partner discount available to CPHR Members on selected courses.

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

p: 844.809.2698


The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a non-profit membership association dedicated to providing pensions and benefits-related education throughout Canada and the United States. Content is delivered through e-learning courses, face-to-face conferences and events, on-site education, research reports and online tools. The International Foundation also offers the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist® (CEBS®) designation, backed by academic partner Dalhousie University.

Partner discount available to CPHR Members.

Iridia Medical


p: 604-685-4747 Ext 277

Iridia Medical is a trusted partner for companies investing in workplace organizational health. 

From pre-employment to annual assessments, and return-to-work support, we are here to help throughout.  

Our unique Mental Fitness Framework offers an approach to getting started with mental fitness or validate existing efforts via assessment tools, training, and specialized programs.  

Key Media


Key Media is an award-winning global media company with seven offices around the world. Its growing portfolio of market-leading products connects business communities and product providers together in eight key verticals through print, online and events.

Key Media is an award-winning global media company with seven offices around the world. Its growing portfolio of market-leading products connects business communities and product providers together in eight key verticals through print, online and events.

Lancaster House

p: 416.977.6618

Lancaster House is a leader in providing information on labour, and employment and human rights law and in serving the needs of employees, employers, professional organizations, unions, management and legal practitioners in Canada. We boast a plethora of leading-edge publications on workplace law, as well as 20 fully searchable Databases which are accessible through our legal research tool First Resort. If that weren’t enough, Lancaster House is also responsible for a variety of extremely well-received Conferences all across Canada.

MFR Solutions Consulting Corp.

p: 1-877-590-8153


Marli Rusen has created The MIRROR Method, a six-step process for leaders to use to make evidence-based decisions and build safe, respectful and inclusive environments. Marli has published three books on this process for leaders to use in their day-to-day work. The MIRROR Method, the Workbook and “Walking on Eggshells?” Details may be found on her website for this and her online training series.

MLT Aikins LLP

p: 604.682.7737

MLT Aikins is a full-service law firm of more than 300 lawyers with a deep commitment to Western Canada and an understanding of this market’s unique legal and business landscapes. Based out of six key centres across the four western provinces, MLT Aikins is the only law firm to have offices in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. As one of the Largest Law Firms in Canada (LexpertAmerican Lawyer Media), we have the bench strength and geographic scope to meet the increasingly complex needs of clients – from the personal concerns of individuals to the highly sophisticated and comprehensive requirements of major business enterprises.



Naburva sets the gold standard when it comes to providing consulting and professional training services. Our certifications are trusted internationally by professionals from top-performing companies. Our recently launched HR certification program is a continuation of our commitment to excellence. Learners successfully completing the program earn the title of PHRPM (Professional in HR Project Management) and a prestigious certificate. Visit our website to learn more.

National Payroll Institute


For over 40 years, the National Payroll Institute has helped payroll professionals to enjoy long and rewarding careers, provided essential expertise to help businesses reduce risk and increase productivity, and worked alongside governments to shape legislation.

The National Payroll Institute offers a variety of professional development options on topics related to payroll – from Excel Pivot Tables through Year End Reporting – for you to upskilll and upgrade your expertise. Whether you prefer in-class options or learning online, every one of our seminars includes comprehensive reference materials and is taught by a recognized leader in the field.

Partner discount available to CPHR Members selected courses.

Ounce of Prevention Solutions Inc.

p: 604.345.7933


OOPS Inc. is a one-stop shop for all things Respectful Workplace! Our multidisciplinary team includes educators, facilitators, mediators, investigators, violence experts, HR and communications specialists, and professional coaches working together to deliver an integrated solution to conflict in the workplace. Whatever the workplace issue is – harassment, discrimination, bullying, or violence – we can help your organization address and resolve it.

Rapid Computer Training Inc.


p: 604.647.1108 / Toll Free 1.888.376.2981


We are Canada’s most well reviewed computer training company for corporate employees. Our training makes you more confident and more productive with MS Office. Hands-on workshops are offered round the year online and at client sites in Canada.

Here are our widely acclaimed courses: a) Excel Formulas and Functions for HR Professionals; b) Excel Data Analysis for HR Professionals; c) Access Database for HR Professionals

Please visit our website for more extensive info.


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Realize is a leader in research, policy and practice addressing barriers to inclusion that people living with episodic disabilities experience in the workplace in Canada, and what those barriers mean for employers and HR professionals.

Rubin Thomlinson LLP

p: 1.416.847.1814

Rubin Thomlinson’s team of knowledgeable and experienced Toronto employment lawyers understand that every situation is as unique as the people behind them. Whether you are an employer or employee, before we do anything, we’ll take the time to thoroughly understand the challenges you’re facing, then offer a solution that best meets your needs. Our Toronto-based employment law firm is relied on for expert counsel, as well as litigation, on a wide range of employment law and workplace human rights issues.




SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.

Partner discount available to CPHR Members on selected courses.

Sundance Consulting



Sundance Consulting Inc. founded by Chris Edgelow, is a global leader in helping organizations change. The company has a rich history dating back to the early 70’s when the founder developed adult education and leadership development programs and resources in outdoor education and social service settings.

Sundance Consulting Inc. began formally in 1986 to help organizations with strategic planning, leadership development, team building, communication and conflict resolution skills, organizational downsizing, and career renewal programs. The focus of the work soon narrowed to helping people and organizations change and hasn’t wavered since.

Partner discount available to CPHR Members on PD On-Demand.

Tech Talent North


p: 604.449.2284


Since 2002, Tech Talent North (formerly known as the Tech Talent Conference) has been Western Canada’s favourite conference destination for tech sector people and culture leaders! Now with Eastern and Western conferences happening annually, People and Culture leaders in tech have a great opportunity to connect with and learn from peers across the country.

The Art Of

p: 416.479.9701


The Art Of is a premier leadership development firm that delivers world-class conferences to help individuals and organizations achieve their full potential. We are passionate about creating transformative learning experiences featuring bestselling authors, renowned academics, business icons, and thought leaders who provide actionable insights and strategies to help attendees thrive in today’s dynamic business landscape. Our unwavering commitment to excellence drives us to provide unparalleled networking opportunities and to empower our attendees to reach new levels of success.



TransFocus solves problems related to gender diversity for people and systems. With strong analytical rigor and a client-focussed approach, TransFocus provides strategic insights, compelling education, and timely solutions to human resources professionals.

UBC Sauder School of Business Continuing Business Studies

p: 604-822-1420


UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies offers cutting-edge, globally renowned courses and programs designed to advance the career of today’s business professional. We provide program delivery methods that suit the unique needs of our students by offering 100% online, 100% in-class, and blended options. The reputation of UBC Sauder is well-known within the employer community in Canada and beyond, as we continue to develop award-winning courses and programs delivered by industry leaders.

Veza Global


Veza Global provides inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility + belonging assessments, audits and training. 

Western Cities HR Conference

p: 780.953.8733


The Western Cities Conference is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings together talented and influential leaders and professionals from the Public Sector across Canada. Our programs are jam-packed with exciting highlights and engaging breakout sessions designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to drive HR excellence in your organization.

The Work Wellness Institute


The Work Wellness Institute was founded in 1985 as an applied research centre. We are committed to a core vision of turning research into practice, conducting and supporting global research, and mobilizing knowledge that positively impacts workplace health practices. Our goal is to lead evidence-informed change through continued collaborative work with partners across academia, industry, government, and community.

Workplace Institute

p: 416.704.3517


Whether it is in the public sector, academia or private industry, conducting fair and thorough investigations is becoming increasingly important. Whatever the field, if fact-finding is not done properly or the investigative process is – or is perceived to be – unfair, the consequences can be calamitous, leaving the organization conducting the investigation exposed, with its credibility and reputation in tatters. Botched investigations – especially botched workplace related investigations – inevitably cost time, money and disruption. The Workplace Institute offers top-quality investigative courses and consulting delivered by experts. They are custom crafted to provide practical, case-based training for anyone involved in conducting investigations of any type, big or small.

Note to CPHR members – please continue to report non-approved events which align to the CPHR Competency Framework for on your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) report.