SQE exam dates 2024-25 and registration with Kaplan

Learn more about how to register, book and take your SQE exams

Registering for the SQE exams

Securing your SQE exam dates is an important step as you embark on your SQE journey. The exams are exclusively administered by Kaplan on behalf of the SRA, and are offered several times a year.

Taking the SQE exams involves three steps:

  • Registration at the SQE website with the SRA and Kaplan
  • Pre-booking
  • Booking with Pearson VUE which runs the assessments themselves on behalf of Kaplan

Registration with Kaplan

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, and before you can choose your SQE exam date, you need to pre-book. This involves:

  1. Completing a diversity survey (not mandatory).
  2. Telling the SRA about any SQE exemptions you might have.
  3. Requesting any reasonable adjustments you’ll require to sit your exams.

You’ll need to go through the pre-booking process for both SQE1 and SQE2 separately. You can only pre-book and book your SQE2 exam dates once you’ve passed SQE1 (unless you are exempt from SQE1).

Booking your SQE1 exam date

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.

Subject to availability, you may choose your preferred location and book your space. You’ll need to pay for both parts of SQE1 to Kaplan at the time you book your exam.

When you arrive at the assessment centre on your SQE exam date, 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.

Booking your SQE2 exam date

Once you’ve passed SQE1 (or if you are exempt), follow the same process to pre-book, book and pay for your SQE2 exams. The SQE2 assessments run across five half-days (two for the oral part and three for the written part).

You’ll book your SQE2 oral assessments separately to your SQE2 written assessments. However, the payment for two assessments is made together on the SQE website.

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SQE exam costs and locations in 2024-25

The cost to take SQE1 is £1,798 (£899 for FLK1 and £899 for FLK2) and for SQE2 it is £2,766.

Kaplan offers SQE1 assessments twice a year, in January and July, at test centres in the UK and across the rest of the world.

SQE2 is offered four times a year in the UK (the written part is offered in several locations outside of the UK). This gives you a lot of flexibility to select your SQE2 exam dates at the time that best suits you.

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.

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Upcoming SQE1 exam dates in 2024-25

Assessment Dates Booking opening date Booking closing date Results release date
SQE1 January 2024 FLK1: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 January 2024
FLK2: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 January 2024
4 October 2023 15 November 2023 14 March 2024
SQE1 July 2024 FLK1: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 July 2024
FLK2: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 July 2024
10 April 2024 22 May 2024 10 September 2024
SQE1  January 2025 FLK1: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 January 2025
FLK2: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 January 2025
1 October 2024 14 November 2024 11 March 2025

You’ll have the option to select the SQE1 exam date that suits you best each week. For example, you might choose to sit for FLK1 on 15 January and FLK2 on 22 January.

When booking your assessment, you will be able to see the available test centres for each day at the Pearson VUE website. Not all test centres are open every day on each exam window.

Upcoming SQE2 exam dates in 2024-25

Assessment Dates Booking opening date Booking closing date Results release date
SQE2 January 2024 Written: 30 January – 1 February

Oral: first sitting: 6-7 February

Oral: second sitting: 8-9 February

18 October 2023 7 December 2023 29 May 2024
SQE2 April 2024 Written: 30 April – 2 May

Oral: first sitting: 7-8 May

Oral: second sitting: 9-10 May

Oral: third sitting: 14-15 May

Oral: fourth sitting: 16-17 May

10 January 2024 20 March 2024 28 August 2024
SQE2 July 2024 Written: 13-15 August

Oral: first sitting: 31 July – 1 August

Oral: second sitting: 6-7 August

Oral: third sitting: 8-9 August

24 April 2024 19 June 2024 26 November 2024
SQE2 October 2024 Written: 5-7 November 2024

Oral: first sitting: 23-24 October 202

Oral: second sitting:  29-30 October 2024

Oral: third sitting:  31 October – 1 November 2024

10 July 2024 18 September 2024 To be confirmed in due course
January 2025 Written: 11-13 February 2025

Oral: first sitting: 30-31 January 2025

Oral: first sitting: 4-5 February 2025

Oral: first sitting: 6-7 January 2025

16 October 2024 12 December 2024 28 May 2025

The SQE2 oral assessments are offered in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff. However, not all sittings will be available in all of these locations.

You’ll take your SQE2 written assessments at one of Pearson VUE’s test centres in the UK and internationally. The SRA will confirm the locations where the written part will be available when a booking window opens.

SQE exam results

You will receive your SQE assessment results by email directly from Kaplan.

SQE1 results will be made available by Kaplan within 5-6 weeks after the SQE examination date, while SQE2 results become available within 14-18 weeks following the exams.

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