Accreditation is a process of assessment or review whereby an individual is assessed against pre-determined criteria and/or standards to show they have reached a certain level of competence or expertise in a particular subject.
ACC Accreditation is available to counsellor members who are engaged in regular counselling, having undertaken appropriate training, and continuing in supervised practice.
*Please read this page and the specific details for the level of Accreditation. If you would like to apply for accreditation then click here.
The Association recognises counsellors and psychotherapists work progressively towards accreditation and currently offers four types of accreditation click on the links below to see a more detailed list of the qualifying criteria for each type:
For an overview of ACC’s Accreditation Criteria for each individual category of accredited membership, please click here: Accreditation Grid
What if I already have accreditation with another professional body?
ACC recognises the accreditation of BACP, UKCP, COSCA and BABCP. To learn more about how this acceptance works please click on the link to the following application form: Joint Accreditation Application Form
Please note, the accreditation application forms are in the process of being revised at present. If you would like to apply for accreditation at any level or to change your accreditation status, please contact Dawn Sherry, at the ACC office for the relevant form.
Accreditation at all levels is valid for 1 year from the date of certification.
Accreditation can be renewed, at the same level, for a further year by completing the online re-accreditation renewal procedure (available by logging into the Members’ Area of the ACC website http://www.acc-uk.org/log-in).
For an overview of re-accreditation requirements click here: Re-accreditation Grid
When renewing accreditation, applicants are asked to provide a list of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities, undertaken during the previous year. Twenty percent of all renewing applications are currently audited.
CPD Criteria and form
If further information or clarification is required about accreditation, please contact the Accreditation Office, which is open between 9.30am and 4:30pm, Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Telephone 0845 124 9569 or 024 7644 9694 Ext. 24 or e-mail: email@example.com