How do I register to become a member?

CILEX offers a range of membership options, the various membership grades and fees can be viewed here.
Registering to become a CILEX member can all be completed online through our new online membership application located here.

When are exams?

CILEX exams are held in January and June of each year, the full examination and assessment timetables can be accessed here.

What are exemptions?

There are certain qualifications that may offer exemption from CILEX units, to find out what these qualifications are and how to apply visit here.

What is Qualifying Employment?

Qualifying Employment is defined as work that is wholly of a legal nature for 20 hours a week or more, where you are overseen by a fully qualified legal professional. This is a necessary requirement as part of the overall CILEX qualification if you are working toward becoming a Chartered Legal Executive, more details on this can be found here

What is Work Based Learning?

Much like Qualifying Employment, WBL is a requirement of the overall CILEX qualification. In order to apply to become a Fellow and Chartered Legal Executive you need to evidence the Qualifying Employment that you have undertaken and this will be completed by filing out the Work Based Learning Portfolio, more details on this can be found here

What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development is a requirement for CILEX members from Associate grade and above. Each membership grade has a corresponding requirement that is applicable to their level of qualification and stage within their CILEX journey, the details and requirements for each grade can be accessed here.

Update your contact details

To include your name, personal address, email, telephone, job title, work telephone and work email address, and will enable you to set your preferred means of contact.

Access your personalised account within the CILEX Professional Development Portal (myCareer)

A broad range of professional development, insights and training resources available on demand for all CILEX members.

Log and view/edit your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record

For those members who are required to complete CPD during the year, the myCILEX portal will be the location where details of your completed CPD should be stored. We encourage members to log details close to the time of completing their CPD activity to make the process easier for you.

Make payments for your membership subscription

The myCILEX portal will enable you to submit payments for your annual membership subscription fee (payable on 1 January each year). CILEX will send you a subscription reminder notice and invoice in late October of each year.

Register for examinations

For members who are completing the CILEX qualifications, the myCILEX portal will enable you to submit your examination registration application and make relevant examination entry payments.

View examination results

On examination results day (dates published annually) any students who completed examinations in the preceding assessment window will receive notification of their examination result within their myCILEX account.

Set/confirm your mailing preferences

Members are able to set and update mailing preferences at any time, to ensure that the information they receive from CILEX is relevant and of interest.

View & pay CILEX invoices

The myCILEX portal may be used to make payments for any CILEX product or service that is available.

Complete CILEX Application forms

The myCILEX portal will enable you to complete and submit a range of online CILEX application forms. For example, membership registration, examination registration, exemption applications.

Submit your Prior Conduct Declaration

When you apply to become a CILEX Member you will be required to answer questions about your Prior Conduct. Existing CILEX members must declare any Prior Conduct at the time the Prior Conduct occurs. The myCILEX portal will enable members to submit a Declaration at any time.

View/administer your event bookings

CILEX hosts a number of membership events during the year. MyCILEX will be the focal point for all future event bookings and administration, helping you to keep track and ensure your place at future events.

Access branch information

The network of CILEX regional branches work with the Chartered Institute to help provide a local support network to CILEX members and stakeholders. Details of how to connect with your local branch and activities that may be of interest to you will be available in the myCILEX portal.