CILEX Practitioner or Chartered Legal Executive

What you will need to do before applying for admission

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Pass the SQE assessments and retrieve your results

  • You can apply for exemptions based on your individual qualifications and experience
  • You will need to create an account on the SQE assessment website to book your exams and get your results
  • Once you have passed, you will need go into your mySRA and retrieve your SQE results before you apply for admission

Create your SQE assessment account or go to mySRA

Checking your character and suitability and applying for admission

  • We check your suitability as part of your admission application. However, you can also get it checked early if you have any areas of concern
  • Before you apply for admission, you must do your screening and have your results
  • You will be asked to upload a copy of a certificate of good standing from all jurisdictions where you hold a legal professional qualification and have been admitted. The certificate(s) must be less than three months old (we recommend that the date of issue is no longer than two months on the date you make your application) and confirm:
  • your date of admission
  • that you are in good standing
  • that you have not been subject to any disciplinary proceedings
  • that there are not any pending disciplinary proceedings against you
  • that you are currently entitled to practise.
  • When applying for admission, you will choose ‘Solicitors Qualifying Examination route’ on the form.

Take a look at what we check or find out how to apply for screening

To find out how to apply for admission, see Admission forms and fees.

You can qualify through this route until 31 December 2032 if you have completed, started, or accepted an offer of a place for:

  • a qualifying law degree (any offers need to be accepted by 21 September 2021)
  • the Common Professional Examination / Graduate Diploma in Law (accepted before 1 September 2021)
  • the Legal Practice Course (accepted before 1 September 2021

To qualify through the Legal Executives' equivalent means route:

Checking your character and suitability and applying for admission

  • We check your suitability as part of your admission application. However, you can also get it checked early if you have any areas of concern
  • Before you apply for admission, you must do your screening and have your results
  • When you apply choose ‘Chartered Legal Executives’ on the admission application form
  • You will be asked to upload the following documents when applying for admission:
  • a copy of a certificate of good standing from CILEx Regulation. This must be less than three months old (we recommend that the date of issue is no longer than two months on the date you make your application) and confirm:
    • your date of admission
    • that you are in good standing
    • that you have not been subject to any disciplinary proceedings
    • that there are not any pending disciplinary proceedings against you
    • that you are currently entitled to practise.
  • a certified copy of your Practice Skills Course certificate(s) confirming that you have completed the Advocacy and Communications Skills, Client Care and Professional Standards modules and passed the Financial Business Skills exam.
  • a certified copy of your Legal Practice Course certificate.

Take a look at what we check or find out how to apply for screening

To find out how to apply for admission, see Admission forms and fees.