The Admissions and Licensing Committee

The Admissions and Licensing Committee (or ALC) is the independent committee responsible for overseeing the admissions process and for certain individual admissions decisions. The Committee oversees:

  • qualifying experience assessments
  • work-based learning applications
  • applications for individual practice rights (including advocacy applications)
  • apprenticeships assessments


The Committee also oversees the CPD process.

The Committee is made up of professional and lay members. The Committee can be chaired by any of its members. The Committee meets approximately every eight weeks and usually has six meetings each year.

The Committee’s responsibilities are to:

  • consider applications that can’t be approved by the office (CILEx Regulation)
  • hear Stage 1 appeals on decisions to refuse an application
  • review policy proposals/changes to application processes
  • oversee CILEx Regulation’s role as the external quality assurer for Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeships
  • review CPS training and assessment for Associate Prosecutors*
  • review advocacy training and assessment provision*


*in conjunction with CILEx Regulation’s external advisers