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Renewal of Supervision Accreditation

IACP accredited supervisor

As and from 1st of January 2016 the IACP accreditation is processed on an annual basis, arising from a vote of members present at the IACP 2014 AGM. 
  • All Accredited Members and Supervisors will be asked to renew their accreditation at the same time. 
  • The processing fee for the renewal of IACP accreditation is €30 for an Accredited Supervisor. Any processing fee that has already been paid in recent years will be credited to future processing fees as appropriate.
  • There is only one form to be completed for both categories of membership (Accredited Member and Accredited Supervisor) and your accreditation as an Accredited Member and an Accredited Supervisor will be renewed at the same time.
  • Continuing Accreditation depends on a renewal application being received by IACP on or before the renewal date and is subject to current and valid Garda Vetting. 
  • Payment of the application processing fee is required prior to receiving the application form. If you have paid your application fee in recent years and you have credit with IACP- the forms will be sent out to you by a member of the IACP staff when your accreditation renewal is due. 

The process: A reminder notice to apply for renewal of Accreditation is sent by IACP to Accredited Supervisors prior to the end of their accreditation period.

What is required to become a re-accredited Supervisor?

An Applicant must:

1. Have maintained accredited membership of IACP since Supervisor Accreditation.

2. Show example of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) relevant to supervision (CPD 10 Hours annually out of 30 hours of CPD)

3. Have maintained both a Counselling and Supervision practice. Reference IACP Code of Ethics & Code of Ethics for Supervisors.

4. Submit a supervisor’s report(s) on your current supervision, signed by the current supervisor with whom the Applicant must have been in practice with.

If you have changed supervisor since last accreditation date you will be required to submit a Supervisor’s Report from each supervisor 


“That from March 2010, a requirement will come into effect that those beginning supervision or Members changing supervisor (i.e. any new supervision contracts) will have to have their work supervised by a supervisor accredited by IACP or accredited by an equivalent body acceptable to IACP. “(Motion carried at AGM 2008)

Therefore it is required by the IACP that a Counsellor/Psychotherapist or a Student Counsellor/Psychotherapist should choose a Supervisor who is

A) An IACP Accredited Supervisor
B) An IAHIP Accredited Supervisor (Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy)
C) An BACP Accredited Supervisor

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