Caz College professors earn national credentials

Two Cazenovia College Human Service professors, Mary Handley and Heather Kipping-Regitano, recently received Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner certification by the Center for Credentialing and Education.

This certification is awarded to individuals who provide human services to a variety of population groups, and whose educational backgrounds range from technical certificates to graduate degrees.

The HS-BCP certification gains professional recognition, while strengthening the growing profession of human services by establishing standards for education, experience and ethical behavior.

"The HS-BCP certification is an important step in recognizing the profession of Human Services and as such, supporting the mission of Cazenovia College in retaining qualified faculty for the Human Services Program," Associate Professor of Human Services Heather Kipping-Regitano said. "It's exciting to be a part of a national movement that is committed to improving the lives of others."

"It is important for students to understand that we are all lifelong learners and that professional development continues as long as you work in the field. This credential is an example of continuing one's education," said Professor Mary Handley, Director of the Human Services Program.

Cazenovia College offers four different courses of study for students in the Human Services Program: Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Counseling and Mental Health, Generalist, and Social Services for Children and Youth. Each specialization includes extensive work in counseling courses as well as courses in psycho logy and other liberal arts areas.

The CCE is a corporate affiliation of the National Board for Certified Counselors, a leader in professional credentialing.

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