Are you a member yet? Membership is open to all and is the first step towards accreditation.
Provisional Accreditation is the first stage of accreditation. As long as you meet the criteria, you can apply at any time once you have evidence of graduation from your CBT training - there is no time limit - but you must be in CBT practice.
You will appear as accredited on the CBT Register once you have your Provisional Accreditation - we don't differentiate between provisionally and fully accredited therapists in terms of their suitability to practice.
If you have completed a Level 2 BABCP Accredited course you should complete a Level 2 Provisional Application.
The second stage is to apply for Full Accreditation 12 months after the award of Provisional Accreditation.
Instructions for submission and payment
Please don't send anything to us by post. These instructions will tell you how to submit your application and supporting documents online.
Provisional Accreditation - Online Document Submission Instructions [PDF]
Some of the documents you will submit with your application require signatures from you or other people. We are in the process of updating our documents to incorporate electronic signatures. In the meantime, here is some guidance on how to validate a document or provide proof of identity if signatures aren't possible.
Signature Guidance [PDF]
Graduates of BABCP Level 2 accredited courses should use the Level 2 Provisional Application form which is submitted by email.
All other applicants should use the following form. Please disregard instructions to post the form - you must use the electronic applications process in the instructions above.
Consult these guidelines to help with completing your application
This should be completed by your current supervisor. If you have been seeing this supervisor for less than six months, please also provide a report from you previous supervisor.
This should be completed by a CBT practitioner who knows your current practice.
Professional Reference [Word]
Professional Reference Sample [PDF]
Use these if you run out of space on the Application Form
Additional Page for Criterion 3: CBT Training [Word]
Additional Page for Criterion 4: Supervision [Word]
Please refer to these documents if you need to complete additional case studies or have cases closely supervised after your training.
Case Study Marking Criteria [PDF]
Close Supervision Guidelines [PDF]