Are you a member yet? Membership is open to all and is the first step towards accreditation.
These instructions explain how to securely upload your accreditation application and evidence using SharePoint. These supersede the submission instructions on the Provisional and KSA application guidelines documents.
If you have completed a Level 2 Provisional Application, please send it to us following the instructions on the application form – you don’t need to use the SharePoint process as described here.
Step 1: Request a link
If your KSA has been assessed on a BABCP accredited course, just make a Provisional Application. If you are submitting your KSA with your application, both must be uploaded at the same time.
Step 2: Receive the link
The accreditation team create a SharePoint account for you and email you the link. This will usually happen within seven days. You must submit your application within seven days of receiving the link.
Step 3: Work out how to validate the identity of third parties
The existing guidelines for both the Provisional Accreditation application and KSA state that all references, reports and countersignatures provided by third parties should be signed by them. This provides validation of their identity, and the truth of the document. We understand this may not be possible at the moment, so here are some options for how these contributors can provide this validation in the current circumstances.
Eg 1. Subject: Supervisor report for [your name]
Email body: Please find attached my supervisor’s report
Eg 2. Subject: Supervisor Report and Criterion 10
Email body: Please find attached my supervisor’s report and my reference for Criterion 10 of your KSA.
You can then drag and drop the email as well as the relevant document into the SharePoint folders – as described below.
Step 4: Organise your Documents ready for upload Provisional Accreditation application:
Your documents must be clearly named so that the accreditation team can process the application. Here are some examples of how to name your files:
If you have a Core Profession, please skip to Step 5.
If you had your KSA portfolio signed off on a BABCP Level 1 Accredited course, please submit a copy of your KSA marksheet within the Provisional Application Folder B (see below). You will not need to submit anything in the KSA folders – please skip to Step 3.
All KSA evidence must be labelled and cross-referenced within the KSA Portfolio pages. Often, one piece of evidence is used to meet several criteria. The name of the document should reflect this if possible. Within the document itself, label the top right corner with the criteria it supports.
There is further guidance on labelling your portfolio in the KSA Guidelines. Any additional information which you think it will be helpful for the Accreditors to know can be included in Folder G – “Other information…”. The accreditation team won’t be able to process Portfolios which are not clearly labelled and cross-referenced. We will get in touch if you need to update your submission.
Step 5: Upload your application and supporting documents
When you click on the link to your SharePoint account, you will see a page with a list of the folders which are ready for you to upload your documents and evidence. It looks like this:
Click on a folder to open it and drag and drop the relevant documents into it. If you accidentally put a document into the wrong folder, it is easy to delete and add again, you can also rename files if required. The destination folders for your documents are described below. Some folders have subfolders within them – access these by clicking on the folder. You may be asked to resubmit if your files are not located in the correct folders.
These are the names of the folders which will be sent to you when you receive your Sharepoint link.
If you are submitting a Condensed KSA, only include the required Criteria in KSA Folder 2. Please mark N/A next to those not needed in your KSA Checklist in KSA Folder 1.
*indicates sections which may not apply to all applicants
Folder A. Application Form
Folder B. Evidence - Criterion 1 - Core Professional Training Certificate/s evidence or KSA marksheet
Labels - 1A,1B,1C etc
Folder C. Evidence - Criterion 3
C I - Main CBT course Training Certificate
C ii Criterion 3A - Evidence of Theory/Skills from Core Profession
Labels - 3A1, 3A2, 3A3 etc
C iii Criterion 3B – Evidence of CBT Placements *
Labels - 3B1, 3B2, 3B3 etc
C iv Criterion 3C – Evidence of Taught CBT Recognised Specialist Training
Labels - 3C1, 3C2, 3C3 etc
C v Criterion 3D – Evidence of Self Directed Study Prescribed - CBT Components Core Training &C BT specialist Training
Labels - 3D1, 3D2, 3D3 etc
C vi Criterion 3E – Evidence of other CBT CPD Training *
Labels - 3E1, 3E2, 3E3 etc
C vii Criterion 3F – Evidence of Supervised Clinical Practice in CBT Training
Labels - 3F1, 3F2, 3F3 etc
Folder D. Supervisors Report(s)
If your supervisor is emailing their report directly to email@example.com, please include a note as a Word document confirming this here.
Folder E. Professional Reference
If your referee is emailing their report directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, please include a note as a Word document confirming this here.
Folder F. CCID Statements *
Folder G. Other information/evidence/additional sheets *
KSA Portfolios including Evidence*
Folder 1 – KSA Checklist
Folder 2 - Criteria 1-14 – statements and references
Folder 3 - Evidence for all Criteria
3 i Training Course Certificate/s
3 ii References (Criterion 11-13 mandatory)
3 iii Self Directed Study Record/s
3 iv Course/Job admission criteria
Folder 4 - Biography
Folder 5 - Additional Information *
Step 6. Submit
Once you have dragged and dropped all the files into the folders, please email the accreditation team to let them know you have completed your submission. Accreditation Admin will acknowledge the receipt of your application usually within seven days. They will also give you instructions for how to pay your application fee.
Step 7. Your application is processed
The accreditation process takes an average of 18 weeks. Applications with KSAs can take up to 22 weeks, particularly at busy times. We will let you know the outcome by email. If you have waited longer than 18 weeks since your submission, you can contact email@example.com for an update on your application.