CiLCA Certificate Requests

3 April 2024

You might be aware that PKF recently informed clerks that one of this year’s intermediate audit requirements involves demonstrating proficiency in using General Power of Competence (GPC) Wales by presenting their Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).

PKF state that the request is for evidence that the clerk held the relevant qualification at the date the General Power of Competence (GPC) was adopted. Acceptable forms of evidence include the certificate or a screenshot of the qualification in the SLCC account area here.

While alternative forms of evidence are considered acceptable, SLCC strongly recommend that clerks maintain a copy of their CiLCA certificate for documentation purposes.

We’ve received an influx of requests for replacement CiLCA certificates, so we appreciate your patience as we address these requests. Replacement certificates are available from £15 depending on your awarding body and can be requested by by completing the replacement certificate form found here and sending to [email protected].

We aim to respond to requests with 5 working days, however, please be aware that your request will then need to be handled by your awarding body which can then take approximately 4 – 6 weeks to be processed. Please note: Unfortunately, there have been many changes to the awarding bodies for CiLCA (some of which are no longer in existence). Regrettably, due to this in a number of cases it might not prove possible to replace a certificate.


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