Registration Frequently Asked Questions

Make a selection from the headings below to view the answers to these popular questions.

Being on the BACP Register demonstrates that a counsellor exceeds the minimum standards a client should expect. All practising BACP members must be registered, or working towards registration. Visit the BACP Register website and the BACP Register frequently asked questions to find out more about registration.

Registration needs to be renewed yearly at point of membership renewal.

There is no charge for registration.

Your Register certificate number is listed on the public-facing register so that your registration can be checked by members of the public. It is also displayed on your individual registered logo. Your BACP membership number is not publicly displayed.

Within 24 hours of joining the Register, your logo and registration certificate will be available from the ‘BACP Account’ section when you log in to the members area of our website.

No, there is no fee. These logos are freely available for use by registered members.

These are normally supplied around five weeks after taking the COP assessment. If your membership is due for renewal before you receive your results, please do not wait to see if you have passed the CoP before renewing. We do not send results to lapsed members.

Go to the Search the Register page, type your last name into the ‘Name’ field and click the ‘Search Register’ button.

If your details do not appear, it may be that you have not yet met the criteria to join the Register (view the criteria here), or that you have not renewed your registration (renew here).