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CPHR accredits Asper BComm

February 17, 2017 — 

In February 2017, CPHR Manitoba (formerly HRMAM) added the I.H. Asper School of Business Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program to its Post-Secondary Institution Accreditation Program.

BComm(Hons) graduates with a Human Resources major will be able to waive writing the National Knowledge Exam (NKE), placing them one step closer to receiving their professional designation. The NKE is a required step for many pursuing the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, the national industry standard of excellence for those working in human resources.

In order to be eligible for the waiver, graduates of the BComm(Hons) program must have graduated after June 2012 and completed the following courses:

  • HRIR 4420 – Compensation
  • LABR 3140 – Pensions & Benefits
  • LABR 3060 – Workplace Health & Safety
  • HRIR 4410 – Staffing & Management Development
  • LABR 3010 – Labour Law
  • HRIR 3450 – Labour & Employment Relations

Graduates who request approval for a NKE Waiver application then become CPHR Candidates. Eligibility information can be found on the CPHR Manitoba website,

As well, CPHR Manitoba will offer a student rate membership for Asper BComm(Hons) students enrolled in at least three courses per term.

Asper BComm(Hons) graduates who have achieved an overall cumulative average of 70% (or a 3.0 GPA) in the BComm(Hons) degree will be eligible for exemption from the NKE, provided they have taken the six electives and apply to CPHR Manitoba for exemption from the NKE within one year of graduation from their degree.

BComm(Hons) graduates who completed the program prior to its accreditation may become eligible for exemption from the NKE if they:

  • meet the grade requirement
  • complete a required education upgrade through the University of Manitoba
  • graduated from the BComm(Hons) program within five years of the date of the signing of the agreement

For more information, read the full announcement from CPHR:

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