Department of Human Services & Counseling
What is the Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner credential?
The Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) credential is offered by the Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc. (CCE). It gives practitioners with a degree in Human Services independent verification of their practical knowledge and educational background.
How do I apply for the HS-BCP?
Applicants must hold a degree in Human Services and pass a national examination. Graduates from our program do not need to complete a Verification of Experience Form because our program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE).
Do employers know about this credential?
Because this is a new credential, many employers may not be aware of the HS-BCP. The combined efforts of the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS), CSHSE, and CCE will raise awareness of the credential and the value of hiring an applicant who holds this credential.
How much does the credential cost?
The application and exam fee is $195, which includes the first year's maintenance fee. Thereafter, the annual maintenance fee is $35.
Is continuing education required to maintain my HS-BCP?
Yes, credential holders must complete 60 clock hours of continuing education during each 5-year certification period.
How do I find more information about this certification?
Go to the Center for Credentialing & Education website for further details or call CCE at 336-482-2856.
Information for this page was used with permission from NOHS.