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UNB signs accreditation with CPHR

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Feb 1, 2019

Category: UNB Saint John

The University of New Brunswick has reached an agreement with the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources New Brunswick (CPHRNB) to provide accreditation for students enrolled in the bachelor of business administration program on the Saint John campus.

The accreditation means that graduates of UNB Saint John’s BBA program, with a major in human resources, will be conditionally eligible to waive writing the National Knowledge Exam.

This not only applies to current students but also to alumni of the program who have graduated within the last five years.

“This accreditation will be a huge benefit to our students,” said Dr. Rob Moir, acting dean, faculty of business. “It is the highest human resource certification in Canada. The combination of theory, practice and professional accreditation gives students exactly what they they need to pursue a successful human resource career.”

“CPHRNB is excited to welcome UNB Saint John to our organization as we both add value to prospective human resources professionals in New Brunswick,” said Jason Scarbro, CPHRNB president. “This agreement will ensure that the CPHRNB professional standards are upheld as we strive to meet the need for this growing segment of the employment market.”

“This is our second accreditation agreement in post-secondary in New Brunswick. UNB Saint John has met our accreditation standards and we are excited to develop a long-term relationship with their organization as we both work to enhance the human resources profession in our province.”

“CPHRNB values academic rigour and high professional standards. We are pleased that UNB Saint John shares these values and the awarding of our accreditation is a testament to this. We look forward to a long relationship focused on working collaboratively to develop human resource professionals for our province.”

As part of this agreement students and recent graduates will be able to waive writing the National Knowledge Exam, which assesses one’s understanding of the CPHR Competency Framework. The National Knowledge Exam is a crucial step in receiving the designation of CPHR, which signifies that an individual is of the highest standard of HR professionals.

The CPHRNB was established in October 1996 to meet the needs of human resources professionals in New Brunswick for their growth and recognition. The association’s mandate includes attaining recognition as a resource on employment issues, as well as promoting and gaining acceptance of the human resources field for the distinct body of knowledge it provides in business. Its purpose is to promote and encourage members to develop and maintain a professional standard of knowledge and proficiency in its occupational field.

Media contact: Heather Campbell

Photo: Front row (L-R) Luc Page, CPHR; Rob Moir, UNB. Back row (L-R) Shirley Mitchell, CPHR; Morrie Mendelson, UNB; Robert MacKinnon, UNB.