Are you a member yet? Membership is open to all and is the first step towards accreditation.
Graduates of BABCP Accredited Level 2 Courses - there is no limit for applying for accreditation after graduation. However, if you graduated more than five years ago from a Level 2 course and have never been accredited with us, you must provide a completed Return to Practice Supplement and a Professional Reference with your application. This applies even if you have been in CBT practice in this time.
You can find full details in our Return to Practice Policy and on the Practitioner Accreditation page.
Graduates of other post-graduate CBT Training Courses – there is no time limit for applying for accreditation after you have finished you CBT training, although you must demonstrate 12 months CBT practice in the last 3 years.
Graduates of BPS Accredited Clinical Psychology Doctorates – if your course was not accredited with BABCP, please use the guidance below together with further information here
The guidance on this page is intended to help you if you completed a non-Level 2 CBT training course.
If you completed your training a long time ago, it may be more difficult for you to provide evidence of meeting the Minimum Training Standards (such as course timetables, handbooks, CVs - or CBT credentials - of trainers.)
If your CBT training was from other postgraduate courses, please create a timeline of your training and experience, providing evidence of this where you can, and where you can’t, a counter-signatory or a number of counter-signatories can be used to attest to your claims. For example, signed statements from Course Directors or peers you trained with confirming course curricula, or signed statements from others who can attest to your qualifications, the content of your training, your experience, etc.
Within this timeline, you will need to show how your training maps against the main headings of the Core Curriculum. This provides a guide to the expected content of core training in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.
Accreditors assessing these applications will take into account long-term commitment to CBT CPD and practice, however you should still do all you can to provide evidence that you have met the Minimum Training Standards.
For information on the cases you can use, please see the final section of CBT Practice for Practitioner Accreditation.
Four CBT case studies must have been assessed and passed. You can provide evidence of these in one or more of the following ways -
Three Closely Supervised Cases - You must provide evidence of these. If you cannot get a signature from your supervisor during the course, you can provide other evidence such as signed supervision logs, or you can ask your current supervisor to sign to provide evidence of close supervision of four recent cases. Please refer to the guidelines below
Close Supervision Guidelines