Provisional Accreditation as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Provisional Accreditation is the first stage of accreditation as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.
The second stage is to apply for Full Accreditation 12 months after the award of Provisional Accreditation (or 12-18 months if you completed a Level 2 BABCP Accredited Training Course.) Your Provisional Accreditation will lapse if you do not make your Full Accreditation application in that time or contact the BABCP to discuss any delay.
Provisionally accredited therapists appear on the CBT Register UK. They may practise and supervise in the same roles as fully accredited therapists, depending on experience.
- You must have BABCP membership
- You must first have a mental health Core Profession or demonstrate the equivalent through completing a KSA portfolio.
- The application form will need to provide evidence that you meet the Minimum Training Standards (MTS).
- It is possible to meet some of the MTS after your training if necessary: Meeting Additional Requirements
- You must supply a Supervisors Report and a Professional Reference. At least one of these must be provided by a BABCP member
Making an Application
Members who have completed a BABCP Level 2 Accredited CBT training course, will need to use the Level 2 Provisional Application form.
Others should use the Provisional Application below. There is no time limit after graduation from your CBT training for applications.
Accreditation is up to an 18 week process. Please contact the office only if you have not heard about your application after that amount of time. We are not able to expedite applications.
If the accreditors require further information during the processing of your application, you will have a six week period in which to provide it. If the information is not provided within that time, the applicant will be asked to withdraw their application.