BCSP Credential Holder Directory
If you have difficulties finding an individual or question an individual's certification status, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +1 317-593-4800. To report unauthorized use, use our complaint form.
Individuals who have used BCSP credentials without authority are listed in the directory when you click the Unauthorized Use Only check box below Certification type.
The Unauthorized Use Directory is a listing of individuals who have claimed to hold CSP, SMS, ASP, GSP, TSP, OHST, CHST, STS, STSC, or CET credentials but do not. BCSP receives inquiries from a variety of sources including other credential holders, employers, and membership organizations. BCSP pursues all cases in which there is clear evidence of the unauthorized use and the individual has a clear responsibility, control, or knowledge of the use. Evidence may be a business card, resume, letter, web site, or other publication. BCSP may take a variety of actions as a result of verified and unauthorized use of BCSP credentials or marks. Such actions may include but are not limited to:
A. Publish Name on BCSP Website: If it is determined that an individual uses a BCSP credential or mark without authorization, in most cases, a penalty will be imposed that includes publishing the individual’s name in a directory on the BCSP Website and the period for which the penalty will be in place.
If a person is found in violation of the Unauthorized Use Policy and a penalty is imposed, the individual will not be allowed to apply for, pursue, or regain the credential or mark for a period of five (5) years, or such other period as BCSP determines is appropriate.
B. Cease and Desist Agreement: If a person uses a BCSP credential or mark without authorization, BCSP may consider an alternative resolution of allowing the individual to enter into a cease and desist agreement with BCSP. If BCSP determines that the said person fails to comply with the agreement the person will be subject to all penalties pursuant to the Unauthorized Use Policy, and may also include civil penalties in the event BCSP is required to enforce the cease and desist agreement or take other action to protect its registered marks by filing a lawsuit against the person.
Web Browsers: The BCSP Certification Management System (CMS) runs best in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, as it has experienced issues with Internet Explorer.