The School of Business & Economics
at Wilfrid Laurier University has very strong connections with many professional organizations. Some
of these professional organizations and their designations are listed
below. Please note that some professional designations are complex and
the requirements may exceed what is offered or available at Laurier.
CPA – Chartered Professional Accountants
Chartered Professional Accountants are trusted by Canada's business leaders to help make the financial, strategic and leadership decisions that matter. The CPA profession’s commitment to excellence and the public interest provides the crucial foundation for this trust. In fact, Canadian CPAs are recognized around the world for high professional standards and expertise.
For how Laurier can help you gain this designation please check the recommended courses. Please note that the courses do not earn you the designation, but do fulfill academic course requirements and/or prepares you for designation examinations.
for all current requirements.
CFA – Chartered
First awarded in 1963, the CFA charter is the designation of professional excellence within the global investment community. The CFA Program offers a truly global educational challenge where you'll build a fundamental knowledge of investment principles that is relevant in every market around the world.
Please visit http://www.cfainstitute.org for all current requirements.
CFP – Certified Financial Planner
The CFP™ registered certification marks identify individuals who are dedicated to a high level of professionalism in providing financial planning advice. The CFP credentials assure you that those using them have agreed to adhere to the highest internationally recognized standards of competence and ethical practice as set out by Financial Planners Standards Council (FPSC).
For how Laurier can help you gain this designation please check the recommended courses. Please note that the courses do not earn you the designation, but provide you some of the background material tested in the designation examinations.
Please visit https://www.fpsc.ca/ for all current requirements.
Human Resources Professional Certifications
Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP): Entry Level
Human Resources professionals at Entry Level act in roles that are mostly administrative in nature, such as a contributing role in a larger HR function, or a sole HR practitioner in a small HR function. Individuals in this level would have responsibilities such as supporting HR initiatives, executing tasks passed down from management, and operating at the tactical and transactional levels. They often have titles such as Human Resources Assistant, Staffing Coordinator, Human Resources Clerk, or Human Resources Coordinator.
Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL): Professional Level (Formerly the CHRP Designation)
Human Resources professionals at Professional Level can be found in either specialist or generalist positions with responsibilities such as managing projects, programs, and initiatives, implementing plans passed down by senior management, and delegating tasks to entry-level staff. In professional matters, individuals at this level can act independently and would typically have titles such as Director of HR, HR Manager, HR Generalist, HR Business Partner and HR Specialist.
Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE): Executive Level (Formerly the SHRP Designation)
Human Resources professionals at Executive Level can be found in either specialist or generalist positions but with a high level of experience and responsibility such as leading the HR function in large organizations, developing and executing significant HR projects, working with Boards or HR Committees, dealing with executive compensation, and having responsibility for HR strategies in support of long term organizational goals. Typical position titles will be Senior/Executive/Vice President HR or CHRO.
For how Laurier can help you gain this
designation please check the recommended courses. Please note that the courses do not earn you
the designation, but do fulfill academic course requirements and/or prepares you for
Please visit http://www.hrpa.ca
for all current requirements.