Full Accreditation

Full Accreditation 

Full Accreditation is the second stage of accreditation and you should apply for it 12 months after receiving your Provisional Accreditation. 

If you don't submit your Full Accreditation application on time, or request an extension for appropriate reasons, your Provisional Accreditation may lapse. 

All accredited therapists appear on the CBT Register - we don’t differentiate between Provisionally and Fully accredited therapists in terms of their suitability to practice. 


To apply for Full Accreditation, you must:

  • have been awarded Provisional Accreditation
  • be in current CBT practice in the UK, its territories or Ireland 
  • If you take time off or out of the country in your provisional year, we will extend your Full Accreditation due date by up to two years so that you can meet the criteria.  You must let us know about this by submitting a Leave of Absence form and evidence.
  • show 12 months of supervised CBT practice since being awarded Provisional Accreditation, as described in CBT Practice Guidance
  • provide evidence of and Reflective Statements on five pieces of CBT Continuing Professional Development including at least six hours of CBT skills workshops, as described in CPD Guidance. You can count CPD completed between applying for and receiving your Provisional award. Include a note with the application explaining this.
  • be receiving be receiving adequate CBT supervision, including at least two episodes of live supervision. You can find more details in Supervision Guidance
  • be supervised by an appropriate supervisor - please see Supervisor's Credentials
  • provide a Supervisor's Report from your current supervisor
  • pay the correct fee within one month of submitting your application. Please check our Accreditation Fees page.

Full Accreditation Application Form

Full Accreditation Application Form [Word]

You must complete all relevant sections of the form and ensure it's up to date when you submit it.

Full Accreditation Guidelines

Please consult this document throughout your application.

Full Accreditation Criteria and Guidelines [PDF]


Some of the documents you will submit with your application require signatures from you or other people. We are in the process of updating our documents to incorporate electronic signatures.  In the meantime, here is some guidance on how to validate a document or provide proof of identity if signatures aren't possible.

Signature Guidance

Supervisor's Report

This must be completed by your current CBT clinical supervisor. This document should be completed and signed within one month prior to your application submission. If you have been supervised by your current supervisor for less than six months, your previous supervisor should also provide a report.

Supervisor's Report [Word]

CPD and Reflective Statements

You are expected to give evidence of five CBT CPD activities drawn from across the range of learning and development activities. These will have been completed in the twelve months since you were awarded Provisional Accreditation. One of these may be a non-CBT specific activity provided that you can justify on your Reflective Statement how it is appropriate to your practice.

Within this, you are required to include at least six hours of CBT skills workshop(s) per year and complete a Reflective Statement for each of these. This can be one workshop or a number of shorter ones.

Acceptable CPD activities and evidence

Reflective Statements are best completed soon after completing each activity.

Reflective Statement Form [Word]

Clinical Supervision Log Book

You must provide your log book for the 12 months since you were awarded Provisional Accreditation.

If you have had a break in practice for more than six weeks during your Provisional Accreditation period, you should submit a Leave of Absence form and show the supervised practice either side of your time off.

Log Book: CBT Clinical Supervision [Word]

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