What is the new CPD Standard?
CPHRNB’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Standard states that holders of the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHRTM) designation must meet the following requirements:
- Be a member in good standing with CPHRNB, including up-to-date member and CPHRTM dues.
- Annually report CPD hours based on the calendar year.
- Adhere to the Code of Ethic and Rules of Professional Conduct.
As per the CPD standard, a National Recertification Log is no longer required. The new reporting process is simple, paperless and only requires an online filing once per calendar year.
How many hours do I need to report each year?
CPHRNB’s CPD Standard requires a minimum of 10 hours of professional development hours each year with a rolling the three-year total of 60 hours.
After the initial term of 2017 – 2019, the three-year term will roll forward each year commencing in 2020, so that in 2020 the three-year term will cover 2018 – 2020 and in 2021 the term will cover 2019 – 2021.
When do I submit my CPD hours?
All CPHRTM holders now report their CPD hours annually on a calendar-based year. CPD hours for each calendar year must be submitted by January 31st of the following year.
Please note: New CPHRTM holders do not have to report CPD hours the year they become certified.
When do new CPHRTM holders need to begin tracking and reporting their CPD hours?
Members are exempt from reporting CPD hours for the calendar year in which they are granted the CPHRTM designation. For example, a member granted the CPHRTM in April of 2019 would not need to report CPD hours for 2019. The first time that member is required to report their total CPD hours would for the 2020 calendar year.
Where do I report the CPD hours I completed prior to 2018?
The new CPD Standard came into effect in 2019. Any professional development completed prior to 2018 will not be reported to CPHRNB.
Do I have to send in a log for review?
You are no longer required to send in a log. The CPD hours you report are taken at face value and supporting documentation is only required if you are selected for an audit.
CPHRTM members will be subject to an audit each year. If selected, the CPHRTM member will need to provide proof of the CPD hours they reported for that year.
Do I need to have hours in more than one category?
Yes. Within a three-year period, CPD activities must link to a minimum of three of the 14 functional and enabling competencies of the CPHR Competency Framework. For information on the different categories, please refer to the Summary of Qualifying Activities.
How many members will be selected for audit?
Up to three per cent of the CPD filings may be audited each year.
What do I need to send in if selected for audit?
If audited, the CPHRTM member must provide supporting documents for their CPD activities to the committee within 30 days. The audit process will verify the appropriateness, suitability and adequacy of the professional development activities listed in provided documentation.
Does CPHRNB track participation hours for webinars/events attended?
No, it is the responsibility of the member to keep track of their professional development and provide proof in the event they are selected for audit. The member is responsible for tracking and recording their events/hours.
How can I keep track of my activities/hours?
Your log will be kept up to date with all activities that have been entered in your personal log. Entries can be made anytime however they MUST be submitted no later than January 31st.
What is the fee to report my CPD hours?
There is no cost to report your CPD hours.
My recertification date is after the new CPD reporting took effect on January 1, 2019. What do I need to do to report my professional activities?
Recertification dates no longer apply. As of January 1, 2019, all CPHRTM holders must report their CPD hours annually on a calendar based year. CPD hours for each calendar year must be submitted by January 31st of the following year. For example, CPD hours for 2018 must be submitted by January 31, 2019.
If I am off on a leave of absence what do I need to do?
You must have your employer send a letter or email outlining the dates of your leave. Once confirmed to be on maternity/paternity or disability leave, you will be granted additional time to meet the 60 CPD hours.