Approved list of Exemptions from 1 September 2018
If you have completed one of the qualifications listed in the CILEX Exemptions table, you should use the general enquiry form to send through your evidence. CILEX will confirm eligibility for an exemption listed on the Exemptions Table within 10 working days.
Please note that these timescales are subject to receiving complete applications and may change according to the complexity of applications and the volume received at peak application times.
For those wishing to become a graduate member of CILEX, please note the following:
Legal Practice Course (LPC)/Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
If you have completed a Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) (formerly the Bar Vocational Course BVC) you can apply for full exemption from CILEX qualifications and for CILEx graduate membership.
Qualifying Law Degrees
If you hold a qualifying law degree* you can apply for exemption from the CILEX Level 3 Diploma in Law and Practice and the Law units from the CILEX Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice. You can then complete your academic studies and gain graduate membership of CILEX Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice, consisting of Level 6 Client Care Skills unit and two Level 6 Practice units (one of which must link to the subjects you studied within your law degree).
*A qualifying law degree is one recognised as qualifying by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). www.sra.org.uk/students/courses/qualifying-law-degree-providers.page
CILEX reviews its fees annually.