What if I need to top up my training to meet the requirements?

For Provisional Accreditation, you must have met the majority of the Minimum Training Standards (MTS) in a single, post-graduate CBT course.

You can then “top up” some training hours, case studies and supervised practice after your training to meet the MTS - 

Training hours

You must be able to provide evidence that you completed 200 hours of face to face training on CBT skills and theory during your training.

At least 100 of these must have been provided by appropriately trained and qualified CBT trainers within your post-graduate training course.

If you fall short of these hours, the accreditors will accept up to 100 additional training hours from other courses and substantial CPD events provided that -

  • They are CBT specific
  • They are at post-graduate level
  • They represent a progression of your learning (i.e. not repeating what you learnt in your initial CBT training)
  • They are delivered face-to-face or by live-streaming or webinar by appropriately trained and qualified CBT trainers
  • They are a minimum of a day’s training
  • You can provide evidence of all of the above.
  • The content of your overall training will map against the Core Curriculum (below)

Core Curriculum Reference Document

We use the Core Curriculum [PDF] to assess the content of CBT trainings. Please put together a document which maps your training against the Core Curriculum - you must be able to show that you have had training in all of the main areas. This should be submitted with your application.

Case Studies

If you don't have evidence of having completed four case studies which were assessed during training, you will need to complete additional case studies before you apply for accreditation and provide evidence of their assessment. 

The case study marking criteria gives guidance on this and who is a suitable assessor.

Closely Supervised Cases

If you don't have evidence of having completed at least three closely supervised cases during training - including live supervision, please provide evidence of this from your current practice.

Close Supervision Guidelines 

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