Journal of Human Services
With the Human Services Board Certified Practitioner credential (HS-BCP) being a few years old, this article sought to obtain the current perception it by members of the National Organization of Human Services (NOHS). A survey of NOHS members suggests that respondents overwhelmingly heard of the credential, that 42% had obtained the credential, and that a large number who were not credentialed indicated a desire to obtain it. Perceived awareness of employers was also obtained from NOHS members, as well as differences as a function of demographics and the perceived value of the credential. In addition, respondents expressed their views regarding their preference toward using the NOHS or HSBCP code of ethics. Suggestions for increasing the visibility of the credential were made, and future directions of research related to the credential were suggested.
Original Publication Citation
Sparkman, N. M., & Neukrug, E. S. (2014). Perceptions of the HS-BCP credential: A survey of human service professionals. Journal of Human Services, 34(1), 24-37.
Sparkman, Narketta M. and Neukrug, Edward S., "Perceptions of the HS-BCP Credential: A Survey of Human Service Professionals" (2014). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 5.