Follow the steps to register and take your SQE assessments
The SQE exams are administered by Kaplan as a sole provider, so you need to register with them to take your assessments. You then need to book your exam date with Pearson VUE, which runs the assessments itself.
Taking the SQE1 exam involves three steps:
The first step is registering with the SRA and Kaplan and opening your MySRA account. You’ll need a valid photo ID at this point (e.g. a passport, photo driving licence, or government-issued ID).
Once you’ve registered, you need to pre-book. This involves:
You’ll need to go through the pre-booking process for both SQE1 and SQE2 separately (you can only pre-book and book SQE2 once you’ve passed SQE1 (unless you are exempt from SQE1).
The computer-based SQE1 exam takes place at a number of test centres around the world. The exam is delivered by Pearson VUE in conjunction with Kaplan. Once you’ve registered and pre-booked, you need to sign in to your SQE account online to view the assessment centres available to you. Choose your preferred location and book your space.
When you book your assessment date, you will need to pay for both parts of SQE1 to Kaplan.
When you arrive at your assessment, your ID will be checked. You’ll have two half days of tests for SQE1, each split into two 153-minute sessions. There’s an hour break between each session.
Once you’ve passed SQE1, follow the same process to pre-book, book and pay for your SQE2 assessments.
SQE2 assessments run across five half-days (two for the oral part and three for the written part).
Kaplan offers SQE1 assessments twice a year at test centres in the UK and across the rest of the world. SQE2 is offered three times a year in the UK (the written part is offered in several locations outside of the UK).
It’s best to book early as places can be limited. You can check availability at a test centre using the “seat availability” section of the SQE website.
The cost to take SQE1 is £1,798 and for SQE2 it is £2,766.
|2024||SQE1||FLK1: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 January 2024
FLK2: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 January 2024
|2024||SQE1*||FLK1: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 July 2024
FLK2: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 July 2024
|2024||SQE1||July and October|
Subject to availability, you’ll be able to pick whichever date in each week you prefer. For example, you may prefer to sit FLK1 on 15 January and FLK2 on 22 January.
You’ll see the available test centres for each day when you are booking your assessment. Not all test centres will be available every day.
You will receive your SQE assessment results by email directly from Kaplan.
SQE1 assessment results will be made available by Kaplan within 5-6 weeks after the examination date, while SQE2 results become available within 14-18 weeks following the exam.
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