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HS-BCP Credential

The Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) credential is a certification designed for human services professionals looking to advance their careers by acquiring independent verification of their practical knowledge and educational background. It was created by the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) in partnership with the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) and the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE).
Holders of the HS-BCP credential will benefit from being part of a distinguished group of human services professionals known for their high standards and commitment to the field. This certification will help them to stand out in an increasingly competitive job market.

If you want to take your career to the next level, consider applying for the HS-BCP certification today!

Requirements  |  Examination  |  Recertification  |  Resources

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To become HS-BCP certified, applicants must hold an associate, bachelor's or advanced degree in a human services or related field. Applicants are required to provide verification of 350 hours of post degree work experience in the human services field. Applicants exempt include human services educators currently employed in human services education programs, graduates of CSHSE-accredited programs, and certain graduates of preapproved participating programs. Learn more >>



The application and exam fee is $210 with an annual maintenance fee of $40.The HS-BCP Examination verifies a candidate's knowledge in the field of human services.  Learn more >>

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The HS-BCP certification is valid for five years. Recertification requires 60 hours of relevant continuing education within the certification period. More information can be found on our CE Self-Reporting page.


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