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Professional Associations

To practice human resources professionally we encourage you to earn certification through a number of industry associations.

Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)

Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)


Canadian Payroll Association (CPA)

Certified Payroll Manager (CPM)
Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP)


Canadian Society For Training & Development (CSTD)

Certified Training Practitioner (CTP)
Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP)


Human Resources Management Systems Professionals Association (HRMSPA)


Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)

Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL)
Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE)


International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)

Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)
Compensation Management Specialist (CMS)
Group Benefits Associate (GBA)
Retirement Plans Associate (RPA)


International Personnel Management Association (IPMA)

IPMA Certified Professional (IPMA-CP)
IPMA Certified Specialist (IPMA-CS)
IPMA Executive (IPMA-EX)


International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)

Certified Performance Technologist (CPT)


Institute of Professional Management (IPM) 

Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR)
Registered Professional Trainer (RPT)
Registered Assessment Specialist (RAS)
Canadian Management Professional (CMP)


Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)


Society For Human Resources Management (SHRM)

SHRM - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
SHRM - Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)


World at Work Society of Certified Professionals

Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)
Global Remuneration Professional (GRP)
Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP)
Certified Benefits Professional (CBP)
Advanced Certified Compensation Professional (ACCP)
Master Certified Compensation Professional (MCCP)
Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP)


Workers Health & Safety Center (WHSA)

Health & Safety Certification


Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA)

Health & Safety Certification


Certifications are optional. Our programs offer the knowledge so you can succeed in earning additional credentials. More knowledge development, coursework and/or work experience may be required for some designations.