How to apply: Risk and Compliance Accreditation

Risk and Compliance Accreditation: your path to expertise.

Applying is quick and easy. Follow these simple steps to kickstart your accreditation journey:

  • check you meet the eligibility requirements of your chosen level
  • submit a comprehensive and detailed application
  • pass the relevant exam

Step 1: Read the guidance

Before you begin your application, you must read our:

Step 2: Complete the mandatory exam

Before you apply for each level of the accreditation, you must complete and pass the relevant mandatory exam.

The exams are administered by the Law Society.

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Exam dates

Exam date Proposed date for results
19 February 2024 25 March 2024
13 May 2024 17 June 2024
1 July 2024 5 August 2024

14 October 2024

18 November 2024

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Advanced (Legal Practice)
Exam date Proposed date for results
15 May 2024 19 June 2024
16 October 2024 20 November 2024

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Practical Anti-Money Laundering
Exam date Proposed date for results
20 May 2024 24 June 2024
21 October 2024 25 November 2024

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Dates may be cancelled or postponed in the event of insufficient demand or events outside our control.

Exam preparation training

We've developed a series of engaging and interactive courses that will help you master the topics and skills you need for the exams.

Our courses are delivered by experienced trainers who will guide you through the exam format, content and expectations.

You will also get the chance to practice with mock questions, receive feedback and ask questions.

To help applicants get ready for their exams, we provide a range of exam preparation courses.

Find out how to prepare for the exams

Exam fees

Registration for the exam costs £51.

The fee payable for each exam is set out below:

Exam Fee
Foundation £471 + VAT
Advanced (Legal Practice) £525+ VAT
Practical Anti-Money Laundering £525 + VAT

The registration and exam fees are already included in the total.

Step 3: Complete the form

Once you’ve passed the relevant exam, complete the application form (Word 208 KB) in Microsoft Word.

Step 4: Submit your application

Your completed application is made up of:

  • your application form
  • confirmation of successfully passing the relevant exam

Do not send files larger than 18 MB. If necessary, send your supporting documents in separate emails.

Submit your application by email

Once we receive your application, we will send you an invoice.

Read more about the cost of the accreditation

We will review and assess your application and let you know the outcome after we receive the 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 will refund your membership fee. Application fees are not refundable.

You may appeal against our decision.

Read our appeals policy

Contact us

Call: 020 7320 5797


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