I am already a CLC Lawyer

Licensed Conveyancers wishing to apply to the CLC for a Probate Licence:

  1. are NOT required to pass the Diploma in Probate Law and Practice Level 4, but
  2. must complete the following two units in the Diploma in Probate Law and Practice, Level 6 (which will be separately certificated by SQA)
    Unit 1: Wills, Succession and Grants of Representation; AND
    Unit 2: Administration of Estates

Licensed Conveyancers will be exempt from the requirement to complete Unit 3: Managing Client and Office Accounts (Probate) on the basis of having already achieved the CLC Final Accounts course and/or Managing Client and Office Accounts (Conveyancing).


Licensed Probate Practitioners Licensed Probate Practitioners wishing to apply for a Conveyancing Licence:

  1. are NOT required to pass the Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice Level 4, but
  2. must complete the following two units in the Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice, Level 6 (which will be separately certificated by SQA):
    Unit 1: Landlord and Tenant; AND
  3. Unit 2: Conveyancing Law and Practice

Licensed Probate Practitioners will be exempt from the requirement to complete Unit 3: Managing Client and Office Accounts (Conveyancing) on the basis of having already achieved the CLC Final Accounts course and/or Managing Client and Office Accounts (Probate).


NOTE 1. ALL CLC licence applicants must provide a Statement of Practical Experience for the service they intend to provide (conveyancing/probate), verified by an Authorised Person in order to become eligible to apply for a CLC licence.

NOTE 2. Where appropriate conveyancing or probate supervision cannot be provided by the CLC Lawyer’s employer other appropriate supervision arrangements must be secured from another appropriate business; and be agreed with the CLC BEFORE the period of practical experience begins and any conveyancing/probate services are provided to the public. Email traineelawyer@clc-uk.org

To study any of the units mentioned above, candidates must enrol with an approved training provider and present a copy of their current practising certificate during the enrolment process.

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