Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic receives CPHR Saskatchewan Human Resources accreditation

June 4, 2020 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Business diploma in Human Resources is the currently the only Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) accredited program in Saskatchewan. Sask Polytech Business diploma graduates from April 2016 and onward are eligible to waive the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) with an overall cumulative average of 70 per cent or higher to become a CPHR candidate.

“At Sask Polytech we recognize the value of having programs accredited as this demonstrates commitment to our students, industry and partners,” says Doug Rempel, dean (interim) for the Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Business and School of Information and Communications Technology. “We are excited to be the first CPHR accredited program in Saskatchewan. This designation is recognized nationally and opens doors for students as they start their Human Resources careers. Our partnership with CPHR demonstrates that Sask Polytech and our students are committed to the highest standards of professional practice in HR.”  

The CPHR designation represents a commitment to a national standard of excellence and sets a benchmark for the practice of effective Human Resources. It emphasizes the strategic role of HR management in business and plays an important role in securing HR's position as an equal business partner at the executive table. The CPHR designation demonstrates to employers across Canada that you are an HR expert and adhere to CPHR Saskatchewan’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

“Saskatchewan business has expectations for the human resources profession to support and influence best HR practice. Accredited programs establish the standards that govern the education and knowledge to ensure HR practitioners are skilled to deliver this HR practice in the workplace,” says Nicole Norton Scott, executive director and registrar CPHR Saskatchewan.

Learn more about Sask Polytech's Business diploma in Human Resources.