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CPHR - CPD and Leave Approvals


CPHR holders who have a parental, disability, or retirement leave, which may prevent them from completing CPD activities, may be eligible for an adjustment to the CPD Hours required corresponding with the intended leave (or up to one year). (depending on length and type of leave).

Proration adjustments will not exceed the validated leave period.  

CPD reporting and submission due dates still apply.  Members can view their CPD due date in their online profile.

Requests are made before the leave starts.  At the end of the leave, confirmation will also be required to confirm the duration, and if different than at notification, the CPD hours may be readjusted.

How to Apply

To apply for proration of CPD Hours due to an impending leave, the CPHR holder must submit the following before the start of a planned leave or within 30 days of the start of the leave for an unplanned leave:

  1. Complete and sign the fillable CPD Leave Form below advising of the impending leave, start date, and anticipated duration of the leave.
  2. Member to keep a copy of the above information, then submit to us before the leave begins.

Important:  Once reviewed, the member will be notified of the anticipated proration amount.  This amount is subject to change if there is any change to the leave. 


At the end of the leave period, any member that was approved for an anticipated proration of CPD hours must submit the following within 14 business days of the return from leave, or the proration of the CPD hours will no longer be valid and full CPD requirements will remain.

  • Confirmation from their employer advising the start and end dates of the leave, as well as, the type of leave (ie parental, medical, etc).  The confirmation from the employer must be in the form of a signed letter on the company/organization letterhead. Example wording:  "This letter is to confirm that (member full name) was on (maternity, parental, etc) leave from (start date) to (end date). "  A reference to the designation or CPD is not required in the letter.


Other Important Information

While proration of CPD requirements are possible based on the above, annual dues are still the responsibility of the member during the period of the leave.

If the leave is approved, the CPD hour requirement for the period will be amended however is subject to all details within the leave request remaining the same for the duration of the anticipated leave.  In addition, other activities completed during the leave period will not qualify for CPD as the proration would cover that time.

Continuing Professional Development Leave Notification Form

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