Application Progress Check  

This section describes how we process applications.  The next section will tell you what happens if there are problems with your application.

Application Received

We tell you we have received it and record it on our database.

Administration Checks

Triage - we check the quality of the application, and that relevant reports have been provided as well as the status of any Referees or Supervisors.

Accreditor Processing

Accreditors review the application and evidence and check that the criteria have been met. Level Two and Full Accreditation applications are seen by one accreditor, all others are assessed by two. 

Awarding Accreditation

If your application is successful, the Administration team will let you know by email. Certificates are awarded for Full, Supervisor and Trainer Accreditation. Provisionally accredited members are added to the CBT Register UK and the entry is updated when you become fully accredited.

Once you are Accredited

Your application and any documentation will be deleted.

The average time taken to process an application for Accreditation is 18 weeks from the date you paid - it can take longer at busier times and be quicker at quieter times.

Please contact only if it has been longer than 18 weeks since you made your payment, unless you haven't received a receipt of your application.

When we receive your application

If there is anything missing from your application, the administration team will return it to you before taking any payment. You can resubmit it later with the complete information or documents.

During processing

If the Accreditors need further information on your application, they will contact you or other parties. There will be six weeks in which to provide this. 

In the rare circumstance that the Accreditors can't decide if an application meets the criteria, they will refer it to an Accreditation Liaison Officer.

Withdrawing Applications

You will be asked to withdraw your application if it doesn't meet the criteria or if you're not able to satisfactorily provide the requested information within the six week timeframe. 

The accreditors will provide feedback on withdrawn applications to provide guidance for any further applications. 

If you have submitted a KSA with your application, it is possible that it meets the criteria but your application does not.  In this case, you will receive a KSA Pass Verfication certificate.  You can supply this with any future applications so you don't have to resubmit the KSA and you would pay only the Provisional Application fee.


If you disagree with the accreditors' decision, you can appeal to the Chief Accreditation Officer and then the Chair of the Practitioner Accreditation Committee.

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