As a firm or sole practitioner, you can help ensure the process of applying for authorisation or recognition runs smoothly and efficiently by learning about and understanding our requirements. To help you and your firm prepare to apply, we outline the authorisation process for firms and role holders, and explain how we assess applications and make decisions. We also offer risk assessment tips and examples.
Resources and help
Free lunchtime webinar
On 27 November (12:30 to 13:30), specialist SRA staff will guide you step by step through the authorisation process and field your questions. Register now
Where to get help
For help determining whether an organisation requires authorisation, or which individuals require approval, contact our Professional Ethics Guidance team.
If you are completing one of our firm-based application forms and you need help with a specific question, contact our Firm-Based Authorisation Team.
Our Contact Centre can help with most other queries. Contact our Firm-Based Authorisation Team only if you require specialised help to complete a firm-based authorisation application.
Understanding what has changed
Watch this webinar
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