Are you a member yet? Membership is open to all and is the first step towards accreditation.
To apply for accreditation, you first need to have one of our recognised professional backgrounds in mental health. We call this Core Profession. If your prior mental health profession is not listed here or you do not fully meet the criteria, we also recognise equivalent training and experience in mental health through the KSA Route to Accreditation.
What if I trained abroad? This section of our Getting Accredited FAQs will help you work out which route to take if your core professional training was overseas.
What if I lapse my Core Professional Registration or Accreditation? We advise you to maintain your registration or accreditation with your core professional body. This is because CBT is not a state registered profession and you may prefer to stay under a statutory body, or you might need it for future job roles. However you can still apply for Accreditation with us as long as you have evidence of having held that registration if it has lapsed. Giving up your core professional registration later will not affect any accredited status with us and you can continue to apply for Full Accreditation and annual Reaccreditation. The only exception to this would be if the lapse is due to disciplinary reasons, in which case you should let us know.
In 2019 our Practitioner and Accreditation Committee commissioned a thorough review of the Core Profession criteria to ensure that they all meet the equivalent standards. Following this, they decided on the changes below.
You can still apply for accreditation before 1st October 2020 using the old criteria if you have already completed your CBT training. If you were accepted on to a Level 2 accredited course before 1st October 2020 with one of the old criteria for your Core Profession you can still apply without completing a KSA.
If you were already accredited or have an application in process before this date, you will not be affected by this change.
Valid until 1st October 2020 and for students who were admitted on to Level 2 accredited courses before 1st October 2020.
If this applies to you and you were offered a place in 2020, please keep evidence of the date you were offered a place on the course. You will need to submit it with your Level 2 Provisional Accreditation. Students admitted to any other courses after this time should use the new list.
The following are the new criteria for Psychology Core Professions
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