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Renewal of Accreditation

accreditation renewal

As and from 1st of January 2016 the IACP accreditation is being processed on an annual basis, arising from a vote of members present at the IACP 2014 AGM.

  • All Accredited Members and Supervisors will be renewing their accreditation on annual basis. 
  • We are delighted to notify Members about the launch of the Online Re-accreditation Application Process. As of June 2018, applications for Annual Re-accreditation will be mostly completed online.
  • Members due for accreditation renewal, will be contacted directly by the Accreditation Supervisor, regarding their upcoming renewal by email, with at least one months’ notice. The link to start the application process will be provided with the email reminder.
  • Please note that the Supervisor’s Report Form will have to be printed, completed and signed by your Supervisor and then scanned and uploaded while completing your online application form. If you have more than one Supervisor- all the supervisor’s reports must be uploaded with your online application.
  • After completion and submission, your application will be uploaded automatically to IACP application system and reviewed by IACP Accreditation Department.

If you are an Accredited Supervisor:

  • There is only one application to be completed for both categories of membership (Accredited Member and Accredited Supervisor). For future re-accreditation, 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.
  • Fully completed applications are assessed by the Accreditation Department and the Accreditation Committee, if necessary.
  • When approved- a confirmation email and a PDF version of Certificate of Accreditation will be sent to you. Please note: As of January 2016 a hard copy of certificate of accreditation will be issued only on request.
  • An Accredited Members status continues to be valid while an application for renewal of accreditation is being processed. 
  • Only fully completed, applications will be processed. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.
  • Applications can only be accepted at a maximum of 2 months prior to the Renewal of Accreditaiton due date.  Any applications received more than 2 months before this date will be returned.
  • If an application is unsuccessful a letter of notification will be sent to the applicant and their membership will be lapsed.

If you require any additional information regarding this process, please do not hesitate to contact the Accreditation Department on 01 2303536 or by email

Application Processing Times

If there are no queries on the application this process will take approximately 2 weeks or less.

If there is a query on the application, you will be notified by email and the application will be reviewed by the revevant committee. If this happens the application may take longer than 1 month to process.

At certain times of the year or if the volume of applications is high it may take longer for your application to be processed.


Requirements for Renewal of Accreditation

Applicants for renewal of accreditation must:

  • A) Complete an Annual Re-Accreditation Application Form and provide a supervisor(s) report. A supervisors report must be provided for each supervisor (IACP, BACP or IAHIP accredited only).
  • B) Complete 30 hours of CPD per year (please do not send the IACP any certificates of attendance, unless requested. The CPD log must be signed by your main Supervisor).
  • C) Hold current and valid IACP Garda Vetting. 
  • D) Have current Professional Liability Insurance. This may be personal insurance if you are in private practice or it may be through your employer, even if you work as a volunteer. It is your responsibility to check that you are covered in each location that you work.
  • E) Have met all supervision requirements for membership from the date of the previous renewal of accreditation, except where there has been an application for Inactive Accredited Membership.
  • F) Be up to date with your annual IACP membership fee.



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