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APT Accreditation

The APT-Accreditation system.

The Association for Psychological Therapies offers the following levels of accreditation for practitioners, intended to provide a clear and transparent record of the level competence you are maintaining and to be of high relevance to employers. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given weight by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

You might consider levels 1 to 3 as being where you are acquainting yourself with the subject in question. At levels four and five you might reasonably describe yourself as a specialist. So, using DBT as an example, at levels 1 to 3 you are getting to know about the subject, and at levels four and five you might reasonably describe yourself as ‘a DBT therapist‘. Always assuming that you have a relevant underpinning professional qualifications such as psychology, psychiatry, mental health nursing, occupational therapy, or social work.

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The Levels below refer to the accreditation you acquire by attending APT training.



APT's Delegate Accreditation - Level 1


APT Accreditation, Level 1 is the level of accreditation you obtain by attending APT's live training or by studying APT's online training. Your accreditation currently lasts for 3 years, and is renewable by attending a refresher course, sitting an online refresher, or by submitting evidence of practice and reflections thereon. (There is a form available for this, click here.)



APT's Delegate Accreditation - Level 2


APT Accreditation, Level 2 means you have undertaken training as in Level 1, and also passed the relevant online exam. Your accreditation lasts for 3 years from the date you completed the relevant APT course, and is renewable by sitting an online refresher.



APT's Delegate Accreditation - Level 3


APT Accreditation, Level 3
means that you have Level 2 accreditation and have attended a total of at least 6 days training, in the subject you are seeking accreditation in. Level 3 accreditation lasts for 3 years, and is renewable by submitting evidence of practice and reflections thereon. (There is a form available for this, click here.)



APT's Delegate Accreditation - Level 4


APT Accreditation, Level 4 means you have Level 3 accreditation and have attended at least 10 days training, some of which may be the relevant Masterclass. Level 4 accreditation lasts for 1 year, and is renewable by submitting evidence of practice and reflections thereon. (There is a form available for this, click here.)



APT's Delegate Accreditation - Level 5


APT Accreditation, Level 5 requires you to have Level 4 accreditation and then submit a set project to an acceptable standard. The purpose of the project is to illustrate that you can apply the academic knowledge gained from your training to a clinical situation. Level 5 accreditation is renewable either by submitting evidence of practice and reflections thereon. (There is a form available for this, click here.)




Note:
APT accreditation is specific to the subject in question, so you may acquire 'APT Level 4 Accreditation in Motivational Interviewing', or 'APT Level 3 Accreditation in CBT', etc. APT accreditation is available in the following subjects:

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