Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Change from 5 year Reaccreditation Process to annual online Reaccreditation

Please be aware that BABCP is currently changing from a process of reaccreditation to a new methodology for reaccreditation through an annual online self-declaration of fulfilling the required standards of CBT practice, CBT supervision and CBT CPD.

You may have seen communications in which the new process was described as Maintaining Quality and Standards of Practice – MQSP. However, as part of the goal to have simpler and widely understood terminology, the BABCP Board has decided to retain the term reaccreditation to describe the new process. The aim of reaccreditation remains to help practitioners maintain quality and standards of their practice, however this term MQSP will no longer be used to label the process.

What this means for accredited members

The former, 5 year reaccreditation process was suspended in December 2017.

All members who are due to reaccredit will remain accredited and on the register until the implementation of the new system later in 2017. Unfortunately the launch has been delayed due to the technical requirements of the new database and website being more complex than our supplier had originally allowed for.

No action need be taken by members in the meantime, but you will continue to pay your annual £45 reaccreditation fee on the anniversary of your accreditation

Once the system in launched, members will be notified by email a month in advance of the date they will need to make their online self declaration. This will be the anniversary date of their original award of accreditation.

How the new process will work

For an outline of this please see the FAQs link below, from Professor Chris Williams, BABCP President

FAQs concerning changes to the Reaccreditation process

The new guidelines

In the meantime:

Please note that no-one will be selected for audit until at least one year after they have made their first online declaration on the anniversary of their accreditation date once the new process is launched.