This is the first step to pursuing the CPHR Designation. CPHRNB requires completion of the foundational courses before writing the National Knowledge Exam (NKE). CPHR Canada added this coursework requirement to ensure that registrants for the NKE have a foundational knowledge of the CPHR Competency Framework. The coursework requirement builds on the credibility of the CPHR designation by establishing a standard for the educational needs of a CPHR. This requirement is applicable unless the individual is covered by another eligible path.
The coursework requirement may be met in the following ways: