Journal of Human Services
The Human Services--Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) is the only credential of its kind to govern the field of human services. There is no recent literature on its growth, impact, or status over the last six years. It is beneficial for human service practitioners to remain up-to-date on the credential in order to make decisions on becoming credentialed and achieving the benefits of being credentialed. This brief report gives an update on the current state of the credential in terms of growth and development. This information provides an update to the key components of the exam and requirements for eligibility. Growth in the numbers of certified HS-BCPs since inception of the certification is noted as well as advances in testing and technology as it relates to credentialing requirements. Finally, future considerations in advertising and marketing are thoroughly examined as reported by the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE).
Original Publication Citation
Sparkman, N. M., & Lott, T. (2014). The Human Services--Board Certified Practitioner: A review of the current state. Journal of Human Services, 34(1), 184-189.
Sparkman, Narketta M. and Lott, Tamikia, "The Human Services--Board Certified Practitioner: A Review of the Current State" (2014). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 4.