Complete a course of study to gain an official certification from Law Society of Scotland.

What is certification?

While our existing accreditation programme is based on demonstrating expertise over a five-year period, our new certifications are awarded based on successful completion of training and coursework. These certification courses will appeal to those who are building up expertise in a particular field and are looking to take the next step. By completing the course, you will gain a more comprehensive set of skills and knowledge in a specific area which will be recognised by your peers and the wider legal sector.

What's involved in a certification course?

We’re applying a blended learning approach of online independent learning modules and classroom training delivered by experts, followed by submission of coursework. Certification courses also count towards your mandatory CPD for the legal year. They are made up of 16+ hours of verifiable CPD training, with some offering optional hours of online study materials.

The courses are designed with our members in mind but are also open to non-members.

If you would like to suggest certifications we could offer in future, please email CPD@lawscot.org.uk.

Available Certification Courses

Essential Business & Leadership Skills Certification Course

Complete the course and become one of the first Law Society of Scotland certified specialists in Essential Business Skills.

Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Certification Course

Discover how you can be one of the first Law Society of Scotland certified specialists in AML.

Data Protection Certification Course

Become a Law Society of Scotland certified specialist and also receive a qualification from TQUK as part of our newest certification course.

Trauma Informed Lawyer Certification Course

Become one of the first Law Society of Scotland certified specialists in trauma-informed practice.

Risk Management and Governance Certification Course

Discover how you can become one of our first certified specialists in risk management and governance.

Cyber Security Certification Course

Complete the course to become a certified specialist in cyber security. Accelerate your career by learning from top experts in class and online.