What we offer

We're working to develop and increase the accessibility of our accreditation schemes.

We'll let you know of any new developments. We also welcome feedback on how we can make the process more accessible.

If you identify as living with a disability, learning difference or long-term health condition, we can currently offer the following support to help remove any barriers you may experience with the application process:

  • 10% additional word limit on your reflective practice documents
  • Word version of the application form
  • additional support from our Support and Inclusion Officer throughout the application process by email or phone
  • a range of financial support based on your circumstances
  • an audio application option

If you need support or have any specific questions about your application, please contact the accreditation team. You can also check our Accreditation FAQs.

Financial support mechanisms

£25 administration fee for members on a reduced membership fee 

  • members who have already been awarded a full reduced fee membership will now only pay a £25 administration fee at the time of applying
  • this discount will automatically be implemented when you pay for your accreditation application online. You do not need a discount code
  • no other financial discounts or refunds are available with this reduced fee

Reduced fee for low-income members (based on membership fee sliding scale)

  • a reduced accreditation application fee can be offered to those who are already in receipt of the reduced membership fee on the sliding scale
  • the same percentage financial discount on your application fee can be offered as for your membership (i.e., if you have been awarded a 25% discount on your membership, you can apply for a 25% discount on your accreditation fee)
  • this discount is not automatic. To obtain a discount code, please contact the accreditation team 
  • no other financial discounts or refunds are available with this reduced fee

Reimbursement of additional costs

  • for members who pay the full £230 application fee, and need to pay for additional help with their application (such as a proof reader, specialist accessibility software or a learning mentor), we can discount up to 50% of the cost of the application fee 
  • members will need to supply evidence to gain this reimbursement

For full details of this benefit, and how to obtain a reimbursement, contact our Support and Inclusion Officer

Read our news story about the launch of accreditation financial support.

Other support

Audio application

An audio application process for members who need an alternative format to apply for accreditation is now available. 

If you feel an audio option would be a suitable option for you to apply, please contact our Support and Inclusion Officer to talk through the process: accreditation@bacp.co.uk  


These offer support to applicants needing guidance with the reflective practice criteria who would benefit from speaking one-to-one with an assessor. Sessions last 30 minutes and cost £25. Please email the accreditations team to book an appointment.  

What our members say

[Liz’s]… friendly, helpful and calm manner made such a difference and gave me the confidence to know that support with the process was available. She not only answered all my questions, but really got alongside me in understanding some of my struggles with the online form

Can I give a big thank you to Jonathan because he was extremely helpful. He convinced me to continue with my application when I felt it hopeless…

Massive thank you I got my accreditation today. Your help was amazing, I really valued your help and support means so much as I put it off for years!

I just want to say a very big thank you to Linda for your availability and helpfulness through this process. Your support is hugely appreciated and I don’t take it for granted

Thank you so much Linda for everything. I honestly don’t think I could have done it without you. You have been so patient and understanding, utterly amazing! Such a tower of support and strength to me

External organisations

Some private services offer to support members through the accreditation application for a fee. These are not endorsed by BACP.

We encourage you to access further information and guidance on the transition accreditation and senior accreditation schemes and use the full range of SCoPEd FAQs for transition scheme accreditation related queries.