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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further guidance.
Re-accreditation by Annual Declaration
Accredited practitioners, as well as accredited supervisors and trainers maintain their accreditation through an annual process of re-accreditation. You commit to meeting the ongoing requirements for CBT, supervision and CPD through an online Declaration. We might ask for evidence that you have maintained this commitment at any time through the Re-accreditation Audit.
Please read the BABCP Re-accreditation Guidelines to help you make sure your REBT/CBT practice, clinical supervision and CPD will meet the standards for Reaccreditation.
- You must either be in current REBT/CBT practice when you make your Declaration, or returning to REBT/CBT practice within 12 months of your Declaration
- Your practice must be in the UK, its territories or the Republic of Ireland
- You must make the Declaration even if you have had time out of practice in the preceding year
- You must have paid your annual Re-accreditation fee. This is due on the same date each year. Please check our Accreditation Fees page.
- You must have adequate, current and ongoing professional indemnity insurance for your practice. Please see this link to the BABCP website for further details.
The Re-accreditation processes
The BABCP will send you an email when you are due to submit your online Reaccreditation Declaration unless you have told us you are not in practice. Please contact email@example.com if you have not received yours by your due date.
You will remain accredited if there is a delay with receiving this email.
If you don’t submit your Declaration, we will remind you one more time. If you don’t reply within 28 days, your accreditation may lapse.
We will confirm your Re-accreditation by email within 28 days – or contact you if there are any problems. Please get in touch if you don’t hear from us in this time.
We don’t issue Reaccreditation Certificates – your accredited status will be confirmed on the CBT Register.
The AREBT will send you an email and follow the same process above. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received yours by the due date.
Re-accreditation is a process by which fully accredited practitioners, supervisors and trainers listed on CBT Register UK can take personal responsibility for up-keeping standards for ongoing supervision and continuing professional development (CPD).
As a practising therapist, you must be covered by adequate insurance when you are providing services directly or indirectly to the public. This is to ensure that you and your clients have appropriate protection. As part of your annual re-accreditation declaration, you must declare that you have adequate, current and ongoing professional indemnity insurance for your practice. You must make sure that your cover meets your needs.
Joint Accredited Members
Joint Fully Accredited members (with both BABCP and AREBT) in current practice will demonstrate this commitment by making annual online declarations. This is currently by email. Information on the declaration can be found at:
You will be invited by email to make your electronic declaration a few weeks prior it being due. The due date will generally be on the anniversary of the award of your last accreditation or re-accreditation.
Should no declaration be made, the invitation email will be followed up with a further reminder from accreditation admin – and if there is no response to this further prompt within a calendar month, this will result in self-removal from the Register. In this case, it will be possible to go through the process of re-instatement. Please contact BABCP as soon as possible if you believe you will not be able to meet the reaccreditation requirements in time:
Sole Accredited Members
Sole Fully Accredited Members (with AREBT) will follow the same process, but will make their annual declaration by downloading the declaration form on the AREBT website and submitting this directly to the AREBT Accreditation Director.
Verification of Accreditation
After receiving each online declaration, the admin team will send a confirmation of re-accreditation within 28 days. Kindly be patient and only chase this is more than 28 days has elapsed since you sent the declaration.
Certificates are no longer issued at re-accreditation, so whether you have recently re-accredited or whether you have stayed accredited whilst waiting for the process to launch and will re-accredit in future months, your ongoing accreditation status can be verified on the CBT Register UK.
Documents for Recording and Audit
There will be an ongoing audit of a percentage of fully accredited members who have made declarations each year. It is statistically likely that you will be audited every five years, however the selection will be made randomly so it is not possible to know when or how often you will be audited.
We recommend that you use the forms required for audit to also contemporaneously record your supervision and CPD for twelve-month periods.
If you are selected for audit, you will only need to show the previous twelve months’ details on these documents. Any periods of leave of absence should be noted on the forms – you will not be expected to demonstrate CPD or supervision in this time, however you must be in practice to complete the audit.
For more information/guidance, please reference the BABCP website: