What is the SQE?
Who is the SQE for?
Costs and fees
Dates and locations
The assessment day
Results and resits
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To register for the SQE, you need to provide a valid, official photo ID.
You will need to upload an image of your ID when you register so that we can authenticate it and verify your identity. We will keep a copy of your ID document throughout your SQE journey. We will retain it for the life of your account being active, or for as long as it takes for you to sit and pass the SQE.
Valid official photo ID.
We recommend that you use your passport to verify your identity.
You must bring two forms of identification to SQE1 and SQE2 written (taking place at Pearson VUE test centres).
Preferably, one of these should be the same ID you used when registering.
We recommend you bring your current valid passport as the primary form of identification. Alternatively, you may use one of the following documents as a primary form of identification. If you present any of the primary IDs listed below, they must be valid with photo embedded.
The second form of identification must contain your full name and signature (e.g. a signed debit or credit card).
Important: No other forms of identification are acceptable. If you have any concerns contact the Candidate Services team as soon as possible.
If you fail to present the correct forms of identification, you will be denied entry to the examination and forfeit your examination fee.
The name on your identification must exactly match the name you provided when you registered with the SQE. The assessment centre staff have no discretion to waive or vary the identification rules.
You must bring the same valid form of photo ID you used when you registered. If you have had to change your ID during the period between registration and sitting the SQE2 oral exam, you must update the photo ID record held on your SQE account before you attend the assessment. Failure to do so will delay your exam registration process on the day of an assessment.
If staff are in any doubt about either your identity or the authenticity of any documents provided, the following will take place:
If there are any such unresolved issues relating to evidence of your identity, you will not be permitted to sit any further SQE assessments.
Your ID is collected and retained for as long as you are a registered SQE candidate.
This information is treated with the strictest confidence. It will be used to ensure that we are able to confirm you are the registered candidate at the point of sitting SQE.
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