HRPA Bookstore

Books authored by keynote speakers are available for purchase at the HRPA bookstore.
Get yours early to avoid disappointment (limited supply).

CPD Clinic

Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRPs), Certified Human Resources Leaders (CHRLs) and Certified Human Resources Executives (CHREs) commit to career-long professional development to stay on top of changes and trends in the HR profession. Do you have questions about the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement that must be met to maintain your designation? Visit HPRA’s CPD Clinic for information and clarification.

The clinic is located in the HRPA Central booth. No appointment is necessary.

Conference CPD hours

Attending HRPA’s 2018 Annual Conference & Trade Show demonstrates your commitment to continuing education and to keeping pace with a rapidly changing HR landscape. Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) conference delegates earn one (1) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour per hour of instruction. In order to qualify, please retain confirmation of your attendance at each session (confirmation may include such items as notes, conference badge or receipt of payment). Attendance at HRPA’s Annual Conference should be recorded under Section A3 of the Continuing Professional Development Log.


Planning Tools

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has two planning tools for HR professionals: a continuing professional development needs analysis tool synchronized with the new professional competency framework announced in 2014, and a benchmarking tool for CHRPs and CHRLs that will allow them to benchmark their capabilities against other designated professionals, including by competency and by role. Together the tools allow HR professionals to assess their individual needs for continuing professional development and to prioritize their investment to focus on what is truly important for them in their existing workplaces.

The CPD self-assessment tool measures skill levels according to the nine core and 15 enabling competencies that make up the framework. The assessment takes approximately 30-40 minutes. Feedback is provided in a PDF that outlines current skills levels and priorities for future development, as well as a list of recommended professional development approved by HRPA. The benchmark tool uses 90 multiple choice questions to assess current capability according to the 9 core competencies. Using radar and bar graphs it allows the user to visually compare themselves to the baseline scores expected of CHRPs and CHRLs, as well as other designated professionals who have used to assessment tool.

Located at, the tools are being made available free to all those practicing human resources.


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