Police Station Accreditation

We offer several training courses to assist you in gaining accreditation as a Police Station Representative.

All of our courses are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as qualifying for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

This scheme deals with the accreditation of those representatives who advise suspects at the police station. Most firms of solicitors who undertake criminal legal aid work use accredited representatives to advise and assist clients at police stations.

There are three assessment elements under the scheme. All three of the following must be successfully completed:

  • written examination
  • portfolio of cases
  • Critical Incidents Test (CIT).


In order to register:

  1. Please complete a registration form.
  2. Pay the minimum deposit of £200, or the full fees if you prefer.
  3. Collate any supporting documentation (eg the certificate to support your request for exemption from sitting the examination).

Please post these to us at:

Professional Development Unit
Centre for Professional Legal Studies
Cardiff School of Law and Politics
Museum Avenue
CF10 3AX

Terms and conditions

Please note:

  • You must register at least two weeks before the first assessment or training session that you wish to undertake.
  • We do not accept registration forms by facsimile or email.
  • Be aware that each scheme has a different registration form.
  • Payment of the balance of the fees for each assessment or training session falls two weeks before you are due to undertake the assessment or training session.

Contact us

To find out more, please contact:

Professional Development Unit