Knowledge, Skills & Attitudes (KSA)

NB: Our Accreditation pages (including forms and guidance) are currently in the process of being updated.  If you wish to apply for accreditation in the near future, please contact us on for further guidance.

The Equivalent to Core Profession

We welcome people from many backgrounds and different experiences to apply for dual AREBT and BABCP Accreditation.

To apply, you must meet our criteria for REBT/CBT training and also have a AREBT/BABCP-recognised professional background in mental health or related areas. This means having a Core Profession or equivalent that the AREBT and BABCP recognise.

If you don’t have a Core Profession, you must complete a portfolio of evidence to show that you have equivalent training and experience in these fields. This is known as the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA) route.

Every KSA and Core Professional applicant must also apply for Practitioner Accreditation to become accredited as a REBT/CBT practitioner.


Full and Condensed KSA Portfolios

A KSA portfolio has a number of criteria which demonstrate training and experience in a mental health or related background. These criteria must all be met by every applicantPlease see the following links to information on the BABCP website regarding the KSA portfolio:

Professions eligible for a Condensed Portfolio

Professions requiring a full KSA portfolio


KSA Guidelines

Please follow this link to BABCP guidance on how to assemble and submit your Portfolio. KSA Guidelines 


Assessment and Fees for KSA Portfolios

  • Your KSA portfolio will be assessed alongside your accreditation application
  • If your KSA portfolio has already been assessed and marked during one of the BABCP’s accredited CBT programmes, you will not need to submit your portfolio to them.
  • Please check our accreditation fees page. Every applicant for accreditation has to pay the Practitioner Accreditation fee. If we are assessing your KSA portfolio, the fee for this must also be paid.