Applications for periods of recognised training

Last updated 12 December 2016

Application forms

Training Provider Application (PRT1)

This application is for organisations that want to employ trainee solicitors.

Download the Training Provider Application (PRT1) (PDF 5 pages, 247K)

Character and Suitability Application (PRT2)

This application is for individuals to find out if they are suitable to train as a solicitor.

You only need to complete this application if you have issues to tell us about under the SRA Suitability Test 2011. If you do, it should be sent to us at least six months before you plan to start training.

Download the Character and Suitability Application (PRT2) (PDF 10 pages, 285K)

Training Notification (PRT3)

This form is to tell us that an authorised training provider is going to start training a solicitor.

You must send the completed form before it starts. We recommend at least 30 days before.

Download the Training Notification (PRT3) form (PDF 6 pages, 221K). If you have more than one trainee starting, you can use the Additional Trainee form (PRT3) (PDF 3 pages, 203K) for each additional trainee.

Transition from 2011 to 2014 SRA Training Regulations

This form is to transition a training contract registered under the SRA Training Regulations 2011 to a period of recognised training, under the SRA Training Regulations 2014.

Transition from 2011 to 2014 SRA Training Regulations form (PDF 3 pages, 171K)

Methods of payment form

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Processing applications that require review by an Authorisation Officer

We process applications that require review by an Authorisation Officer in the date order in which we receive them.

When we receive your application, we send you an acknowledgement letter that includes an estimate of how long it will take us to process it.

At present, it takes 6 to 8 weeks for us to allocate applications that require review.

Please note that any matter can be sent before an adjudicator for a decision, as set out in the SRA's decision-making guidance.

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