FAQs for training providers Becoming a training provider What are the requirements for becoming authorised as a training provider What is the fee for applying to become a training provider? What is the fee for notifying the SRA of a period of recognised training? Once authorised as a training provider, how long does the authorisation last? How many trainees can I take? Who can be a Training Principal? What do we need to do if there is a change in the Training Principal? What salary must we pay trainees? Do we have to pay for the Professional Skills Course (PSC)? Period of recognised training (training providers) Do I have to notify the SRA that a trainee has commenced a period of recognised training, and if so, when? Can we recognise previous work-based experience when we agree a period of recognised training? How do trainees record their training? Who can sign off the declaration at the completion of training? How long should a period of recognised training be? Can a trainee be seconded to another firm as part of their period of recognised training? We have a trainee who commenced their training contract under the 2011 regulations and we wish for them to be assessed under the 2014 training regulations. Can we do this? Who pays for the Professional Skills Course?