Digital badge Q&A
For all technical questions/issues relating to downloading and using the SRA Digital badge, please go to our specialist partners Yoshki.
Here you will find full instructions on how get and use the badge, as well as technical frequently asked questions and details of how to contact Yoshki directly for further support.
You can add the badge to your website by visiting our specialist partners. More
Here you will also find an easy-to-follow user guide, frequently asked questions and information on how to get technical support.
Yoshki are our specialist partners who provide all the technology behind the digital badge, including the verification software which will make sure only regulated law firms are able to use the badge. More
Yoshki have extensive experience in delivering digital badges for organisations all over the world. This includes the digital badge scheme already operated by the Council for Licenced Conveyancers.
Yes. The badge is available in three different colour variations, and in both English and Welsh. More
You are free to choose whichever of these designs you wish to use. Other colours will not be available.
Read the Digital badge installation guide
Once you have selected which badge you want to use, you will be provided with a piece of code which can be used by whoever manages your website. More
As long as your websites' address/domain is registered within your mySRA, the badge will automatically display once this code is added to your site.
If a visitor to your website clicks on the badge, they will be taken to an SRA-hosted page which confirms that your firm (by name) is regulated and outlines what protections this regulated status provides.
The badge will only work with websites linked to a regulated firm's mySRA. More
Before downloading the badge, please log in to your mySRA and check your site is properly recorded.
Find out how to add or amend your website details within mySRA.
Please allow at least 24 hours after updating your details before using the badge.
If you have more than one website or subdomain, please provide us with details of all the sites on which you wish to display the badge. More
Please allow up to 5 working days from filling in this form before attempting to use the badge.
Yes, this requirement remains.
We run a validation checks on all register websites every day. A valid badge should always have the current date on it. More
This is to easily identify and prevent fraudulent use of the badge. If someone copies a static image of the badge and adds it to their website, the date will not update.
Displaying a current date will also provide reassurance to the public that a firm's regulated status is current.
If the date showing on your badge is not current, please contact our specialist partners Yoshki.
Seeing the badge will instantly inform visitors to your website that you are a regulated firm and link them to easy-to-understand information on the protections this provides. More
Not only will this provide them with useful information, but it will also help you differentiate yourself from providers who are not regulated.
An SRA online trial of nearly 2,000 people found that 79% felt more comfortable choosing a provider when that business displayed a regulator's badge.
Use of the badge is initially voluntary but will become a mandatory requirement on 25 November 2019. More
The exact date of this change will be confirmed nearer the time and coincide with the implementation of our new Standards and Regulations.
When displaying the badge becomes mandatory on 25 November 2019, we will monitor compliance through our ongoing regulatory work, for example, thematic reviews, responding to reports of non-compliance and conducting web sweeps. More
Where we find a firm is not complying, we would look to work with them to make sure they follow our rules. If after this they still do not comply, we would consider further action in line with our enforcement strategy.
No, the badge can only be used on your website. More
Where the verification technology will make sure it will only work for regulated firms. You are not allowed to reproduce it elsewhere.
No, it is free to use for all SRA regulated law firms.