As a registered member, you’ll be aligned to column A in the SCoPEd framework as our registered membership category already aligns to the column A competences and practice standards.

This means you’ll continue to be recognised as a qualified, credible and ethical counselling or psychotherapy professional. 

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 accredited member 

If you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to become an accredited member aligned to SCoPEd column B, you can now apply for individual accreditation via our temporary accreditation mechanisms if you have the right skills, training, knowledge and experience to do so. 

You’ll need to meet all eligibility criteria for individual accreditation, covering: 

  • training 
  • supervised practice, and 
  • supervision requirements 

You’ll also need to provide details including: 

  • your current way of working 
  • case material of your practice 
  • a Supervisor’s statement 

Visit our accredited membership page for more details. 

The application fee will be  £230 – and financial support is available for eligible members. 

Please visit our Applying for individual accreditation FAQ page or BACP’s SCoPEd implementation period FAQs for more information, or contact customer services on 01455 883300 if you have any questions. 

You can also view our SCoPEd: Transition period: what does it mean to members event which took place on 1 September 2023, which outlined the temporary accreditation mechanisms. 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.