Our Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners providing advice under a legal aid contract.
Membership of the accreditation lasts for three years.
Re-accreditation is only available for senior caseworkers.
You can apply to be re-accredited up to three months before your accreditation expires.
Re-accreditation is a way of assuring clients and key stakeholders that you're up to date with changes in immigration and asylum law practice and procedure.
To become re-accredited as a senior caseworker, you must:
- complete at least six hours of professional development in immigration and asylum law in each of the three years before you apply for re-accreditation
- book an assessment (see step 1 below)
- submit your re-accreditation application form
Step 1: online training and assessment
Booking for reaccreditation exams is now open.
To access the mandatory training and assessment, log onto Law Society Learning.
The training consists of nine e-learning modules, covering the following areas:
- protection appeals
- judicial review
- domestic violence
- human trafficking and modern slavery
- detention and bail
- asylum best practice
- public funding
- professional conduct
Step 2: complete the re-accreditation application form
When you’ve passed the online course and assessment you can submit your application.
You will need to read the:
- general scheme application criteria and guidance (PDF 345 KB)
- re-accreditation application form guidance notes (PDF 400 KB)
You can then complete the re-accreditation application form (Word 1 MB)
Step 3: pay the re-accreditation fee
We’ll send you an invoice when we receive your application.
The re-accreditation fee is £426 (VAT included).
What happens next
We’ll let you know the outcome of your application once we’ve received your payment.
The accreditation process takes around six to eight weeks. It can take longer if we receive high volumes of applications or if you do not give us all the information we need.
If your application is unsuccessful, we’ll refund your membership fee.
You may appeal against our decision.
Supervising senior caseworker
You’re not required to be re-accredited as a supervising senior caseworker.
If you have any questions about the re-accreditation process, contact our accreditations team.
Call: 020 7320 5797
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday