HRPAO launches HRwrx, a new online exam preparation course for National Knowledge Exam candidates

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The Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO) has made passing the National Knowledge Exam™ (NKE) a lot easier by launching HRwrx™, a new online exam preparation course for NKE candidates available only from HRPAO.

HRwrx offers four different sections designed to help NKE candidates pass the NKE. The NKE was introduced in 2003 as part of the national certification process. The three-hour multiple choice exam is the first of two national examinations required for the Certified Human Resource Professional™ (CHRP) designation. HRwrx begins with a full-length diagnostic test that identifies where candidates should be focusing their efforts. Candidates then can review weaker topics in the individual HR function area modules. At the end of each module, candidates complete a progress-tracking test. At the end of the program, HRwrx provides a final, full-length test to assess NKE readiness.

"We know that there are similar, competitive products to HRwrx on the market. But HRPAO created the CHRP designation, so it follows that we would be the experts on what it takes to succeed at the NKE," said Claude Balthazard, director of HR Excellence at HRPAO. "We believe that we could create a more effective product that delivers more value to exam writers."

HRPAO has a long-standing history of commitment to helping members advance their HR careers. As such, HRwrx will offer more products like the NKE Preparation course in the near future. For more information about HRwrx, to register for the NKE preparation course, or to learn about future courses visit

About HRPAO:
The Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO) is Canada's HR thought leader with more than 16,000 members in 28 chapters in Ontario and other locations across Canada and around the world. HRPAO is internationally recognized for its knowledge, innovation and leadership. HRPAO connects its membership to an unmatched range of HR information resources, events, professional development and networking opportunities. It annually hosts the world's second largest HR conference. HRPAO grants the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, the national standard for excellence in human resources management.

More information about the NKE and certification --
More than 1,200 HRPAO members take the NKE every year. Upon passing the NKE, candidates may use the title "CHRP Candidate" for business purposes. Membership in HRPAO must be retained between passing the NKE and NPPA in order to use the term "CHRP Candidate". For more information about certification requirements, please visit CHRP, NKE and NPPA are trademarks of HRPAO and used under license. If you have questions about these trademarks, please contact HRPAO.

For more information:
Sarah Twomey
Media Relations Specialist
416-923-2324, ext. 346    
Claude Balthazard
Director, HR Excellence
416-923-2324, ext. 327


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