Application for a Local Practising Certificate for the 2021/2022 Financial Year

16 Apr 2021

The Legal Profession Rules 2009 provide that the standard renewal period for the renewal of practising certificates is from 1 May until 31 May each year. Applications received during this time pay the standard application fee of $1,250 (plus a $20 contribution to the Solicitors Guarantee Fund, if required).

This year the online application form will be available from 1 May 2021.

If you hold a current local practising certificate (and you have not notified the Board that you will not be renewing your practising certificate) on or after Thursday, 29 April 2021 you will receive an email containing instructions on how to renew your local practising certificate.

Please note that as advised in our recent news item due to the increasing amount of online services offered though the Board’s website, after logging in to our website the access to renew your practising certificate will now be via a button called Online Portal.

We have also introduced a range of new features which will be available from 1 May 2021, including a profile page where you can update your details and access your Practitioner/CPDMS ID, you can find out more in this document.

You should ensure that you keep the Board updated with your current email address. If you are unsure if the Board has your correct email address please email the Board at

If you require any further information regarding your local practising certificate renewal application process, please contact the Board by email at
Legal Practice Board of Western Australia
PO Box 5720 WA 6831
Level 6 | 111 St Georges Terrace | Perth WA 6000
T:  6211 3600
F:  6211 3650