Level 2 Practitioner Accreditation Application Form

Practitioner Accreditation - application form for graduates of BABCP Level 2 Accredited Training Courses

Practitioner 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 courseyou will have met all of our MTS. There is no time limit for applying after you graduate, however, if you applying more than five years after graduation you will need to submit further information. Please see our Return to Practice page.

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 Ireland as an accredited CBT Practitioner

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 coursesto ensure that your course cohort was accredited when you graduated.

Practitioner 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.


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

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.

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. 

What if I graduated more than five years ago?

You must submit a completed Return to Practice Supplement with your Level 2 application. The Return to Practice Policy includes examples and guidance for completion.

You must also arrange for a Return to Practice Professional Reference to be emailed to accreditation.reports@babcp.com. The subject line should include “[Your name] L2 Professional Reference”. We must receive this within one month of your application submission.  

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 CBT Practitioner Accreditation.

What happens after being awarded Practitioner Accreditation?

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

Practitioner 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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