FAQs about practising certificates, registration and renewalBrowse FAQs about practising certificates, registration and renewal. To begin, select a topic below. You can also browse FAQs about using mySRA and FAQs about keeping of the roll. Renewals and mySRA How can I find out the status of my application? How will I know if my details have been updated by my organisation's authorised signatory or organisation contact? What is a post? What is a role? What is an authorised signatory? What is an organisation contact? Will authorised signatories and organisation contacts be able to add new managers via mySRA? Will authorised signatories and organisation contacts be able to remove individuals who have left their organisation? Completing renewal applications Who will be able to access the organisation's bulk renewal application? Will I be able to track my application online? Can "commerce and industry" organisations still apply in bulk? If I answer yes to holding client money in the 12 months to 31 October 2016, the following questions refer to 31 August. Why is the date different? Can I still be sent a paper renewal form? Can I save my online application as I go? Who can complete the declaration on the bulk renewal form? I am an office manager. Can I complete the organisation's bulk renewal application? Can I enter a zero turnover figure for my organisation? Why do you ask about the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement for the period 1 November 2014 until 31 October 2015? Renewals What is the "go live" date for the 2016 practising certificate renewals exercise? What is the renewals deadline date? Do I need a practising certificate? Will I be sent a hard copy of my certificate? Will organisation contacts and authorised signatories be able to view and print individuals' certificates? Does my firm still need to renew its recognition annually? Renewal fees and payment How can I make payment for my practising certificate and/or firm fee? How much will my practising certificate cost? How much is the compensation fund contribution for 2016/17? Are there any reduced renewal fees this year? Can I apply for a practising certificate for six months of the year? We are submitting a bulk renewal application and have selected the "Bill me" option. When do we need to submit payment? Turnover What is the definition of firm turnover? How do I correct my firm's turnover figure that you have used to calculate our 2016 firm fee? On which accounting period should I base my turnover figure? We are a brand new firm and do not have 12 months' worth of turnover data. How can we provide the SRA with a turnover figure in section 10 of the renewal application? Can I appeal against the turnover-based fee the SRA sets for my firm? Can I enter a zero turnover figure for my organisation? Opt-in/Opt-out What does opt in mean? What does opt out mean? Who can opt me out? I do not want my organisation's authorised signatory or organisation contact to have access to view and update my personal profile information. What do I need to do? If I am opted in, what information will the authorised signatory and organisation contact be able to view and amend? My firm has started its bulk renewal application. Can I still opt in? Will I be notified if my details have been updated by the authorised signatory/organisation contact? Lockdown What is lockdown? When does the lockdown period start and end? Can I opt in during the lockdown period? Can I opt out during the lockdown period? Regulation 3 and conditions What is regulation 3? I am subject to regulation 3. Will I be able to opt in for my organisation's bulk renewal application? I am subject to regulation 3. Will it take longer to process my individual practising certificate application? I have been notified that I am subject to regulation 3 and disagree with the decision. What should I do? How do I apply to get conditions removed from my practising certificate? Revocation What is revocation? Will regulated individuals receive formal notice before revocation takes place? What happens if I need a practising certificate or registration? If I submit an application and make full payment within the timescales set out in your recent communication, will you still commence the revocation process? All our regulated individuals have applied for their practising certificates/registration. Why have you contacted me about revocation? I do not want to renew my practising certificate but wish to remain on the roll. What should I do? Our firm does not generate turnover. Are we still required to submit an application? I do not want to renew my practising certificate or remain on the roll of solicitors of England and Wales. What should I do ? How can I make payment for my practising certificate and/or firm fee? Our firm ceased to provide legal services in November and we have now closed. Do we still need to submit an application? Sole practitioners How do I apply for my 2016/2017 practising certificate? I am subject to regulation 3, how do I pay for my practising certificate and firm fee?