Extended Accreditation

Extended Practitioner (EP) Accreditation 

If you are retiring, you can apply for Extended Practitioner (EP) Accreditation.  This will allow you to stay on the CBT Register if needed to provide supervision or training in any setting. 

It will apply for a period of two years from your last day of clinical practice, after which you will be asked to lapse your accreditation.  If you initially took a leave of absence and then apply for EP Accreditation, the latter will be backdated to the last day of your clinical practice. 

Not completely sure about retirement?

Your CBT clinical practice should have permanently and completely ceased to apply for EP.   If you are not sure if your retirement is permanent, please apply for a Leave of Absence instead.

Alternatively, you only need to have two client contacts a week to be considered in practice for accreditation purposes, so you may want to consider maintaining a small practice in order to stay accredited.


  • you must be providing CBT supervision and/or training in any setting
  • you must be permanently ceasing, or retiring from CBT clinical practice
  • you must be a BABCP accredited practitioner
  • maximum duration: two years, after which you will be asked to lapse your accreditation
  • you must pay the correct fee.  Please check our Accreditation Fees page

Making an Application

Please send your request to accreditation@babcp.com with the subject line “Extended Practitioner Accreditation”.  

Your email should include the date when you ceased clinical CBT practice and information on the supervision and/or training you expect to be providing.

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