Trainer Accreditation

If you are an experienced CBT practitioner and trainer, you can have this recognised through Trainer Accreditation.


To apply you must

  • be fully accredited with us for a minimum of three years
  • have provided regular specialist CBT Training for at least 40 hours over the past two years
  • have treated a significant number of clients from a spectrum of complexity and a variety of problem areas using CBT, under regular CBT Supervision.
  • be receiving regular Training supervision and support
  • have done one piece of Trainer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for each of the past two years
  • pay the correct fee within one month of submitting your application. Please check our Accreditation Fees page

Trainer Accreditation Application Form and Guidelines

Please follow the Guidelines and submit your application by email to

Supervisors and other contributors can email their reports and references with or without electronic signatures to

Please click "enable editing" on top of the form to view the form correctly.


Some of the documents you will submit with your application require signatures from 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

Trainer Reference

This must be completed by your Training supervisor.

Trainer CPD and Reflective Statements

You must complete one piece of trainer-related CPD for each of the past two years. You also need to provide Reflective Statements and evidence for the activities. 

These activities don't have to be CBT specific but Accreditors would expect you to demonstrate their relevance to CBT Training Practice.

Acceptable activities include -

  • attendance at workshops or courses relating to Training Practice and skills
  • attendance at conferences and seminars relating to Training Practice, for example learning to use presentation skills, presentation aids such as PowerPoint or interactive whiteboards 
  • involvement in relevant research
  • relevant publications by you 
  • reading relevant books and journals etc.
  • involvement with Training SIGs
  • relevant media involvement.

The hours spent developing or CBT Training or "Train the Trainer" programmes may count only once each. 

Providing CBT Training, and undertaking Training Supervision do not count as relevant CPD activity as they are considered as part of your usual job.


CPD Reflective Statements are best completed soon after you have completed the activity.

Trainer Reflective Statement Form [Word]

Training Evaluation Survey Form

You can use your own form or this one -

Training Evaluation Survey Form [Word]

Trainer Reaccreditation

You will be invited to make your Reaccreditation Declaration for all your accreditations at the same time - Practitioner, Trainer and Supervisor if you have it.

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