BABCP Accreditation

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

Becoming accredited

If you have not yet undertaken post-graduate training in CBT – please go to Training and Careers in CBT for guidance on the background and training you need.

Stages of Accreditation

There are two stages of BABCP accreditation – Provisional and Full.

You are a recognised accredited practitioner with Provisional Accreditation; the provisional year is simply a period at the end of which you demonstrate (through a Full Accreditation Application) that you have maintained good habits in term of practice, supervision and CPD.

To apply for provisional accreditation, you need to:

  • be a member of the BABCP - BABCP Membership
  • either have a Core Profession in mental health or demonstrate you have other mental health training and/or experience by completing a KSA portfolio
  • have completed 12 months of practice within your core profession or equivalent (or a subsequent mental health profession) which was accountable to a senior member of that profession
  • have completed 12 months of practice within your core profession or equivalent (or a subsequent mental health profession) which was accountable to a senior member of that profession
  • have met the Minimum Training Standards (MTS) through post-graduate level, assessed training courses taught by recognised CBT trainers. This many have been through any of the following routes:
    • Level 2 BABCP Accredited Course – these meet all the MTS
    • Level 1 Accredited course + possible additional requirements to meet MTS
    • A Non-accredited course: this may be a post-graduate diploma in CBT or other courses such as an applied psychology doctorate with a substantial CBT component, a CBT training course completed in another country, a combination of substantial CBT training courses. It is possible that additional requirements will also need to be completed.

Please see the following links for further information on this:

BABCP Accredited Courses

Level 2 Provisional Accreditation (for graduates of Level 2 BABCP Accredited courses)

Provisional Accreditation (for graduates of Level 1 and non-Accredited courses)

Accreditation Updates and Notices

Title Date Issued Details
Reaccreditation News 07 June 2018 View
Provisional Accreditation Guidelines Version 11 May 2018 View
Reaccreditation Change Update 07 March 2018 View
Provisional Guideline Clarifications: Taught Hours and trainer credentials on Non-Accredited CBT Training Courses 08 February 2018 View
Provisional Guideline Clarifications: Non-University Validated CBT Courses 08 February 2018 View
Reaccreditation Change Update 24 August 2017
(Last Updated: 10 November 2017)
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PWP Update Statement 24 July 2017 View
FAQs concerning changes to the Reaccreditation process 20 July 2017 View
Reaccreditation Change Update 20 July 2017 View
Update on Changes to Re-Accreditation 18 May 2017 View
PWP Refund Policy 08 May 2017 View
Cessation of PWP Accreditation and PWP Reaccreditation 27 March 2017 View
Important Information about Verification of Accreditation 26 January 2017 View
Accreditation Enquiries Policy 5 August 2015 View