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.