Re-accreditation

Conveyancing Quality Scheme logoOur Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices.

Membership lasts for twelve months.

You can apply for re-accreditation up to six weeks before your accreditation expires.

Re-accreditation helps assure clients and key stakeholders that you meet the requirements of the Conveyancing Protocol.

The re-accreditation process follows a three-year assessment cycle. You’ll need to submit a full re-accreditation form at the end of year one.

At the end of year two and year three, you’ll need to complete an annual maintenance assessment. The assessment cycle will continue on a rolling basis.

Step 1: Read the guidance

Before beginning the application, the SRO must read either the:

Step 2: Complete the form

The SRO must complete the relevant re-accreditation form for the practice:

A separate application form must be completed for each new relevant person based on their role:

Step 3: Submit the application

Your practice’s application is made up of:

  • the application form
  • any additional application forms for new relevant persons
  • the certificate of completion for each training course taken by each relevant member of staff

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

Submit your application by email

Step 4: Pay the fee

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

The fee will vary depending on the size of your practice.

Read more about the cost of CQS

Step 5: Accreditation

Our accreditation team will assess and review your practice’s application.

We’ll let you know the outcome of your application once we’ve received your payment.

Step 6: Appeals

If your application is unsuccessful, we’ll refund your membership fee.

You may appeal against our decision.

Read our appeals policy

Step 7: Mandatory training

Once re-accredited, all relevant persons must complete mandatory training.

Read more about CQS training

Contact us

Call: 020 7316 5550

Email: cqs@lawsociety.org.uk

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