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Memberships are for CPHR Nova Scotia only.

Memberships are not transferable and non-refundable, however, CPHR holders may apply to have their CPHR recognized in another province (separate from membership).  See CPHR Transfers for information.

Membership Categories:

Chartered Member
Chartered membership is open to individuals who have met, and continue to meet, the requirements for certification (with CPHR Nova Scotia).  Chartered members have voting privileges and are eligible to serve in all Board and Committee positions.

Candidate Member
Candidate Membership is open to individuals who have completed (and maintain) the requirements to be a candidate (with CPHR Nova Scotia).  Candidate members have voting privileges, are eligible to serve on committees, however, are not eligible to service in Board positions.

Associate Member
Associate membership is open to individuals who have an interest in, or are working in, human resources but do not meet the requirements for other categories of membership.  Associate members do not have voting privileges and are not eligible to serve on the Board but are eligible to serve on some committees.

Student Member
Student membership is open to individuals registered full-time in a post-secondary program.  Student members do not have voting privileges and are not eligible to serve in Board positions but are eligible to serve on some committees.


Retired Member
A discounted member due is available to retired members. Must be retired from Human Resources practice and have been a member of the Association and has held the CPHR designation for at least five continuous years immediately prior to retirement.

There are two options pay per year a special $50 dues or pay $475 for a lifetime membership.


Member Dues

Membership dues are based on the membership year of September 1 to August 31 each year. Dues are not prorated however the amounts do vary for the period when first apply for (or reactivate) membership (see below).


 Type DuesApplication or Reactivation FeeTotal
 Associate* $325 $50 $375
 Candidates* $400 $50 $450
 Chartered $475 $50 $525
 Student $50  $50
 Retired$50  $50
 Lifetime Retired4475  $475

* Applicable for new grad discount. Click here for details.


Renewal Dues Not Paid by Aug 31st

Payment of membership renewal is due by Aug 31st each year.  Payments received after Aug 31st will be subject to a $50 plus HST late fee and all access to member benefits cease until renewal is complete.

Members who do not renew within 60 days will be deemed to have not renewed. 

CPHR Holders and Candidates:  It is important to note that non-payment of dues by Aug 31st will impact the status of your CPHR (or Candidate status) as individuals with either status are required to keep all dues and fees current with the Association, which means paying dues by Aug 31st each year to remain in good standing.  It is important to note that should your CPHR  or candidate status be revoked for non-payment of dues, a CPHR status reactivation fee of $100 plus HST also applies, in addition to the late fee above.

Applications June 1, 2020 to August 2021 (covers dues to August 31, 2021)


 Type Dues Application or Reactivation FeeTotalPeriod Ending
 Associate $406.25 $50$456.25 Present until August 31, 2021 
 Candidates $500 $50$550 Present until August 31, 2021
 Chartered $593.75 $50$643.75 Present until August 31, 2021
 Student $50 $50 Present until August 31, 2021
 Retired$50 $50Present until August 31, 2021
Lifetime Retired$475 $50 Present until August 31, 2021



Note: Applications during this time will cover dues to the end of August 31, 2020, plus a full year of membership dues for Sept 1, 2020, to August 31, 2021. Otherwise, individuals would join then immediately have to renew as our renewal period is open at that time.


Application Fee 

A membership application (or reactivation fee) of $50 plus tax applies at the time of application/reactivation.  The application fee does not apply for student membership applications.


Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103 / Halifax, NS / B3S 1A2
Telephone: (902) 446-3660/ Toll Free: 1 (888) 678-3805 / Fax: (902) 446-3677