Return to Practice for Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists

Return to Practice for Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists 

Our Return to Practice policy applies in two instances –

  • If you have previously held any Cognitive Psychotherapy Accreditation with us and you want to reinstate your accreditation
  • If you graduated from a Level 2 BABCP Accredited CBT training course or BABCP Accredited EBPT training programme over five years ago and you are applying for accreditation for the first time. Please click here for details.

Reinstating your accreditation

If your BABCP accreditation has lapsed and you want to return to the CBT Register, you must complete a Return to Practice Application form, even if you have still been practising. If you have been out of CBT practice or your accreditation has been lapsed for over two years, you must submit additional documents.

It is essential you read the Return to Practice Policy for CBT Accreditation for full guidance and requirements. Here is a summary - 

0-2 years since your Accreditation lapsed or since you were in CBT clinical practice

  • Apply for Return to Practice by completing the application form. No further evidence or documents are required 

More than 2 years since your Accreditation lapsed or since you were out of CBT clinical practice

  • Apply for Return to Practice by completing the application form below  
  • Complete the Return to Practice Supplement below
  • Submit these two documents by 
  • A Return to Practice Reference must be submitted by your referee directly to

If your Accreditation lapsed due to a complaint being upheld against you, this policy does not apply. In this circumstance, please contact us at

Return to Practice Documents

It is essential that you read the full Return to Practice Policy for CBT Accreditation before completing these documents. 

Return to Practice Application Form [Word]

Return to Practice Supplement [Word]

Return to Practice Reference [Word]

Return to Practice - Record of CBT Activity [Word]

Submitting your Return to Practice application for Reinstatement

Please submit your application - along with your supplement if required -, ensuring the subject line contains “Return to practice”. 

After receiving your submission, we will issue your invoice and notify you of this. If we do not receive payment within 30 days of this notification, your application will be deleted, and you will need to reapply.

Once we have received your payment, we will process your application. Click here for fee details.

You will be awarded Accreditation status once we have assessed that you meet the Return to Practice standards.

First Accreditation Audit

12 months after joining or re-joining the CBT Register, all accredited members must complete a First Accreditation Audit.

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