Applications for Accreditation

When you have completed your training as a Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapist you may wish to be accredited by NLPtCA.  Accreditation acknowledges publicly the standards of practice and professionalism that you apply as a trained NLPt therapist and means you can apply to become a UKCP Registered Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapist.  In order to apply to become accredited you will have been an NLPtCA member for at least one year. 

This page gives an overview of the preparation required in order to apply for accreditation by NLPtCA.  Detailed guidance is contained in the NLPtCA Accreditation General Guidelines and the NLPtCA Accreditation Policy and Procedure documents. 

Notice of intention to apply for Accreditation

You must give at least 12-months notice of your intention to apply for accreditation. We recommend you start much earlier than this – 18 months ideally. This gives you, the people supporting your application and NLPtCA opportunity to identify, discuss and clarify any issues around eligibility or criteria. To give notice of your intention to apply for accreditation, email NLPtCA will expect you to have explored the detailed guidelines relating to any questions you may have before you contact the Accreditation Registrar.

Release of Accreditation documentation

Accreditation documents are updated annually. This may include changes to accreditation criteria.  Updated accreditation document sets are issued in December in the year preceding your submission year.  If you have notified your intention to submit in the following year, you will be contacted when document sets become available.  That’s why it’s important that you notify your intention to apply for accreditation in good time so we can ensure you have access to the relevant documentation for the year in which you’re applying.

View current accreditation documentation (Members only)

Completing an application for Accreditation

A completed application for accreditation consists of:

  • Your Application Form
  • Your Supervisor Assessment Report
  • Your Trainer Assessment Report

We also require a number of supporting documents: certificates, letters and detailed information relating to your supervision history amongst others.

Supporting your application

We wish you all the best with your application. We are here to help you – please help us to do this by allowing plenty of time, ensuring that the people supporting your application are ready, willing and eligible, and reading the document set in full before you start.

The NLPtCA General Guidelines explain who you may discuss your application with and how you do this.  This helps us all to be clear about what has been discussed and agreed in relation to your application.

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