The current courses that have achieved accreditation, go beyond the minimum standards set by the profession in 2010-11. Students on BIH accredited Diploma courses are eligible to register with the BIH as 'trainees' but are not part of the BIH register until they qualify. Eligibility to join the BIH as a Practitioner Member is conditional upon successfully qualifying on a BIH accredited course. Newly qualified members are then added to the BIH Register which is available to the public.
The BIH Accreditation logo is an indication to those who are looking for a suitable training course that gives them eligibility to join as a practitioner member upon qualification. The process of accreditation assessment is ongoing. Re-accreditation takes place every 5 years.