Level 2 Accreditation Application Form

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Accreditation - application form for graduates of BABCP Level 2 Accredited Training Courses

Accreditation as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with BABCP means that you have met our Minimum Training Standards (MTS) and criteria for Accreditation.

If you are a graduate of a BABCP Level 2 accredited training course, you will have met all of our MTS. There is no time limit for applying after you graduate.

If you applying more than five years after graduation you will need to submit further information with your application. Please click here for details.

To apply for accreditation you must complete and pay for your application to be processed using the form below. If your submission is successful, you will be added to the CBT Register UK and Irelandas an accredited CBT therapist.

Application Form and Guidelines

Complete this application form if you graduated from one of our Level 2 accredited courses. Please check the list of Level 2 courses to ensure that your course cohort was accredited when you graduated.

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Accreditation - Level 2 Application Form and Guidelines [Word] 

If you did not complete a Level 2 accredited CBT programme, you can find the right application form here. We will let you know if you have completed the wrong form, and you will need to re-submit your application. There may be an administration fee.

If you have previously been accredited with us, you will need to apply via the Return to Practice route.

When can I apply? 

As soon as you can provide evidence that you have successfully completed your BABCP Level 2 Accredited course (see below), you can apply. You don't have to be in current CBT Practice.

If you graduated more than five years ago and have never been accredited, you must provide a Return to Practice Supplement and Reference. You can apply at any time after graduating. 


You must -

  • be a BABCP member
  • be a resident of the UK, its territories or Ireland 
  • have a relevant core professional training or KSA equivalent
  • have been accountable for your own professional practice to a senior member of your own, or another of the relevant core professions for at least one year since receiving your professional qualification or KSA equivalent.
  • have successfully completed a BABCP Level 2 Accredited Post-Graduate CBT programme
  • have ongoing CBT Clinical Supervision, including regular live assessment of practice
  • sign all the Declarations
  • adhere to our Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics

Evidence of graduation from a Level 2 Course

If you graduated after 2017

  • The course provides us with a list of successful graduates following each Board of Examiners’ meeting. We are only able to accept applications from graduates who have been informed by the programme team that they are included on a ‘pass list’ which has been submitted to us. The ‘pass list’ also confirms successful completion of the portfolio for KSA route graduates
  • If you aren't on the pass list and think you should be, please contact your university

If you graduated before 2017

  • Provide a scanned copy of your certificate. If you are a KSA-route applicant, you must also submit evidence that your portfolio was marked as a ‘pass’
  • Please note that we are unable to accept transcripts of completed modules or letters from Course Directors as evidence of successful graduation 

Submitting your application

These instructions will tell you how to submit your application and supporting documents - Submitting your application for Level 2 Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Accreditation.

What happens after being awarded Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Accreditation?

Once you have Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Accreditation, you are accredited and you will appear on the CBT Register UK and Ireland.

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist  Accreditation is awarded for a period of 12 months. You must then complete a First Accreditation Audit submission. Your accreditation award confirmation email includes the date you must apply.

The audit requires you to provide evidence that you have continued to meet accreditation requirements. Details can be found here.

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