Minimum Training Standards (MTS)

The BABCP Minimum Training Standards (MTS) detail the minimum level of training, experience and practice that therapists are required to achieve in order to become accredited. These standards are used to assess applications for Practitioner and for the Accreditation of Courses by BABCP and for inclusion on the CBT Register UK.

In order to assess your eligibility for Provisional Accreditation, it is advisable to compare your training with all the documents below.

Graduates from Level 2 BABCP Accredited Courses will have automatically met these criteria.

Minimum Training Standards

Minimum Training Standards
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Minimum Standards Guidance

MTS at a Glance
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Core Curriculum Reference Document

The main purpose of the Core Curriculum is to provide a guide to the expected content of core training in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.

Therefore while, for non-level 2 Accreditation applications, the MTS are used by BABCP accreditors to assess if the required quantity of CBT training has been undertaken, the Core Curriculum may be used as a tool to assist in assessing the content CBT of training.

Applicants who completed non-accredited trainings, particularly if they were a long time ago, cumulative or overseas, are advised to compare the content of their training with the Core Curriculum in order to ascertain if they would meet the criteria.

Core Curriculum Reference Document