1. A university degree or college diploma in a field related to personnel management such as business administration, industrial relations, commerce or psychology or Completion of a professional development program in personnel administration is usually required.
2. Certification as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) may be required.
3. Some experience in a clerical or administrative position related to personnel administration may be required.
4. Many recent entrants have either an undergraduate university degree or a community college diploma.