Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
Reaccreditation

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

How the new process will work

  • The new process involves you making an online declaration that you are meeting the required standards of CPD and supervision every year. No documents are submitted at this point.
  • You will be invited to make this declaration on anniversary of your accreditation or reaccreditation date (regardless of the year). Eg. If you were awarded full accreditation in March 2015, you will make your online declaration each year in March.
  • You must be in clinical practice to make the declaration, so if you take a leave of absence, please notify us and you will be given an extension.
  • The same process will apply to supervisor and trainer reaccreditation and you will make both or all declarations on the same date – this will be the anniversary of the last accreditation you received.
  • You will receive an email one month prior to your anniversary date inviting you to make the declaration.
  • The process is subject to random audit. Each year 15% of accredited members will be asked to submit their records of CPD and supervision for the previous twelve months. The earliest this may happen is one year after you have made your first online declaration.
  • If the submitted records are not satisfactory, the auditors will give a period of time in which to submit additional records.
  • Failure to make your online declaration (after several reminders from the BABCP office), and failure to submit satisfactory additional records to the auditors within the allotted time will result in self-removal from the CBT Register UK.

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.

For further information please see the FAQs link below, from Professor Chris Williams, BABCP President

Reaccreditation process FAQ's