Practitioner renewal information

Before you start: Fees, professional standards scheme and CPD

You have created you login to the new myQLS portal

You would have received an email in April with a unique link to create a login for the new myQLS portal. You will need to create a new login as per the process detailed in the email prior to renewing your practicing certificate. More information on creating a log in can be found here. Any issues or questions, please contact portalsupport@qls.com.au 

You know who will be paying your fees (you or your employer)

If you are paying your own fees, have a credit card ready when you submit your form. If your employer is paying, choose “pay later”.

Does the law practice participate in the QLS Professional Standards (Limitation of Liability) Scheme?

QLS members associated with law practices automatically participate in the QLS Professional Standards (Limitation of Liability) Scheme. To not participate in the Scheme, you must apply for an exemption when renewing your membership. Please ensure you have discussed this with your employer before completing your renewal application. For enquiries, phone 1300 367 757 or email psscheme@qls.com.au

Are you CPD compliant?

Ensure you have achieved your minimum CPD requirement of 10 units by 31 March 2022. This includes at least one CPD unit in each of the compulsory core areas of professional skills, practical legal ethics and practice management and business skills. If practitioners will not achieve the minimum CPD requirement by 31 March 2022, they should contact QLS’s Records and Member Services team on 1300 067 757 or email records@qls.com.au. For further information on CPD read the CPD Guide or contact the CPD administrator on 1300 367 757 or email cpd@qls.com.au 

Renewal application

Do you need further information?

If you have questions or need assistance during the renewal period, please contact our Records & Member Services team on 1300 367 757 or by email records@qls.com.au.

Where do I find my online renewal application form?

Your online renewal application form will appear in the new myQLS on 12 May 2022. You will receive an email directing you to it when it is available.

Go to myQLS  and click on Renew Practising Certificate and log in using your QLS username (email address) and password.  If you need help logging in please contact our Records & Member Services team on 1300 367 757 or email portalsupport@qls.com.au.

If your details are not correct on this page, please contact our Records & Member Services team before proceeding further. Incorrect information here may cause problems with your invoice or practising certificate.

Under rule 18A of the Queensland Law Society Administration Rule 2005 it is the responsibility of each practitioner to provide any change of address or place of employment to QLS within seven days of the change occurring. Changes should be notified in writing to records@qls.com.au.

Once you have submitted your renewal form, the completed form will be available in the messages and forms tab of myQLS.

What is the deadline for renewal applications?

You can renew online from 12 May 2022. All renewal application forms must be successfully submitted online and prescribed fees received by QLS on or before 31 May 2022 (rule 17(1) of the Queensland Law Society Administration Rule 2005).

A renewal application is only complete when all fees have been received by the Society. 

When are payments due?

All fees are due by 31 May 2022. Before you log in to complete your practising certificate renewal application, you must know who is paying your fees. Practising certificates will not issue until all fees are paid.

Payment options

Fees may be paid as soon as you have submitted your online renewal application forms. If your employer is paying your fees (practising certificate and/or membership), please ensure you discuss this with them. This will help you to ensure that no overpayments are made by you or your employer.

Payment options for individuals are as follows:

Credit card

You can pay by credit card at the time of completing your renewal forms. Simply click on the pay now by credit card on the payment review page.

BPay

BPay details will be on your pro forma invoice which will be emailed to you after you submit your renewal forms.



When will I receive my practising certificate?

To ensure efficiency and sustainability, your practising certificate will be issued electronically as a PDF once your renewal application is successfully submitted, all prescribed fees are received, and all requirements are met.

Refunds

Refunds will be processed as soon as possible, in the order they are received. Please note, due to the large number of payments being processed during the renewal period, refunds may take up to 8 weeks to process from the date of the request of the refund.