Provisional Accreditation Guidelines Version

11 May 2018

The Provisional Accreditation application guidelines are updated with immediate effect. Updates here have been incorporated into pages 11 and 12. The decision was taken to make this amendment as a preliminary step whilst the outcome of an internal review of possible updates to the Minimum Training Standards (MTS) is taking place.

We would like to emphasise that this is not a change, simply reverting to a previous version of the guidance whilst the MTS are being reviewed. The MTS, which have not changed since the last revision in 2012, read:

'The minimum number of hours study required in the Cognitive/Behavioural elements of training is 450 hours of which 200 hours should be provided directly by recognised trainers, with documented expertise in CBT through a recognised course or other programme of study. This will usually be a Postgraduate course, delivered by a higher education institution.’ (MTS 3.4)

If you completed a non-accredited and non-HEI validated CBT courses, you can still apply for Provisional Accreditation.

HEI validation is an issue BABCP has under review, for future reference, and there may be changes to the Minimum Training Standards to reflect this at a future date.