The King’s School of Management, Economics and Mathematics (MEM) has been approved by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) to offer courses that will be part of the requirements for students working towards Canadian Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation.

The courses offered by the School of MEM were approved by the HRPA in the academic year 2021-2022, and completion of these courses can retroactively be applied to CHRP designation.

Students pursuing a career in Human Resources typically write the Canadian Human Resource Professional or ‘CHRP’ designation exam to validate their knowledge of and commitment to this specialized profession.

“We’re excited that King’s now offers all nine of the courses applicants must complete before writing the CHRP exam, and that these courses are pre-approved by the Human Resources Professional Association of Canada, the licensing body for the CHRP designation,” says Jeannette Eberhard, Assistant Professor in the School of MEM.

"King's providing CHRP-specific courses has given me the ability to strive within my program and professional development. It allows Human Resources students to learn effective and applicable information that is used in the real world while preparing us for our CHRP exam. It also allows us to avoid taking extra courses/examinations following university because we have taken all of the necessary classes to move forward with our careers. This program has provided all of us with the opportunity to further ourselves and develop our skills so that we can reach our full potential as Human Resources Professionals,” says Jared Armstrong, who will be going into his fifth year in BMOS, specializing in Human Resources.

Connor Couchman, a fourth-year BMOS student with a specialization in Organization and Human Resources, says having completed all but one of the required courses will make getting the CHRP designation much easier. Couchman plans on taking the CHRP exam within the next year. “Having my CHRP designation will set me apart from all the other candidates in the area,” says Couchman.

Destiny Udoh, a fourth-year Organizational and Human Resources student, feels fortunate to have been able to take the CHRP-required courses on the King’s campus. Udoh says it has been much more convenient to register for CHRP courses at King’s and not have to worry about competing with a larger population of students at Western University.

“Due to the nature of the smaller class sizes at King’s, I was able to develop stronger relationships with my professors and my peers from within these courses, and all individuals have significantly contributed to my growth, and abilities,” says Udoh.

The CHRP designation joins a list of designations that King’s students can work towards, including Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

These King’s courses have been approved by the HRPA:

CHRP Required Course

King's Course Name

King's Course #

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation & Benefits


Financial & Management Accounting

Accounting & Business Analysis


Financial & Management Accounting

Introduction to Financial Accounting & Introduction to Managerial Accounting

MOS2227 & MOS2228

Financial & Management Accounting

Management Accounting


Human Resources Management

Human Resources Administration for HR Students


Human Resources Planning

Strategic Human Resources Planning


Labour Relations

Industrial Relations & Labour Studies


Occupational Health & Safety

Occupational Health & Safety


Organizational Behaviour

Organizational Behaviour


Recruitment & Selection

Recruitment & Selection


Training & Development

Training & Development



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