Provisional Accreditation

We are now accepting Provisional Applications (and KSA portfolios) through an online applications process.

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. At least one of these must be provided by a BABCP member
  • You must pay the correct fee - details are on our Accreditation Fees page

Accreditation applications and payments during COVID-19

  • Please do not send anything to us by post
  • We are taking phone payments by card on 0330 320 0851 - option 1 (Accreditation Team) then select option 2 (Administration).
  • Your application will still be accepted if it has gone out of date whilst waiting for the online submission process
  • Further details on your clinical practice and supervision can be found at Covid Guidance

Instructions for online submission for Provisional Accreditation

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 you previous supervisor.

Professional Reference

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

Professional Reference [Word]

Professional Reference Sample [PDF]

Additional pages 

Use these if you run out of space on the Application Form

Additional Page for Criterion 3: CBT Training [Word]

Additional Page for Criterion 4: Supervision [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 [PDF]

Close Supervision Guidelines [PDF]

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