Each month there will be an audit of a percentage of fully accredited members who have made declarations. It is statistically likely that you will be audited every five years, however the selection will be made randomly so it is not possible to know when or how often you will be audited.
There are circumstances where it will be necessary to select specific individuals for audit.
Members will be informed 10 weeks in advance of having to make submission when chosen for audit. If you don’t submit your audit or respond to enquiries from the admin team within one calendar month, you will be removed from the CBT Register UK. In this case you may be able to apply for Reinstatement of Accreditation.
If an audit is deemed unsatisfactory, auditors may set conditions or make recommendations to ensure practice, supervision or CPD meet requirements. In addition, the member may be automatically re-audited the following year. If the audit is unsatisfactory in the second year, the member will be removed from the CBT Register and the accreditation will lapse.
All audit documents must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Availability for Audit
- You must be in practice in the UK or its territories or Ireland at the time of making the audit
- You may, however, have taken leave of absence in the twelve months prior to the audit - just note this on the submitted forms. You will not be expected to demonstrate CPD and supervision in that time.
- It is therefore important that you complete a leave of absence form if you are taking time off, and notify subsequent return to work
- If BABCP is unaware of a leave of absence and you are selected for audit during this time, you will be given a new audit date once you have returned to work.
Documents for Submission: Practitioner Accreditation
Summary of Documents Required:
Guidance on Requirements for Practitioner Reaccreditation
Fully Accredited Practitioners called to audit will be expected to submit a current Clinical Supervisor’s Report and a Collaborative Supervision Summary.
The latter will show summary information of supervision for the previous 12 months. It is recommended that you record the supervision details contemporaneously on this form for each twelve month period, and if selected for audit, you update the full details of the form, including obtaining countersignatures from supervisors.
A form for CBT CPD Evidence for Audit will also be submitted and this will list 5 activities engaged in over previous 12 months – with a minimum 6 hours of skills development overall within them.
It is recommended that Reflective Statements are completed contemporaneously.
Evidence of inaccurate declarations or false statements will result in self-removal from the register and a recommendation to Board for removal from membership.
Guidance on Requirements : Supervisor and/or Trainer Reaccreditation
If you are selected for audit, you will be requested to provide information relating to all of your accreditations simultaneously. Details of the previous twelve months only are required.
If accredited as Supervisor and/or Trainer, supervision sessions should be entered in the Collaborative Supervision Summary which shows summary information of supervision for the previous 12 months. It is recommended that you record the supervision details contemporaneously on this form for each twelve month period, and if selected for audit, you update the full details of the form, including obtaining countersignatures from supervisors.
The CBT CPD Evidence for Audit form should also show at least one activity related to development of Supervisory Practice (if accredited as a Supervisor) and at least one activity related to the development as a Trainer (if accredited as a Trainer).
Evidence of engagement in these activities should also be submitted – with use of Reflective Statements highly recommended. It is recommended these are recorded contemporaneously.
In addition, if accredited as Supervisor, you will be requested to submit a Supervisory Reference and a Supervisee Feedback Form.
If accredited as Trainer you will be asked to submit a Training Reference and a Training Evaluation (from a trainee or from a provider).
Further guidance, including samples of these forms can be found at: