The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect. It was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019.
Applications and waiversBack to version 21
Version 13 of the Handbook was published on 01/04/2015. For more information, please click 'History' Above
Part 9: Applications and waivers
Regulation 16: CPD questions on the practising certificate application form
When applying for a practising certificate in 2011 for example, the question relates to your CPD position as at 31 October 2010. If you are making an application for the first time and have not completed a full CPD year, the "not applicable" box on the form should be ticked. Likewise, if you are subject to the requirement but were out of practice during the year, and have suspended the requirements, you should tick the "not applicable" box on the form.
Regulation 17: Waivers of CPD monitoring requirements
Even where any of the above waivers are applicable to you or your firm, the number of CPD hours to be completed will not be affected, and you are still required to maintain your personal CPD training record to assist you with planning your CPD activity.
In any particular case we have the power to waive in writing any of the provisions of these regulations and to revoke such waivers.
Regulation 18: Repeal of these regulations
These regulations will be repealed on 1 November 2016.