Validation of Experience Changes
Effective January 1, 2023, the Validation of Experience (VOE) requirements will be updated to reflect the recently revised CPHR Competency Framework. All current CPHR Candidates working towards their VOE will be using new definitions for the levels of experience as well as aligning a minimum of 8 specific examples that correspond to the revised competency framework.
We heard from many members that the process to determine what is foundational versus applied experience was confusing and not straightforward. Therefore, we are happy to announce that we are now asking for administrative and advisory level tasks instead. Administrative level work is defined as prescribed and transactional, lower in complexity, and are routine in nature. Whereas advisory level HR work is defined as involving the exercise of independent judgement, being accountable and taking responsibility for decisions.
What that means is:
For those holding a degree, a minimum of 3 years of HR experience is required, of which 1 year of experience can be administrative, and the other 2 years must be HR experience in an advisory role, obtained within the past ten years.
And for those not holding a degree, a minimum of 8 years total HR experience is required, of which 3 years can be administrative, and the other 5 years must be HR experience in an advisory role, obtained within the past ten years.
We realize that some administrative tasks are part of all jobs, but a role that consists strictly of administrative duties, even within an HR department, will not be considered as qualifying.
In summary, a signed VOE application form outlining advisory experience in a minimum of 8 examples as well as a job description, and a detailed resume is required when submitting your VOE documents. Please refer to the VOE handbook for further information.
The next submission deadline is February 15, 2023 and we will be hosting a virtual VOE information session on January 18th.