New study shows CHRPs earn more, promoted faster

This month, HRPA released a report showing the clear correlation of the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation with earning potential and career progression. The new report, Fuel for HR Careers, validates similar findings from a study we conducted in 2012. Both studies were completed by PayScale Inc.—leaders in compensation data.

Please click here to view the new report.

Like the 2012 report, Fuel for HR Careers shows CHRPs earn more across all HR career levels (for example, HR managers typically earn 13 per cent higher salaries than non CHRPs); advance more quickly; and work at larger organizations.

Most important is the rise in demand for the CHRP in HR jobs found on the Hire Authority job board. From 2012 to 2013, job postings requiring a CHRP increased from 67% to 70%–up from just 36% in 2007—which shows more employers are recognizing the value of the certification.


For the 2013 study, we also requested that PayScale include U.S. data, so we could compare the impact of the CHRP with the Professional HR (PHR) designation issued by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) in the U.S. Interestingly, CHRPs outperformed PHR designation holders in both promotions and salaries—further evidence that the CHRP is coming of age as a recognized and highly sought after professional designation.

Not surprisingly, the number of HRPA members who either have their CHRP designation or are CHRP Candidates, having passed the National Knowledge Exam, now account for 60 per cent of total membership.

HRPA’s Quarterly Legal Update Package 2013/2014

On another note, HRPA’s Professional Development team recently launched its Quarterly Legal Update Package—a quarterly series of live webinars featuring four top Canadian employment law experts covering four hot current HR topics:

These interactive sessions are only $39 each (or $99 for all four) and will be made available to you as recordings after the webinar is over.

For more information and to register for HRPA’s Quarterly Legal Update Package 2013/2014, please visit:—2014.aspx

Best regards,

Bill Greenhalgh

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