Are you a member yet? Membership is open to all and is the first step towards accreditation.
Before you apply for Provisional Accreditation, you must have fully met our criteria for CBT training. This includes having a BABCP recognised professional background in mental health. We call this Core Profession. Alternatively, we also acknowledge equivalent training and experience in mental health. This is known as the KSA route and it's completed in addition to an accreditation application. Its purpose is to open up accreditation to applicants from a wide a range of backgrounds.
If you are eligible for this, you will put together a portfolio of evidence to be assessed by us or by your CBT course. Some people complete their KSA in order to be accepted on a CBT training, and some complete it later - it will depend on your course and your experience. However, in all cases you must ultimately also apply for Provisional Accreditation to become accredited.
Assessment, Submission and Fees for KSA Portfolios
Please follow the link below to instructions for how to submit and pay for your application for Provisional Accreditation and KSA portfolio.
Many of the documents you will submit with your portfolio 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]
This document should be provided to referees who you are asking to provide a reference. The Instructions for Online submission (above) explain alternatives to signatures if you these are not possible during the Covid 19 pandemic.