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

    TORONTO, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - The Human Resources Professionals Association of
Ontario (HRPAO) has made passing the National Knowledge Exam(TM) (NKE) a lot
easier by launching HRwrx(TM), 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(TM) (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

    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(TM)) 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 further information:

For further information: Sarah Twomey, HRPAO, Media Relations
Specialist,, (416) 923-2324, ext. 346; Claude Balthazard,
HRPAO, Director, HR Excellence,, (416) 923-2324, ext.

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