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IACP - BACP Recognition of Accreditation 

As and from 5th November 2016 an agreement is in place between the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Irish Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) on recognition of their respective accreditation schemes. This agreement replaced the previous longstanding IACP – BACP Reciprocity Agreement. 

BACP and IACP will accept each other’s accreditation decisions with respect to individuals under the following conditions:

(i)            This is not an automatic process and in order to advertise as having dual membership, a counsellor/psychotherapist must have membership of both BACP and IACP.

IACP Applicants

(ii)           IACP Accredited Members who wish to take advantage of this agreement must first apply for membership of BACP as an individual member and pay the appropriate membership fee. Information of how to apply can be obtained on the BACP website www.bacp.co.uk/join_bacp

(iii)          The IACP applicant must then progress to the BACP Register by following the steps described on www.bacpregister.org.uk.  Once on the Register as a BACP Registrant, having accepted the BACP Register terms and conditions, an IACP Accredited Member will become eligible for BACP Accredited status. To apply for BACP accreditation through the Recognition of Accreditation Scheme, please visit: www.bacp.co.uk/accreditation/Individual%20Practitioners/IACP.php 

(iv)         An IACP Accredited Member who is unsuccessful in attaining BACP Accreditation will be subject to a 12 month moratorium [calculated from the date of notification] before making a further application for accreditation. 

(v)          An IACP applicant may be required to provide to BACP

•             Current IACP membership of good standing

•             Current IACP accreditation status

•             Due date of IACP accreditation renewal

(vi)         Successful IACP applicants will receive an open ended Certificate of Accreditation, valid with an annual authentication letter which will include the renewal date.  Renewal requirement details are available at www.bacp.co.uk.

BACP Applicants

(vii)        BACP Accredited Members who wish to take advantage of this agreement must complete the IACP – BACP Recognition of Accreditation Application Form available on IACP website www.iacp.ie/BACP-accreditation.

(viii)       Once completed the form and accepted IACP terms and conditions, a BACP Accredited Member will become eligible for IACP Accredited status.

(ix)         A BACP Accredited Member who is unsuccessful in attaining IACP Accreditation will be subject to a 12 month moratorium [calculated from the date of notification] before making a further application for accreditation. 

(x)          A BACP applicant may be required to provide to IACP with evidence of;

•             Current BACP membership of good standing

•             Current BACP accreditation status

•             Due date of BACP accreditation renewal

(xi)         Successful BACP applicants will receive an IACP Certificate of Accreditation. Renewal requirement details are available at www.iacp.ie/renewal-of-accreditation 

(xii)        BACP Accredited Members who wish to take advantage of this agreement must have also successfully completed IACP Garda (Police) Vetting process details can be found at www.iacp.ie/garda-vetting.

How to apply:

To apply for IACP Accreditation through BACP Recognition of Accreditation Scheme, please complete the form available  for download on the left of this page. 

Also, please note that you will be required to complete the process of the IACP Garda Vetting to become a member of IACP. To apply for the vetting please contact Grace Duffy, IACP Vetting Compliance Officer on grace@iacp.ie . 

For more details on the scheme, please contact the IACP Accreditation Department on 01 230 3536 or Iwona Blasi, Accreditation Supervisor on iwona@iacp.ie

 

 

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Timeframe for statutory registration

 

Draft regulations to designate the professions of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and to establish a registration board will be ready for submission to the Houses of the Oireachtas for their approval during the present session, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has told the Dail.

 

The Minister recently concluded a public consultation on  his proposal to regulate counsellors generally under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.

 

On foot of the consultation process, He has decided to proceed with the designation of two distinct professions under the Act, that of counsellor and psychotherapist. Each will have its own register under one registration board. This decision has been communicated to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council, the relevant professional bodies and all the respondents to the public consultation process.

 

Subject to the approval of the Houses, the next step will be the appointment of the 13 members of the registration board, following the submission of suitable candidates for the Minister's consideration, by the Public Appointments Service. The aim is that the registration board will be in a position early in the New Year to begin the task of drafting the various bye-laws to allow it to establish its registers.

 

 


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