Examination Information Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner

HS-BCP Examination (HS-BCPE)

The Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner Examination (HS-BCPE) independently verifies a candidate's human services knowledge. It was created through the collaboration of human services subject matter experts and normed on a population of professionals in the field. The HS-BCPE covers the following areas:

  1. Assessment, treatment planning and outcome evaluation
  2. Theoretical orientation/interventions
  3. Case management, professional practice and ethics
  4. Administration, program development/evaluation and supervision

HS-BCPE Practitioner Registration

After submitting an application for the Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP), individuals who meet all of the requirements, including education and experience, will be eligible to sit for the examination. An applicant must pass the HS-BCPE to receive the HS-BCP certification.

You may submit an application at any time. Once your payment has been processed, CCE will review your application within approximately 10 business days. Upon approval of your application, CCE will send examination registration information to you. The examination is administered via computer-based testing (CBT) at numerous centers in every state and at international locations.

CCE holds applications open for three years, during which applicants can test a maximum of three times, with a minimum three-month wait between examinations.

HS-BCPE Student Registration

Students enrolled in participating programs can register for and take the HS-BCPE prior to graduation, without applying for the HS-BCP at the time of the examination. The school will provide the necessary private access code (PAC) and voucher number prior to registration. For more information, see the student information page.

Scheduling your HS-BCP Examination

If you are taking the exam as a requirement for your college/university, please contact your program for complete instructions regarding on-campus testing.

If you are testing at a public test center as either a practitioner or voluntary student, you will receive an e-mail from Pearson VUE with your candidate ID number.

When scheduling an examination at a public test center, be prepared to confirm a location and a preferred date and time for testing, and to provide your candidate ID number. When you contact Pearson VUE to schedule an examination appointment, you will be notified of the time to report to the testing center. Please make a note of it, because you will not receive an admission letter.

There are two ways to register for the examination:

1.Online registration: is the preferred method. (If you are approved for special examination accommodations, you must instead register for the examination by telephone.) To use this method:

  • Retrieve your candidate ID number from the e-mail sent by CCE and Pearson VUE or your PAC/voucher from your school program.
  • Go to www.pearsonvue.com/cce and select “Create Account.”
  • Follow the simple, step-by-step instructions to create a login, select your specific examination and schedule. Only examinees testing at a Pearson VUE center will register and schedule. Students testing on campus will contact their school test center for a date.


2. Telephone registration: Call Pearson VUE at 866.904.4432 to register for an examination after receipt of the candidate ID number or PAC/voucher. This toll-free number is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central time Monday through Friday. You may experience extended hold times.

Special Examination Accommodations (SEA)

All special examination accommodations for the HS-BCPE must be approved in advance. Submit a Special Examination Accommodations Request Form and supporting documentation with your credential application or through your participating school program. Requests that are not accompanied by the required documentation cannot be approved. CCE’s Assessment Services Department will contact you directly regarding special accommodations once approved to sit for the HS-BCPE.

If you have any questions, please contact us at credentialinfo@cce-global.org with the subject line "HS-BCP Exam."

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