In order to elevate the status of the CPHR designation, the CCHRA Board recently approved a policy to limit the number of times a person may attempt the National Knowledge Exam (NKE.). Beginning with the November 2014 NKE administration, candidates who fail the NKE three times will be required to wait a full year before attempting the NKE for a final and fourth time. A fifth attempt may be permitted following a review process1 by the appropriate provincial HR association. NKE attempts made before the November 2014 exam session will not be included in the total number of attempts.
During the break period between the third failure and a fourth attempt, candidates are encouraged to complete a NKE preparation course and/or review the material which their NKE results indicate require more study.
This policy change aligns the CPHR designation with the exam attempt restrictions of many other professional designations.
Note: 1. The review process is currently being developed by the CCHRA Member Associations.