As an accredited member, you’ll be aligned to column B in the SCoPEd framework. 

You don’t need to do anything at this stage and you’ll still be able to:

  • provide all the services you currently do
  • practise competences in other SCoPEd columns providing you have the right skills, knowledge, training and experience to do so

This is in line with our existing Ethical Framework, which states that BACP members must work within the limits of their competence.

Applying to become a BACP senior accredited member 

As part of the process of adopting SCoPEd, we’re revising the eligibility criteria and application processes for our senior accredited member category so that it aligns with the SCoPEd framework column C standards.

In February 2024, when our SCoPEd transition period begins, accredited members  that meet the eligibility criteria may apply to become a senior accredited member using a new application form aligned to column C. The application fee will be £230, but there is financial support available for eligible members.

Find out more about the senior accredited member eligibility requirements.

We held an online event on Friday 1 September to outline the temporary mechanisms that will be effective during the transition period and to answer any member questions. This is available to view on our on-demand web page

Looking ahead

Following the transition period, which is expected to finish in early 2026, all our membership category entry requirements will be fully aligned to the standards of the SCoPEd framework columns.

New accreditation routes to move between membership categories will be available at this point. These routes will consider training and CPD alongside other existing skills and experience. More details will be published in due course.

Please visit our SCoPEd FAQ page or contact customer services on 01455 883300 if you have any questions.