Psychological wellbeing practitioner accreditation

Psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP) training courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society and the NHS’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme.

IAPT expects all PWP training courses to go through the accreditation process, as it will provide assurance that minimum quality standards are in place across the country. We want to ensure that trainees’ experiences meet their needs as they enter the IAPT workforce, so that they are able to competently and confidently perform their PWP role. Only graduates of accredited courses will be eligible to apply for individual PWP practitioner accreditation. We anticipate that commissioners will use information gained through the course accreditation process to inform future commissioning decisions.

Information about accredited PWP courses

View our list of accredited psychological well-being practitioner training courses.   .

Information about the course accreditation process

See our PWP training programmes page for the accreditation handbook and all the documentation you need to get your course accredited, and to submit for annual monitoring.

Individual PWP practitioner accreditation

The Society's register of IAPT trained members launched in June 2011. It provides the opportunity for members who have successfully completed IAPT accredited PWP or HI training to gain recognition of their training and skills. The PWP part of the register is open to all members who have completed an accredited PWP training course. Find out more about applying for our IAPT register.

PWP FAQs

Frequently asked questions about PWP training and accreditation.

Further information

If you have any questions about Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner accreditation, contact the Partnership and Accreditation Team.

If you have any questions about our IAPT register and individual PWP practitioner accreditation, contact the Membership Team.

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