AHRI membership for Certified HR Practitioners

There are two Certified HR Practitioner membership levels – Certified Practitioners HR (CPHR) and Fellow Certified Practitioners HR (FCPHR).

These membership levels are only available to AHRI professional members (MAHRI level or above) who have successfully completed one of the certification pathways and have been awarded certification by the National Certification Council (NCC). 

  • Annual membership fee for CPHRs: $396 
  • Annual membership fee for FCPHRs: $462

To ensure currency of professional HR skills and knowledge, all AHRI Certified Practitioner members are also required to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) in order to maintain their certification status and professional membership.

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What payment methods can I use to pay my membership fee?

AHRI accepts Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express when paying your annual membership fee. You can also pay over the phone (03 9918 9230) by providing your credit card details, by cheque made payable to AHRI or by EFT payment.

Alternatively, Australia based members can set up automatic monthly direct debit via select credit cards (Visa and MasterCard). For more information on this payment method, please call us on (03) 9918 9230 or email [email protected]

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What happens if I do not renew my AHRI membership?

You will no longer have cover under the policy if you let your AHRI membership lapse. AHRI ProCover only provides protection to financial professional members of AHRI. If you fail to renew your membership on time, the cover ceases.

Please bear in mind that if you require a professional indemnity policy to continue to cover past HR activities, you need to keep renewing your membership to ensure the cover remains in place. AHRI professional membership is a cost effective way of keeping you covered compared with the cost of a standard professional indemnity insurance policy.

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How do I use post-nominal letters and why should I use them?

Post-nominal letters (also known as designatory letters) are a set of letters that are included after your name to indicate your qualifications, honours or accreditation.

AHRI professional members are able to include their AHRI membership level as a post-nominal. This is a short-hand way of indicating to others that you have been assessed by AHRI and have achieved a particular membership level based on this assessment.

AHRI encourages all professional members who are entitled to use post-nominals to do so, thus proudly demonstrating your professional standing and credibility, and improve your career prospects. Post-nominal letters are typically included on business cards, resumes and CVs and are increasingly being included in email signatures.

You may use more than one post-nominal after your name. Here are two examples:

1) Jane Smith PhD, FAHRI (Jane has a PhD and is a Fellow of AHRI).

2) John Smith BBus (HRMgt)Hons, MAHRI (John has a Bachelor of Business in HR Management with honours, and is a professional member of AHRI).

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What is CPD?

CPD stands for continuing professional development. All professional members (Graduate, MAHRI, CAHRI and Fellow) are required to complete CPD. CPD points for formal activities completed through AHRI are recorded online for you. For other activities completed externally, you can log in to your CPD recording tool to plan and record your CPD activities.

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How often should I update my CPD record?

AHRI recommends that you update your CPD record on a monthly basis, but you may choose to update your record more regularly.

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Can I join AHRI so that my CIPD qualifications are recognised in Australia?

The reciprocal agreement between AHRI and CIPD allows members to apply for the equivalent membership level. It does not, however, provide formal recognition of any qualification completed to obtain your CIPD membership.

Read more about the CIPD reciprocity agreement

Do I have to complete professional development for AHRI and CIPD?

Yes, however in most cases you can claim CPD points for the same activity with both associations.

Read about CPD points

How do I update my address and contact details?

You can update your details in several ways:

  • Login to your member profile on the website,
  • Return your HRM magazine cover sheet with your new address to us,
  • Update your details on your renewal form when you renew your membership, or
  • Call 03 9918 9230 to speak to a Member Career Partner or email your updated details to [email protected]

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I've changed my name – how do I update my name with AHRI?

Please email [email protected] to advise of a change of name and we will update your details for you.

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How can I get proof that I am covered by the AHRI ProCover policy?

Contact Austbrokers Countrywide and provide your name and AHRI membership number, to obtain a certificate of insurance as proof of insurance cover. 

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How long does a membership period run for?

Membership is for 12 months from the date of application or renewal. Your renewal date is rounded to the closest end of the month. For example, If you apply on or before 15 November, your renewal date is 31 October in the following year; or if you apply after 15 November your renewal date will be 30 November.

I am a CAHRI member. How can I renew or upgrade my membership?

As of 1 January 2018 AHRI will no longer be admitting new, lapsed, rejoining or upgrading applicants to the CAHRI membership level. If you have a current CAHRI membership, you will be able to retain this level of AHRI membership in perpetuity, as long as your membership remains current into the future and you continue to meet your CPD obligations.

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What are the terms and conditions of my membership?

View online the full terms and conditions of your membership.

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