BABCP Accreditation

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

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

News and Updates

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, email contact provides a record of the communication that can be referred back to, which is 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.

Following consultation with the membership, however, BABCP also provides a Members 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 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 4.00 pm on Wednesdays only.

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

For non member enquiries, please send an email via the Accreditation Contact Form.

Accreditation Updates

At the Accreditation 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