Applying for Morgenbesser exemption

January 2019


If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss national who is partially qualified in an EU/EEA Member State or Switzerland you can apply for us to assess your experience against the Day One Outcomes.

We decide whether exemption can be granted from any of the academic or vocational stages of training. These are the:

  • Common Professional Examination
  • Legal Practice Course
  • Period of Recognised Training
  • Professional Skills Course

We will confirm any further training needed to meet the Day One Outcomes.

We will assess your character and suitability using the Suitability Test.

Important information

  • You must demonstrate experience in English and Welsh law and practice.
  • For work-based learning1, your evidence needs to confirm the work carried out and how it meets the required academic and vocational stages of training. This must be corroborated by your supervisor. They should be a solicitor or another individual who has knowledge of the Day One Outcomes and legal practice.
  • For certificated learning we will only recognise academic credit that has led to a qualification or certificate. This will need to be translated into English and certified where applicable.
  • For exemption based on an award obtained outside the UK, the awarding body must be recognised by UK NARIC.

Making your application

The application fee is £600.

We aim to provide you with a decision within 180 days of receiving your application.

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Download application form (DOC 22 pages, 130KB)

You must send two copies of your application and evidence to us and keep a copy for yourself.

How to complete the EQ Morgenbesser Exemption Application

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  1. 1. Certificated learning is learning which has led to a qualification or certificate. Whilst work-based learning is objectively assessed workplace experience.