Return to Practice

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.

About the Policy

Prior to 31st March 2023 AREBT and BABCP had a joint Reinstatement Process.   From 1st April 2023, this Return to Practice Policy will be used.

This policy applies if you have not been in clinical practice for any period of time and you intend to apply for Dual AREBT and BABCP Accreditation.

It also applies if you were previously provisionally or fully accredited.  (If you previously completed a Level 2 course (BABCP) then please refer to the BABCP Level 2 Practitioner Accreditation page on their website.)

If your AREBT Accreditation has lapsed, you must complete a Return to Practice for CBT Practitioners Application Form to return to the CBT Register UK and Ireland.

When returning to the Register you must –

  • Have previously been accredited with us – either provisionally or fully
  • Commit to maintaining your CPD and Supervision requirements
  • Pay the correct fee. Please check our Accreditation Fees page

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

Return to Practice Guidelines

Please read the Return to Practice Policy for CBT Accreditation on the BABCP website for full guidance and requirements:

Return to Practice Policy for CBT Accreditation.pdf (

At a glance:

0-2 years since Accreditation has lapsed or you have not been in REBT/CBT clinical practice

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

More than 2 years since your Accreditation lapsed or you have not been in REBT/ CBT clinical practice:

  • Apply for Return to Practice by completing the application form
  • Complete a Return to Practice for CBT Practitioners Supplement
  • Provide a Return to practice for CBT Practitioners Reference. Please note that this professional reference must be submitted directly from your professional referee to the BABCP at

If your Accreditation lapsed due to a complaint being upheld against you, this policy does not apply in this circumstance, please contact the BABCP at ensuring the subject line contains “Return to Practice”.

Please follow this link to the Return to Practice Documents on the BABCP website:

Return to Practice for CBT Practitioners (

How to submit your application

Dual accredited Members

Please submit your Return to Practice application – along with your supplement if required – to, ensuring the subject line contains ‘return to practice’.  After receiving your submission, the BABCP will issue your return to practice invoice and notify you of this.  If they do not receive payment within 30 days of this notification your application will be deleted and you will need to reapply.  Once they have received your payment, they will process your application.

Sole accredited Members

If you are sole accredited with the AREBT, the same process applies and you may use the forms provided on the BABCP website, but please contact us at accreditation for further details of how to submit.


Accredited practitioners must maintain Accreditation standards, including supervision and REBT CBT CPD.    After being placed on the CBT Register UK and Ireland, all practitioners joining the CBT Register via the Return to Practice route will be audited in 12 months

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