Agreement with CPHR Saskatchewan allows easier access to accreditation for University of Regina students

News Release Release Date: January 31, 2022 3:30 p.m.

The Paul J. Hill School of Business has entered into an accreditation agreement with the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Saskatchewan, making it easier for students graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in Human Resource Management to receive their CPHR designation.

"There is tremendous value in having our programs accredited, for students, graduates and the organizations in which they work,” says Dr. Gina Grandy, Dean of the Hill and Levene Schools of Business. "This designation is recognized nationally and opens doors for students as they start their careers in Human Resources. Our partnership with CPHR Saskatchewan demonstrates that the Hill School of Business and our students are committed to the highest standards of professional practice in HR.”

“I'm so pleased that we are the first university in Canada to be accredited under CPHR Canada's recently approved Revised Competency Framework,” added Dr. Morina Rennie, Associate Dean, Undergraduate. “This accreditation represents an important affirmation of the quality of our HR program and our HR graduates.”

Under the new agreement, Hill School of Business graduates from April 2017 and onward who have completed their BBA with a major in Human Resource Management and achieved an overall cumulative average of 70% or higher, along with five specific electives are eligible to waive the National Knowledge Exam (NKE). More information regarding CPHR Saskatchewan’s NKE Waiver can be found on the CPHR Saskatchewan website.

The CPHR designation not only emphasizes the strategic role of human resource management in business, but it also 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, CEO and Registrar CPHR Saskatchewan.


About the University of Regina

The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 16,000 students study within the University's 10 faculties, 25 academic departments/schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The University of Regina has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.


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