Kenya has become the first country in Africa to have certified human resource professionals.
The Human Resource Management Professionals Examinations Board (HRMPEB) released the results of its first ever examinations in which 90 HR professionals will be the first to receive Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP-K) Certification.
HRMPEB interim Chief Executive, Samson Osero said only those with CHRP (K) certification would be admitted as members to the Institute of Human Resource Management.
According to the Human Resource Management Professionals Examinations Board (HRMPEB), over 240 candidates were evaluated in the three examinations categories leading to certification – CHRP I, II and III across eight centers in the country.
IHRM Council chairman Elijah Sitimah said 42 candidates sat for entry level exams in CHRP I, 82 for intermediary course CHRP II and 120 candidates for the final level CHRP III, with pass rates of 79%, 81% and 79% respectively.
“The CHRP examinations are intended to enhance competency of HR professionals in the execution of their HR management role at the workplace,” said Sitimah.
The candidates are assessed on their HR knowledge, practical skills and professional attitude in the move that marks the climax of reforms started five years ago.
Established under the Human Resources Management Professionals Act of 2012, the HRMPEB is mandated to prepare syllabuses and administer HR professional examinations.