As an individual member, you won’t be represented in the SCoPEd framework until you’ve joined our register. However, being an individual member is an important step to becoming a registered members and having your skills, knowledge, training and experience recognised. 

Working towards becoming a BACP registered member and representation in the SCoPEd framework shows you’re  taking your training and professional development very seriously as you develop your career in counselling and psychotherapy. 

During this time, you can make use of the SCoPEd framework as it offers transparent entry routes across the profession and guidance about the kind of training and career development options that might be right for you in the future. You can also find out about the temporary accreditation mechanisms to enable our members to move between membership categories.

You don’t need to do anything at this stage, and we’d like to reassure you that:

  • SCoPEd doesn’t change any of our individual membership eligibility requirements for existing members
  • as an individual member you’ll be able to move through our membership categories during this transition period and beyond, as long as you have the right skills, knowledge, training and experience to do so
  • there are no changes to the eligibility requirements or process for becoming a registered member
  • you’ll be able to work towards becoming a registered member once you’ve successfully met the eligibility requirements, just as you can now

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 schemes with new 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.