Application Process

Full details for all the accreditation processes can be found within the individual Accreditation packs.

In summary:

  • Accreditation is only available to current members of the Society.
  • Membership must be continuous from the time of registration for the written section onwards
  • If membership lapses at any time during the process you will be required to pay all outstanding fees in order to receive confirmation of Accredited status or be eligible for reaccreditation
  • Both the written exam and the logbook submission must be passed before Accredited status is confirmed
  • Passing the written exam alone does not confer Accredited status
    • The TTE, Community and Critical written exams are held twice a year - in the spring and in the autumn
    • The Stress Echo and TOE exam are held once a year.
  • Details of each exam, and the registration forms, will be announced via written examinations and published in ECHO.
  • Examination fees must be paid in advance at the time of registering
  • Candidates who fail the written exam will be able to resit at a 50% fee within 12 months.
  • You must pass the written assessment before attending the practical assessment (logbook and cases).
  • The practical assessment cases should be collected over a period of no more than 24 months around the written examination, with the practical assessment being taken at the end of the collection period.

BSE Accreditations are valid for 5 years. Candidates who wish to extend their accreditation after this period will need to apply for re-accreditation.

If you have any specific queries not answered here or in the attached document please contact the BSE Accreditation office (accreditation@bsecho.org)

Costs

 

£250 to cover written exam and practical assessment

£125 written resit fee, within 12 months

£100 extension request fee

£10 extension fee for parental leave.

£5 replacement certificate fee (including name change unless BSE error)

£5 replacement accredited badge fee

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