CHRL Knowledge Exam (CHRL-KE)
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 8.0
Credit Value: 0.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Spring/Summer 2021
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Human Resource - Certified Hum, Human Resource Management
Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20210517_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: Access to course materials and assignments will be available on Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE). Students will need reliable access to a computer and the internet.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This two-day (8 hour) workshop provides students with an overview of the nine functional dimensions based on the Competency Framework covered in HRPA's CHRL Knowledge Exam (CHRL-KE). Note: Materials must be purchased prior to the start of the workshop. Contact: or call 1-866-607-0876.

Program Context

Human Resource - Certified Hum Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie

Human Resource Management Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
In this workshop, participants review and discuss aspects of each of the functional dimensions in the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) Competency Framework. By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to apply acquired knowledge to write the CHRL Knowledge Exam (CHRL-KE) in pursuit of the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation.
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Synthesize the functional dimensions of Human Resources Management as per the CHRL competency framework and apply them to the CHRL Knowledge Exam (CHRL-KE).
  2. Gain the essential preparation skills needed to pass the CHRL Knowledge Exam (CHRL-KE).
  3. Focus on relevant exam topics and increase the probability of passing the exam.
  4. Explain the rationale and structure behind how exam questions are written, for faster and more effective performance.
  5. Build a personal study plan that addresses individual's strengths and weaknesses.
  6. Effectively apply the concept of process of question analysis to aid in answering the questions correctly.
  7. Discuss and comprehend the relevant information for the exam.
  8. Practice in a CHRL-KE exam simulation setting for a two-pronged result. One, to assess knowledge application and second, to experience some of the psychological pressures when writing this type of exam.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Pass/ Fail Evaluation100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: In-Class
Professor: N/A
RequiredOtherCanadian HR Press Study Guide for the HR Knowledge Exams.
RequiredOtherInstructor to provide a handbook with PowerPoint notes.

Applicable student group(s): N/A
Course Details:

1. Pre-course CHRL Knowledge Exam (CHRL-KE) test diagnostic

2. Strategy & test

3. Professional Practice & test

4. Organizational Effectiveness & test

5. Workforce Planning and Talent Management & test

6. Labour and Employee Relations & test

7. Total Rewards & test

8. Learning & Development & test

9. Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace & test

10. Reporting and Financial Management & test

11. Mid-point overall competency test

12. Exam Preparation, Tips and Review

13. CHRL Knowledge Exam (CHRL-KE) Sample Exam

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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