The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect. It was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019.

SRA Handbook

Practitioners returning to QASA

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Version 14 of the Handbook was published on 30/04/2015. For more information, please click 'History' Above

Part 5: Practitioners returning to QASA

Regulation 16: Procedure for returning to QASA


If your accreditation has lapsed, you may apply to re-enter QASA by complying with the procedures set out in Part 3 of these regulations.


If your accreditation has lapsed and you are applying for accreditation at level 1, you must submit evidence of assessed learning and development in the field of criminal advocacy in the period since you were first accredited at level 1 or since your most recent re-accreditation.

Guidance note:


You may tell us that you no longer wish to conduct criminal advocacy, in which case you should write to notify us and we will stop corresponding with you about accreditation or re-accreditation.