LC/LCA Self Service Portal 2021

The Candidate Self Service Portal (CSSP) is a service provided by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) and the Department of Education for 6th year candidates entered for the 2021 Leaving Certificate.

The Candidate portal will open at 12 Noon on Wednesday 10 March and close at 6 pm on Tuesday 16 March.

The Leaving Certificate Candidate Self Service Portal (CSSP) can be accessed at or and then click on ‘Leaving Certificate Candidate Self Service Portal (CSSP) 2021’.

To assist Candidates the SEC has prepared a step by step ‘Before You Start Guide’, and we strongly advise all candidates to read this Guide and the important information before they commence the registration process on the Candidate Self Service Portal.

Note please that it will be possible for candidates to update their choices at the end of April/early May to include indicating that they want to take an examination in a subject which they had opted out of taking. However, there are limitations on this choice as by the time the portal reopens candidates will have lost the opportunity to take any of the related assessment components in multi-component subjects.

Summary of Accredited Grade/State Exam

A brief summary sheet on the state exams and accredited grades 2021

CSSP Portal -Before you start guide

Please read this document in full before registering on the portal