Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation

Our Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners who offer advice on health and welfare matters under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

It helps clients to confidently choose a practitioner with mental capacity expertise and experience of working closely with vulnerable individuals and their families.

Accredited: Mental Capacity badge logo | The Law SocietyThe accreditation has been approved by the Court of Protection.


To apply for the Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation, you must be a:

  • solicitor
  • barrister
  • fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

How to apply

To apply for accreditation, you’ll need to:

  • pass a training course
  • submit a detailed application
  • attend an assessment

The application 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.

Membership lasts for three years.

Find out more about how to apply


The cost of the accreditation is made up of an application fee and a membership fee.

We’ll send you an invoice when we receive your application.

Application fees are not-refundable.

Application Application fee  Membership fee Total (including VAT)
Initial application £365 £420 £942

Other fees Cost Total (including VAT)
Late application £103 £123.60
Certificate re-issue £10 £12
Appeal against decision to refuse accreditation £258 £309.60

Promoting your accreditation

We have a range of materials such as logos, certificates and window stickers for you to use. 

Order promotional materials

Current members

Download a list of Mental Capacity Accreditation members (PDF 190 KB).

This list is updated monthly.

Contact us

Call: 020 7320 5797


Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

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