Making an Application
Courses offering training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) can apply to the BABCP for
accreditation as a course that provides some, or all, of the training necessary to contribute to an
individual becoming accredited as a CBT therapist by British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive
Psychotherapies (BABCP). Courses can apply for accreditation at two different levels:
Level 1: This indicates that the course meets BABCP’s quality of training criteria and that the course has
a clear statement of the quantity of CBT training provided that will count towards an individual’s
accreditation as an individual CBT practitioner.
Level 2: This indicates that the course provides all of the training necessary required to meet BABCP’s
Minimum Training Standards.
On graduation from Level 2 courses, individuals will have received the training that is required to fulfil
BABCP Minimum Training Standards; however, graduates will also have to fulfil additional criteria to gain
individual practitioner accreditation that cannot be provided during training. For example, they will also
need to demonstrate that they are continuing to use CBT, have got appropriate supervision of this work,
that they will engage in appropriate CBT and that they will adhere to the BABCP standards of conduct
performance and ethics.