Registering for the SQE and booking assessments

To sit any of the assessments you will need to register - this involves creating an account, activating it, and logging in.

Once logged in, you will complete your registration by verifying your identity. This only needs to be done once.

Before you can book and sit your SQE assessments, you need to complete pre-booking steps. You will need to do this ahead of booking each assessment but you do not have to wait until the booking window opens to do this.

Pre-booking steps include:

  • completing a diversity survey
  • telling us about exemptions you have, and
  • requesting reasonable adjustments you need to sit your assessments

If you cannot register or complete the pre-booking steps due to a disability or other condition, please contact SQE Candidate Services and our team members will work with you to find the best way to help.


Registering for the SQE

You must register before you can book assessments. We recommend that you register as early as possible. This is to ensure that you have given yourself enough time to complete all pre-booking steps prior to the booking window opening.

To register, you will:

  • create an account,
  • activate it, and
  • log in

Learn more: Registering for the SQE


ID verification

When you register, you must verify your identity. You will need a clear image of your government-issued ID on hand to verify your identity.

Learn more: ID verification


Diversity survey

You must complete the monitoring and maximising diversity survey before you book any SQE assessment. The survey will cover a range of areas, including questions about your education, background, and ethnicity. No part of the survey is mandatory. But your answers will help us with our SQE equality and diversity monitoring. You will be prompted to review and, if appropriate, update your responses before you book any later assessments.


Exemptions

If you are already a qualified lawyer, you may be eligible for an exemption from part of the SQE. If you plan to apply for an exemption, wait to learn the outcome before you book your assessments.

Learn more: Exemptions


Reasonable adjustments

If you will need help or assistance to sit your assessments, let us know before booking your assessments. Doing this as early as possible will help ensure there is sufficient time to review your request and organise any agreed adjustments.

Learn more: Reasonable adjustments


Booking your assessments

You can book your assessments after you have registered and completed all the pre-booking steps.

We recommend that you book as soon as possible as booking is based on a first come first served basis.

Learn more: Booking assessments

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Ready to register for the SQE?

Create your personal SQE account and book your assessments.

Register for SQE 

Have you passed the SQE?

Find out what happens after passing the SQE and admission to the roll of solicitors.

Learn more