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IACP - BACP recognition of accreditation scheme

BACP and the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) have a reciprocal agreement to recognise each other’s counsellor / psychotherapist accreditation schemes.

Successful applicants will receive all the benefits normally associated with both organisations’ accredited member status.

You must work within the 'Code of Ethics and Practice' or 'Ethical Framework' that applies in the country in which you work. You will also be subject to the appropriate Professional Conduct Procedures.


To apply for recognition of your IACP accreditation by BACP:

You must: 

  • be a Registered Member of BACP
  • not have made an unsuccessful application for BACP accreditation in the last 12 months 

How do I apply?

You need to complete a BACP Recognition of Accreditation application form and provide copies of your IACP accreditation certificate and authentication letter.

When we receive your form, we will contact IACP to confirm your:

  • IACP membership good standing
  • IACP accreditation status
  • IACP accreditation renewal date 
docx file  BACP Recognition of Accreditation application form (0.03Mb)

How much does it cost?

Applying for recognition of your IACP accreditation is free. However, if your BACP membership lapses, you may have to pay fees to reinstate your membership and accreditation. 

What happens next?

If your application is successful, we’ll send you an open ended Certificate of Accreditation and an authentication letter valid until your BACP membership renewal date.

To apply for recognition of your BACP accreditation by IACP: 

 Please see the IACP website.