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About Accreditation - FAQs

  • Accreditation proves to the public, employers and other organisations that you have met our standards in your CBT training and practice
  • Many employers ask for BABCP accreditation as "essential" for CBT jobs
  • Most Health Insurance companies will only authorise CBT treatment from our accredited therapists
  • It shows that you are committed and dedicated to CBT. To get accredited, you have to have substantial training in CBT and practice this approach for most or all of your therapy practice

Accreditation is voluntary. You don't have to be accredited to legally practice in the UK - either privately or in a service. However most employers and agencies ask for it.

There are two stages of Accreditation for CBT Practitioners. 

Provisional Accreditation

This is the first stage of accreditation for all applicants, regardless of experience. 

When you get Provisional Accreditation, your name will appear on the CBT Register to confirm that you are an accredited therapist. 

Full Accreditation

You must keep up professional standards of CBT practice, CPD and supervision once you are provisionally accredited. The Full Accreditation application is the way that we check this after twelve months of accreditation.  

Annual Reaccreditation

Once you are fully accredited you will submit an annual Reaccreditation Declaration which we may check through a Reaccreditation audit.

The CBT Register is a list of members who hold BABCP Accreditation. Its aim is to protect the public by listing practitioners who have met our professional and training standards. 

It is consulted by individuals, employers and agencies and is the only way to check a  therapists' current accredited status.  

www.cbtregisteruk.com

You can make a yearly payment for an enhanced listing which can provide a link to your contact details and webpage.  

You can find the costs of all Accreditations and related processes at  Accreditation Fees

You must be a member to apply for accreditation and membership fees are separate to Accreditation fees. 

Experienced therapists who have been fully accredited for at least three years can have this experience recognised through Supervisor and/or Trainer Accreditation if they meet the criteria.

BABCP provides different types of Course Accreditation for postgraduate CBT training programmes.

Accreditation shows that a course has met our Minimum Training Standards - the criteria for graduates to become accredited. 

BABCP Accredited Courses 

Institutions interested in BABCP accreditation for their courses can contact us at course.accreditation@babcp.com.

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