Evidence Based Parent Training

Accreditation for Evidence Based Parent Training (EBPT) Practitioners

EBPT practitioners have core clinical skills and theoretical knowledge with a specialism in parenting training interventions for behavioural difficulties including conduct disorder for three to ten year olds. They work with both children and their parents using NICE recommended evidence based individual and group approaches.

Evidence based parent training interventions are based on cognitive social learning theory and also draw on attachment theory, the parent-child relationship and parenting styles. Training in assessing and understanding behavioural difficulties in children, involving parents/carers in interventions, evidence-based parent group techniques and evidence-based individual parent training methods is supported by the CYP IAPT (Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapy) programme. 

Stages of EBPT Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that we have now launched our accreditation for EBPT practitioners. 

To be eligible for accreditation, you must have completed a BABCP accredited CYP IAPT Parent Training For Conduct Disorder course. This means you will have met all the EBPT Minimum Training Standards required for Accreditation with BABCP. 

Provisional EBPT Accreditation - This is the first Stage. Provisional accreditation lasts for 12-24 months.  

Full EBPT Accreditation - Is the second stage. You should apply 12-24 months after receiving your Provisional award.

EBPT Reaccreditation - One year after receiving your Full EBPT Accreditation, you will need to submit a Declaration of Reaccreditation. You will be asked to make this declaration each year on the anniversary of your Full EBPT award. This is supported with an audit.

BABCP Accredited EBPT Courses




Criteria for Provisional EBPT Accreditation

You must: 

  • have met the EBPT Minimum Training Standards through completion of a Level 2 BABCP accredited EBPT course.
  • be a BABCP member
  • provide evidence of your core profession or demonstrate you have completed a EBPT KSA Portfolio (Provide your KSA mark sheet).
  • have been accountable to a senior member of a mental health profession for a period of 12 months after completion of your core professional training (or for KSA 12 months after all criteria for KSA were met and signed off).
  • pay the correct fee within one month of submitting your application. Details are on our Accreditation Fees page. 
  • If it is more than five years since you completed your BABCP Accredited EBPT training course, and you are applying for Accreditation for the first time, please refer to our Return to Practice policy before completing and returning the five years plus supplement alongside your application for EBPT Accreditation 

If you are a supervisor or tutor on one of the BABCP Accredited EBPT Courses and wish to apply for Accreditation via the ‘Grandparenting Route’ please contact evidencebasedparenting@babcp.com and we will support you with this application.

Application Forms and Guidelines

Consult our Guidelines document throughout your application.

EBPT Provisional Accredited Course Application Form (Word) 

EBPT Provisional Accredited Course Guidelines (PDF)

Please email your completed application and attached documents to: accreditation.admin@babcp.com

Please enter in the subject line of the email – EBPT Accredited Course Provisional Application, your name and BABCP membership number.

You must complete all sections of the form and ensure all information is correct at the time you submit the application.

Criteria for Full EBPT Accreditation

You must submit your full accreditation between 12-24 months after receiving your Provisional Accreditation. If you do not make your application in this time, or contact us to discuss any delay, then your Provisional Accreditation may be lapsed.

To apply you must:
  • have been awarded Provisional Accreditation 
  • be practising and accountable as an Evidence Based Parent Training Practitioner
  • demonstrate ongoing Continuing Professional Development
  • have ongoing EBPT Clinical Supervision
  • have completed an additional two groups and four individual cases (two cases from a group and two not from a group)
  • pay the correct fee. Please check our Accreditation Fees Page

EBPT Full Accreditation Application form and Guidelines

Please consult our Guidelines documents throughout your application to ensure you complete your application correctly.

EBPT Full Accreditation Application Form (Word)

EBPT Full Accreditation Guidelines (PDF)


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

Supervisor's Report

This must be completed by your current EBPT clinical supervisor. This document should be completed and signed within one month prior to your application submission. If you have been supervised by your current supervisor for less than six months, your previous supervisor should also provide a report.

CPD and Reflective Statements

You are expected to give evidence of five EBPT CPD activities per year, drawn from across the range of learning and development activities. These will have been completed in the 12-24 months since you were awarded Provisional Accreditation. One of these may be a non-EBPT specific activity provided that you can justify on your Reflective Statement how it is appropriate to your practice.

Within these five activities, you are required to include at least six hours of EBPT skills workshop(s) per year and complete a Reflective Statement for each of these. This can be one workshop of six hours, or a number of shorter ones that total six hours, e.g. 2 x three hour workshops. Please consult the guidance of suitable CPD Activities below.

Reflective Statements are best completed soon after undertaking each activity. You need to complete a minimum of five a year, so if you apply for Full EBPT Accreditation 24 months after you were awarded Provisional, you will need to submit 10 reflective statements. Please consult the guidance and use the form below.

Clinical Supervision Log Book

You must provide your supervision log book for the 12-24 months since you were awarded Provisional Accreditation. Please follow carefully the guidance on how to complete your log book below. 

Log Book: CBT Clinical Supervision (Word)

Time off

EBPT Accredited Practitioners are expected to submit their Full Accreditation Application 12-24 months after their Provisional EBPT Accreditation award. You should show 12-24 months of supervised practice – these don’t have to be consecutive months if you have had a break in practice.

  • You can submit up to four weeks after your Full Accreditation date without an extension.
  • If there is a three month or less delay in you being able to submit, you can email us at accreditation@babcp.com to request an extension, explaining the reason and how long you think you will need. You do not need to complete the extension request form. You can only request one extension by email
  • If you have a break in practice of more than three months or you are not able to meet our Accreditation Standards, the extension request must be accompanied by a completed extension request form. Please briefly explain the reason and how long you think you will need.

EBPT Return to Practice

If you have previously held EBPT Accreditation with BABCP and you wish to return to the CBT Register UK and Ireland as an Accredited EBPT Practitioner please follow the guidance for Return to Practice for CBT Practitioners and email evidencebasedparenting@babcp.com for support with your application.


If you do not agree with our decision, you may appeal within 28 days of the date we sent you the outcome of the application. If you wish to appeal, please email accreditation@babcp.com. In the first instance, the decision will be reviewed by the Chief Accreditation Officer who is the Registrar, and may be referred to the Practitioner Accreditation Committee.

Our Standards of Conduct

All members agree to abide by our Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics. Complaints about members who may have breached these can be made using the complaints and disciplinary process.

Contact us

You can email us with queries about this at evidencebasedparenting@babcp.com

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