Cessation of PWP Accreditation and Reaccreditation

27 March 2017

BABCP is currently considering options for how best to provide future support of PWP and low intensity workers more generally. The Board took advice from CBT Practitioner Accreditation Committee and based on their recommendation, took the decision at its meeting of 9 March 2017, that new PWP Accreditation will no longer be offered. The Board also took into account comments from the new Low Intensity SIG.

Current holders of PWP Accreditation will remain accredited until the date at which their re-accreditation would have been due – at which point it will lapse.

PWPs will not therefore be invited to engage in the new process for Maintaining Quality and Standards of Practice (MQSP). The annual £15 maintenance fee would still apply until accreditation lapses.

In due course, the Board would like to gain feedback from those who have been PWP accredited, as well as from other interested parties, concerning any possible future developments. It is possible that any new forms of accreditation may focus on curricula in IAPT and other home nations plus Ireland, in order to reflect Low Intensity practice, rather than PWP work alone.