Provisional Accreditation

Provisional Accreditation is the first stage of accreditation. As long as you meet the criteria, you can apply at any time once you have evidence of graduation from your CBT training - there is no time limit - but you must be in CBT practice.

You will appear as accredited on the CBT Register once you have your Provisional Accreditation - we don't differentiate between provisionally and fully accredited therapists in terms of their suitability to practice.

If you have completed a Level 2 BABCP Accredited course you should complete a Level 2 Provisional Application.

The second stage is to apply for Full Accreditation 12 months after the award of Provisional Accreditation. 


  • You must be a BABCP member
  • You must first have a mental health Core Profession or demonstrate the equivalent through completing a KSA portfolio
  • You must be in current CBT practice when you apply
  • You will need to provide evidence that you meet the Minimum Training Standards (MTS)
  • You must supply a Supervisor's Report and a Professional Reference. These must be from different people, and at least one of these must be provided by a BABCP member. You can find details of appropriate supervisors at Supervisors’ Credentials.
  • You must be able to show regular supervision for the past twelve months of your practice
  • You must have had appropriate amounts of live supervision both during training and subsequent practice.  More details of required amounts of supervision Supervision Guidance.
  • You must supply a Supervisor's Report and a Professional Reference. At least one of these must be provided by a BABCP member. You can find details of appropriate supervisors and supervision at Supervision Guidance
  • You must pay the correct fee within one month of submitting your application. Details are on our Accreditation Fees page
  • Our COVID-19 Guidance will help with any questions in relation to your application, practice, supervision and CPD during the pandemic 

Instructions for submission and payment

Please don't send anything to us by post.  These instructions will tell you how to submit your application and supporting documents online.

Provisional Accreditation - Online Document Submission Instructions


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

Provisional Accreditation Application Form

Graduates of BABCP Level 2 accredited courses should use the Level 2 Provisional Application form which is submitted by email.

All other applicants should use the following form. Please disregard instructions to post the form - you must use the electronic applications process in the instructions above. 

Provisional Accreditation Application Guidelines

Consult these guidelines to help with completing your application

Supervisor's Report  

This should be completed by your current supervisor. If you have been seeing this supervisor for less than six months, please also provide a report from your previous supervisor.

Professional Reference

This should be completed by a CBT practitioner who knows your current practice.

Professional Reference [Word]

Case Study and Close Supervision Guidance

Please refer to these documents if you need to complete additional case studies or have cases closely supervised after your training.

Case Study Marking Criteria 

Close Supervision Guidelines 

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