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Return to Practice for Wellbeing Practitioners

If you are already currently registered with us, this policy is not applicable to you. Please refer to our time off and re-registration webpage.

About the policy 

This policy applies if you have not been in clinical practice for any period of time and you intend to apply for BABCP Wellbeing Practitioner Registration. It applies if you were previously registered as a Wellbeing Practitioner or you are currently out of clinical practice and intend to register with us.  

If your BABCP Registration has lapsed, you must complete a Return to Practice for Wellbeing Practitioners Application form to return to the Wellbeing Practitioner section of the CBT Register UK and Ireland. 

When returning to the Register you must:

  • Be a member of BABCP - see Join Us
  • Commit to maintaining your CPD and Supervision requirements 
  • Pay the correct fee within 30 days of your return to practice invoice being issued. Please check our Accreditation & Registration fees page

Return to Practice Guidelines

Please download and read the Return to Practice Policy for Wellbeing Practitioners [PDF] for full guidance and requirements.

At a glance:

0-2 years since registration lapsed or you have not been in Wellbeing Practice 

  • Complete the ‘Return to Practice for Wellbeing Practitioners’ application form
  • Provide a reference from a BABCP Accredited CBT Practitioner or Registered Wellbeing Practitioner
  • If you have not previously registered with us, please provide a copy of your wellbeing qualification

More than 2 years since your registration lapsed or you have not been in Wellbeing Practice

  • Complete the ‘Return to Practice for Wellbeing Practitioners’ application form
  • Complete the ‘Return to Practice for Wellbeing Practitioners’ Supplement
  • Provide a reference from a BABCP Accredited CBT Practitioner or Registered Wellbeing Practitioner
  • If you have not previously registered with us, please provide a copy of your wellbeing qualification

Please note - your professional referee must submit their reference to us directly at wellbeing.reports@babcp.com.

If your registration lapsed due to a complaint being upheld against you, this policy does not apply. In this circumstance, please contact us at accreditation@babcp.com, ensuring the subject line contains: “Return to practice”.

Return to Practice Documents

Application Form - Return to Practice for Wellbeing Practitioners [Word]

Supplement - Return to Practice for Wellbeing Practitioners [Word]

Reference - Return to Practice for Wellbeing Practitioners [Word]

Record of Return to Practice - CBT-informed Activity [Word]

How to submit your application

Please submit your Return to Practice application - along with your supplement if required - to wellbeing.admin@babcp.com,ensuring the subject line contains: “Return to practice”. After receiving your submission, we will issue your return to practice invoice and notify you of this. If we do not receive payment within 30 days of this notification, your application will be deleted, and you will need to re-apply. Once we have received your payment, we will process your application.

Audit

Registered practitioners must maintain registration standards, including supervision and CBT informed CPD. After being placed on the Wellbeing section of the CBT Register UK and Ireland, all practitioners joining the Register via the Return to Practice route will be audited in six months. 

Details of the audit process can be found here.

When you are called to audit, if you are not in clinical practice, you will be removed from the Register and will have to re-apply and repeat the above process.

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