Apply to change your compliance officers
Updated July 2020
Who we authorise
We authorise the following types of role holders for existing SRA authorised bodies:
- Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP)
- Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA)
- Related Entity COLP
- Related Entity COFA
An individual can hold the role of COLP and/or COFA for multiple firms who are related authorised bodies.
Help with your application
Contact us if you have any queries before applying.
How to apply
Individuals who are not SRA-authorised need to create a mySRA account before applying.
The nominated Compliance Officer cannot take up the role until they have been approved.
Apply for approval of a person as an authorised role holder
Log in to mySRA to apply, go to start a new application
There is no fee for this application.
We aim to decide within 30 days. However, it can take up to 90 days if additional information and/or background checks are required. We will let you know if your application is incomplete or ineligible.
The nominated compliance officer cannot take up the role until they have been approved.