National Association For Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy
Pre Accredited Membership Benefits And Requirements
Pre-accredited membership allows you to join an established accrediting body and commence your client hours towards full Accredited membership.
Formal recognition of your qualifications and experience through our accreditation process.
Continuing Professional Development: NAPCP provides several seminars and webinars for members annually, either free or at a reduced rate.
Members can avail of assistance/advice through the NAPCP office.
As a Pre-Accredited member, you can use the title Pre-Accredited Member NAPCP in your documentation.
Pre-Accredited Membership is available to those who have completed an NAPCP Accredited Course and are actively working towards Accreditation.
Your course must have involved at least one year full time or two years’ part time classroom based tuition, with a minimum of 450 course hours of staff-student contact, including skills, theory and self-development.
You should also have completed a supervised placement of at least 100 client contact hours as an integral part of your course, with supervision at a ratio of 5:1 (a minimum of one hour of individual supervision for every 5 client contact hours). Your Supervisor must be an accredited Supervisor with NAPCP, IACP, APCP, IAHIP, BACP, BPC, ICP or ACI.
You must have successfully completed all practical and skills modules of your degree course and have received your results. After you graduate, Pre-Accredited members are required to complete 450 hours of supervised counselling at a ratio of 10:1 within five years of graduating.
- Complete the Pre-Accredited Membership application form
- Ask the supervisor you had during training to complete the Pre-Accredited Membership Supervisors Evaluation During Training (this must be the NAPCP form).
- Send your results/parchment
- Submit all the above together to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for forms to download.
The processing fee of €30 can be paid by logging into your online account and clicking the link below. In the Description field, please type Pre-Accredited processing fee.