Thousands of human resource practitioners might be locked out of the profession next year for failing to meet the required professional standards as Government moves in to remove quacks in the industry.
If the practitioners will not have met the qualifications by January 2020, they will not be able to renew their membership or could have their practicing certificate withdrawn or cancelled.
This is according to regulations in the Human Resource Management Professionals Act, 2012.
According to the law, any human resource practitioner must have sat and passed three levels of the Certified Human Resource Management Professionals examinations.
“The disciplinary committee may withdraw or cancel the practising certificate of the human resource professional for such period not exceeding five years as may be appropriate,” says the law.
Although the regulations came into effect in January 2013, the professional programme was launched last year after the State issued a December 2019 deadline. The date coincided with the three-year period of training for beginners who have just completed Form Four and have not pursued any human resource-related course.
However, for those with diploma, degree or Higher National Diploma in human resource-related courses, they are exempted from studying some units in the three levels of CHRP.
“The diploma ones will have nine exemptions but those with different qualifications will produce their transcripts for confirmation on what they can be exempted on,” said College of Human Resource Management Principal Margaret Kinyanjui.