Important information about re-accreditation training
Please note that all re-accreditation training is now delivered through the Professional Development Centre - the Law Society’s new, enhanced e-learning portal.
If you have used your Law Society CPD Centre account in the last two years, you can log in to the Professional Development Centre using your existing username.
For more information, read the FAQs
Please remember to update your Professional Development Centre account to show that you are an accredited member.
If there is more than one person at your practice that needs to complete the mandatory training, each individual should firstly create their free PDC account. Training courses can then be purchased in bulk and allocated to each user by the PDC administrator for your organisation.
If you need to set up PDC administrator rights please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request administration access and confirm that you are authorised to purchase training on behalf of others at your organisation. For full details please read the administrator bulk booking user guide.
Training has now been split into two modules: core training and update training. Please ensure you complete the correct training modules.
Core training is mandatory for all relevant staff within practices that have recently been awarded an initial accreditation, and for relevant staff who have joined a practice that already holds Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation. The two mandatory training courses that you will need to complete are:
In addition, if you are the senior responsible officer (SRO) at a newly accredited practice, or you have recently become the SRO of an existing accredited practice, you will also have to complete the following training module:
Please note that you will only have to complete the core training modules and the SRO training module once. You are required to complete your mandatory training within six months of your firm being accredited.
The following two courses are mandatory for all relevant staff named in a practice’s application for re-accreditation:
Please note that you are expected to complete your Update training within six months of your firm being re-accredited. The update training will be revised annually. The next update will be issued in September 2017.
The following training course is optional. It has been designed to help you understand the Core Practice Management Standards with the CQS accreditation:
We have produced two publications to help you understand the Law Society's 'preferred practice' for conveyancing transactions and to ensure you comply with the core practice management standards required for CQS accreditation: