Disclosure and Barring Service check

Application process

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

There are a number of reasons why CILEx Regulation may request a Disclosure Certificate from you. Please use the table below to ensure you are applying for the right level of certificate:

The reason why you are applying for a Disclosure Certificate Level of Certificate Required 
Any individual applying for membership of CILEx or any registered member of CILEx declaring a conviction or caution in a prior conduct declaration.  Basic
A member of CILEx working in an unregulated firm undertaking financial transactions on behalf of clients or the formation of companies. Basic
A Graduate member applying for Fellowship, but only where they are declaring prior conduct.  Standard
An individual applying for Practice Rights (including extended rights of audience), even if you are not declaring prior conduct.  Standard
An Approved Manager / Owner in an Authorised Entity, even if you are not declaring prior conduct.  Standard
As a Compliance Manager in an Authorised Entity, even if you are not declaring prior conduct. Standard
An individual applying for reinstatement as a Fellow, but only where they are declaring prior conduct. Standard

For a Basic Disclosure certificate

1. Please go to https://www.gov.uk/request-copy-criminal-record and click the 'start now' button to apply online for a Basic Certificate. 

2. Before starting the online application please ensure you have the following information to hand:

  • National Insurance number
  • Five years address history including postcodes
  • Passport details (If you have one)
  • UK driver licence details (If you have one)
  • A valid credit or debit card with which to make payment for the service

3. When you receive your Basic certificate please send a photocopy to CILEx Regulation. Please note this must be a photocopy.  We do not accept photographic images of certificates. We reserve the right to request the original Basic certificate, so please keep it in a safe place. 

For a Standard Disclosure certificate 

uCheck carry out Standard Disclosure checks on behalf of CILEx Regulation. The information below will help you obtain a Standard Disclosure certificate through them:

1. At the time a Standard Disclosure check is required you will be contacted by CILEx Regulation to explain the next steps. You will then receive an email from uCheck with a link to their online system to complete the application. If you don’t receive the email, please check your junk folders.

2. Before starting the online application please ensure you have the following information to hand:

  • National Insurance number
  • Five years address history including postcodes
  • Passport details (If you have one)
  • UK driver licence details (If you have one)
  • A valid credit or debit card with which to make payment for the service

3. Once you have completed the online form you will need to get your ID verified. Please read the ID Verifying Guide carefully to ensure this is done correctly. This will help us to process your application quickly and avoid unnecessary delays. 

4. Send your verified ID by post to CILEx Regulation, Manor Drive, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 7AB.

5. uCheck will process your application and you will be sent a Standard Disclosure certificate directly from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

6. When you receive your Standard Disclosure certificate please send a photocopy to CILEx Regulation. Please note this must be a photocopy.  We do not accept photographic images of certificates. We reserve the right to request the original Standard certificate, so please keep it in a safe place.