Making changes to your personal licence
If you hold a personal licence you may need to make changes to it. Some changes you can make using our online services. For others, you'll need to complete a paper application form.
Before you apply you should follow our guidance to help you complete the application form.
If your roles or responsibilities change when holding a personal licence
The activities you are permitted to carry out under a functional or management licence are different. You may need a different licence if your responsibilities or role changes.
You cannot hold both a Personal Functional Licence and Personal Management Licence at the same time.
If you hold a Personal Functional Licence and need a Personal Management Licence
You need to apply for a new Personal Management Licence and pay the required fee.
When we process your management licence application, we will automatically surrender your functional licence and issue your new management licence. You will not be able to carry out the activities covered by a functional licence.
If you hold a Personal Management Licence and only need a Personal Functional Licence
You need to apply for a new Personal Functional Licence and pay the required fee.
When we process your functional licence application, we will automatically surrender your management licence and issue your new functional licence.
You will not be able to carry out the activities covered by a management licence.
If you hold a Personal Management Licence and need to perform the activities covered by a Personal Functional Licence
If you hold a management licence but only need to cover a functional role occasionally then your management licence allows you to do this.
You can apply to vary your management licence to allow you to carry out the activities covered by a functional licence however, this will only be considered in some rare circumstances. We will question the need for this change and will expect a clear explanation. You will need to pay a fee of 25 percent of the management licence fee to change your licence. Details of how to pay this are included in the application.
We cannot issue a personal licence if you already hold one. Therefore, you'll only hold a personal management licence.
Costs to vary your licence
You'll need to pay the following administration costs for adding, deleting or amending a personal licence.
|Adding a licensed activity||25 percent of standard licence fee|
|Amending a licensed activity||25 percent of standard licence fee|
|Removing a licensed activity||£40 fee|
|Changing details (requiring a new licence to be issued)||£40 fee|
|Adding a condition||25 percent of standard licence fee|
|Amending a condition||25 percent of standard licence fee|
|Removing a condition||25 percent of standard licence fee|
|Change of name||Free|
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Last updated: 23 January 2023
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