Acceptable CPD Activities and Evidence

Acceptable CPD activities and evidence

For both First Accreditation Audit and Reaccreditation, you are expected to engage in a minimum of five CBT CPD activities per year. These should cover a range of topics and may be drawn from the learning and development activities below. This must include at least six hours of CBT skills workshop(s) each year. We recommend you check that these are taught by trainers with appropriate CBT training. 

Acceptable types of Learning and developmental activities which can be included within you CBT CPD for accreditation are: 

Clinical role 

Short courses / in-service training 

Secondment to specialist area (CBT relevant) 


Journal clubs / peer review 

Skills practice groups (not supervision) 

Presentations Attending a Special Interest Group (SIG) 

Shadowing / doing or coaching by others (CBT relevant work) 

Project work / structured discussion with colleagues 

Service audits 

Personal development plans (PDP), job appraisals 


Committee representative 

Management elements (clinical role) 

Member of occupational group for managers (within CBT) i.e. NHS Talking Therapies service managers 

CBP service managers training courses / modules 

Expanding role 

Organising courses 

Professional role 

Mentoring Lecturing / teaching 

Examining Accrediting 

Expert witness 

Tutoring Involvement with professional body (BABCP), branch meetings, SIG’s 

Maintaining or developing specialist skills - expanding role 

Job / role promotion related activity 

Formal/educational role 

Member of learning / teaching committee 

Review for a professional journal - academic or ‘CBT today’ etc. 

Studying for a teaching award 


Distance learning 

Planning and running a course 

Writing a professional article 

Supervising clinical research 

Reading books, journals / articles (CBT relevant) 

Research role 

Presentations at conferences 

Membership of an ethics or research committee 

Working for an academic journal / selecting CBP articles etc. 

Completing a dissertation or thesis as part of an academic course (CBT relevant) 

Self-directed study 

Reading journal articles 

Reviewing books / articles 

Updating knowledge via TV, DVD, internet / software 

Keeping files of own progress 


Public service (CBT related)

Voluntary work (CBT related) 

Promoting CBT / Publicising CBT (media etc.) 

You are also required to include supporting evidence for your CPD activity and Reflective Statement. 

Here are some examples of evidence you can provide:  

Reflective statements- we accept these alone for activities such as Webinars and reading

Formal feedback such as performance review or appraisal records

Certificates of completion

Business plans

Reflections including records of discussions with a mentor or manager


Information leaflets 

Case studies 

Critical reviews / Adapted notes (study notes etc.) 

Policy / position statements 

Discussion documents 

Procedural / process documents 

Job descriptions / applications 

Reports / audits / reviews-forms 

Business plans / appraisals / PDP plans 

Guidance materials / guidelines 

Course assignments feedback / module credits 

Action plans 

Course programme documents / in service training / conferences / workshops 

Presentations (power-point etc.) 

Articles done 


Research papers / proposals / applications 

CBT literature / leaflets etc., produced 

Contributions to professional body 

SIG contributions 

Material showing reflection / evaluation of learning, for work, clients etc. 

The reflective statement document 

Material from others 

Testimonies/letters - from staff / colleagues / clients / carers 

Feedback from organisations / students / institutions (universities etc.) 

Teaching assessment / feedback 

Course certificates

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