Accredited Member

Accredited Membership

Accredited membership acknowledges that practitioners have now achieved an appropriate level of qualification.  This level of membership of NAPCP recognises each member’s standard of professional training and competence to develop a professional service to members of the public.  Accreditation also assures the client that the practitioner will work within an agreed ethical framework and code of practice.

Benefits of Accreditation with NAPCP

Formal recognition of your qualifications and experience through our accreditation process.  Accredited Members are entitled to use MNAPCP after their name.

Online directory Listing: Accredited members are listed on the NAPCP website in the Directory of Accredited Members.

NAPCP Workshops at reduced Rates: NAPCP provides a number of seminars and webinars annually.  These cover a wide range of interesting topics and members receive a discounted rate.

Attendance at AGM: The AGM is a good opportunity for you to ensure that you are fully informed of current policies, standards and activities.  It is also a great opportunity to network with colleagues and fellow members.  You will have the opportunity to put forward a motion at the NAPCP AGM, vote and to take a seat on the Board of NAPCP.

NAPCP Logo: Accredited Members have use of the NAPCP logo on their promotional material and website. 

NAPCP Support: Access to the NAPCP office for support and information

Criteria for becoming an Accredited Member

Please click below to see what is required to become Accredited with NAPCP

Criteria for Accreditation

Supervision Requirements for Accreditation:

(Please note:  Supervision must be with a Supervisor who is accredited with NAPCP, IACP, APCP, IAHIP, or ACI).


Supervision should be at least once a month at the following ratios:

During training: ratio of 5:1

For trained, pre-accredited counsellors: ratio of 10:1

For accredited counsellors: ratio of 20:1

For accredited counsellors with 5 or more years of experience: 30:1

Group Supervision

If there are, for example, four members in the group with a qualified supervisor for a two hour session, that counts as two hours of supervision for each counsellor present.

1. Pre-accredited counsellors:  Group supervision may account for up to 25% of the total amount of supervision required for accreditation;
2. Accredited counsellors:  Group supervision may account for up to 50% of the total amount of supervision required;
3. Accredited for more than 5 years:  Group supervision may account for up to 75% of the total amount of supervision required.

Record of hours

Please click here to download a log to record your hours Post Graduation Supervision Log

Supervision  Requirements for Accredited Counsellors – read here

Vetting Procedure

The National Vetting Bureau (NVB), having considered the nature of the work of our members, advised that all our members should be vetted.  In order to achieve this goal, NAPCP has linked up with the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (APCP) to process our applications.  When applying for accreditation and renewal of accreditation, you will be required to complete the Garda Vetting process.  Click here for details.

Continuing Professional Development

An average of 30 hours per year of Continuing Professional Development is required by NAPCP for Accredited members.  

Click here for guidelines.

Application Process

Please download the appropriate form below and pay the processing fee.  If you are emailing the forms, please send to

Please complete the Garda Vetting process (see above)

Download Application for Accredited membership↓

Download Accreditation Renewal Form


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