What is BIPSCC Certification?
Batterer intervention service providers operating in the State of Michigan who meet the Michigan standards for batter intervention service are eligible for BIPSCC-Certification.
What are the benefits of BIPSCC Certification?
- During the time that you are BIPSCC-certified, your program name and contact information will be easily accessible on the BISC-MI website to anyone who wants to make referrals in the communities you serve.
- You will have an advantage over programs that are not certified, since many agencies and courts will not refer anyone to batterer intervention programs unless they are ensured that the program is following Michigan standards. Only those who follow a paper review of Michigan standards will be BIPSCC-certified.
- You will receive notification of training opportunities available in your field, so that you can stay up to date with best practices, new intervention strategies, and take part in networking opportunities.
- You will be kept current on the accreditation process as it evolves and have the opportunity to provide feedback that will assist the BIPSCC Council in meeting the long-term goal of ensuring the availability of quality batterer intervention services in Michigan.
How do I get BIPSCC Certification?
Fill out and submit this Online Application along with an initial $100.00 application fee. Use this link each year to renew. Details for payment are found on the last page of the application. The BIPSCC Committee will review applications once a month. Those who meet all requirements are given BIPSCC-Certification. If your application needs clarification, or you need to make policy changes, the Committee will contact you. When you meet certification standards, you will receive a letter notifying you of this, and a certificate that is good for one year.
All applications must be saved as a WORD document and submitted electronically, to email@example.com. The Committee will NOT accept PDF versions or paper applications.
How long is BIPSCC Certification good for?
BIPSCC-Certification is valid for one year and must be renewed annually. Renewals require filling out a new application, providing updated information as outlined in the application, and payment of a $50.00 renewal fee.
Do I have to join BISC-MI to apply for BIPSCC Certification?
No. BISC-MI Membership and BIPSCC-Certification are two separate processes. Some BISC-MI members have BIPSCC Certification, while others do not. You can receive BIPSCC-Certification without joining BISC-MI.
What if I have a concern about any programs that are currently BIPSCC-Certified?
The BIPSCC Certification is a based on a paper review process. If you have a concern or complaint with a program on this list we suggest that you contact the batterer intervention program directly. If your concerns involve safety issues for a domestic violence or stalking survivor, we encourage you, and/or the survivor, to contact a victim service program for support and safety planning.
For a list of survivor programs in Michigan go to: http://www.mcedsv.org/help/find-help-in-michigan.html
What if I have more questions about BIPSCC-Certification?
For more information, download the BIPSCC Fact Sheet.
A presentation is also available for review from 2009, when BIPSCC first went live: Spring Training BIPSCC Power Point.
Visit the list of BIPSCC Certified Programs and Providers.
Phone inquiries please call: 734.707.7550.
The best way to reach the Committee is: firstname.lastname@example.org