Examination Info HS-BCP

Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner Examination

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, Service Planning, and Outcome Evaluation
  2. Theoretical Orientation/Interventions
  3. Case Management, Professional Practice, and Ethics
  4. Administration, Program Development, Evaluation, and Supervision
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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 apply 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 2 years, during which applicants can test a maximum of three times, with a minimum 90-day 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.

Important Information for All Candidates

With both administration formats, candidates can test a maximum of three times during the 2-year period that their HS-BCP application remains open, with a minimum 90-day waiting period between examinations. Only upon passing the HS-BCPE will you be certified as an HS-BCP.

Candidates wishing to retake the examination should reregister using their application in the Credentialing Gateway.

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

Special Examination Accommodations (SEA)

All special examination accommodations for the HS-BCPE must be approved in advance. Submit an Examination Accommodations Request Form and all supporting documentation to:

Please send your submissions and all supporting documentation to:

Center for Credentialing & Education
Attn: Exam Accommodations Manager
3 Terrace Way
Greensboro, NC 27403

Please see the Special Examination Accommodations Policy for additional information.

If you have any questions or concerns about accommodations, please feel free to contact the Exam Accommodations Manager at (336) 569-4776 or send an email to accommodations@cce-global.org.

Scheduling the HS-BCPE

The Center for Credentialing & Education offers two options for taking the Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner Examination (HS-BCPE) through our testing partner, Pearson VUE. Individuals can test in person at a Pearson VUE test center or online from any secure location through the OnVUE platform.

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