BABCP Accreditation

News and Updates

Accreditation Telephone Service - Suspended during Conference

The accreditation telephone service usually available between 2.00pm and 4pm on Wednesdays will not be available due to the ALOs attending conference.

If you have not booked your place at the conference and want to attend then do not delay! All the information you need to know can be found on the conference website:

Service will resume on Wednesday 29 July

Accreditation Telephone Service Resumes

Following consultation with the membership and by request, BABCP is again providing a telephone service for Accreditation queries. The service is facilitated by Accreditation Liaison Officers (ALOs) in the Bury office.

It is expected that members will have already consulted with the information and guidelines available on the BABCP website for answers to basic queries before utilising this service. The ALOs do not expect applicants to use the service to ask basic application or administration questions about the process.

Initially the service is available between 2.00pm and 4pm on Wednesdays only.

To use the service, please call 0161 705 4304 then press option 1.

Accreditation Information

At the A&R Committee meeting held in February 2014, discussion relating to increasing the minimum monthly supervision to 1.5 hours for full time clinical practice was broad ranging and included views such as the evidence base supporting quality rather than quantity aspects of supervision; the importance of BABCP taking responsibility as a standard setting body for ensuring that previously set ‘minimum’ cannot be misinterpreted by those not fully supportive of accredited practitioners; and advisability of bringing our standard more into line with standards within psychotherapy more generally. It was considered on balance, taking aspects of these factors into account, that an increase would be generally beneficial, and supportive of those who might need to lobby more locally for adequate support for their practice.

A number of important updates are underway regarding the areas of Recognised Core Professions, CBT Register UK listing, CPD requirements and the Supervisor Report

Find out more

Accreditation Enquiries Policy

The current BABCP policy is for all accreditation related enquiries to be made via the Accreditation Contact form

This is for two reasons.

Firstly, E-mail contact provides a record of the communication that can be referred to and reflected back to, often needed in the case of complex detailed enquiries.

Secondly, it is a resource issue in terms of efficient allocation of accreditation department resources to various areas and to keep costs down.

However, starting Wednesday 29 April there will be a telephone service for queries that can not be answered using the documents on the website. This is initially available on Wednesdays between 2.00pm and 4.00pm as per the statement above.


BABCP offers accreditation for Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists, Supervisors, Trainers and Psychological Wellbeing practitioners. BABCP also accredits CBT training courses at two levels.

To the right you will find information relevant to all categories of accreditation

Below you will find information specific to each categories of accreditation including application forms and a guide to completing the application process

Before applying for accreditation you must first be a fully paid up BABCP member. To join visit:

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBP) Accreditation

Provisional Accreditation

For CBT practitioners making their first application for Accreditation with BABCP (includes information for KSA applicants)

CBP Provisional Accreditation

Full Accreditation

For CBT practitioners who already have Provisional Accreditation

CBP Full Accreditation

Supervisor & Trainer Accreditation

For those CBT practitioners who are seeking Accreditation for their CBT Supervisor and/or Trainer activities

Supervisor & Trainer Accreditation

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) Accreditation

For PWPs who have graduated from an IAPT Accredited PWP training course

PWP Accreditation

Course Accreditation

For training courses seeking Accreditation for their CBT content

BABCP Course Accreditation