CILEX member

September 2021

What you will need to do before applying for admission  

Validate your degree

  • Your degree must be a UK degree or an equivalent level 6 qualification and can be in any subject
  • You can also apply for an equivalence to a degree using other qualifications and/or relevant work experience

The process for validating your degree will be available by the end of January 2022. Find out what we mean by UK degree or an equivalent level 6 qualification

Apply for an equivalence

Pass the SQE assessments and retrieve your results

  • 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 all your SQE results before you apply for admission

Create your SQE assessment account or go to mySRA

Register your qualifying work experience

Register your qualifying work experience  

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 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.