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Leaving Cert 2024 update

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Update: May 22nd 2024

Principal's letter ref State Exams

Leaving Cert. Update : May 10th

All students must watch the video in the link below with reference to sitting the state exams

Please click on link to view video from State Examinations Commission

Leaving Cert.2024


The State Examinations Commission (SEC) as part of its digital strategy, introduced a facility to allow Leaving Certificate candidates to confirm their subject and level entry details online (including adding or withdrawing from subjects), replacing the previous system of using individual Leaving Certificate candidate (E7) entry forms. The use of the online system, the Candidate Self Service Portal (CSSP) will continue for the 2024 Leaving Certificate.

The portal will open tomorrow Wednesday 17th of January 2024 for candidates to register and activate their account and confirm their subject entries and levels. It will remain open for this purpose until 5pm Friday 02 February 2024.

It is essential that students register through the Portal as this Portal will provide candidates with the opportunity to confirm that their personal details are correct (i.e. Name and Date of Birth), their subject choice and levels, registration will also allow future access to their results and for the later stages of the process such as the appeals application process. During this time Leaving Certificate Applied Year 2 (LCA2) candidates will be required to register and create their account.

Please click on the link below and register and follow instructions

Click here to login CSSP 2024.

Reviewing and Confirming Subjects and Levels.

The portal will be pre-populated with the data entered by schools through the PPOD October returns process (i.e. Names, Date of Births, Subjects & Levels). This means that only those subjects which candidates have been studying in schools will be displayed on the portal.

It is extremely important at this stage that schools engage with candidates regarding their selection of their level in each subject at this time. Candidates should be advised by their teachers to select the level at which they are currently studying each subject. The SEC will use this information for planning purposes. We will also provide this information to schools through a turnaround document for review. Candidates will be permitted to change levels in the written examinations on the day of the examination, as in previous years.

Candidates will have the opportunity to add any subjects that they are studying outside of school or to delete subjects if they are no longer intending to present for examinations in particular subjects.

It is extremely important that candidates take the time to ensure that their examination entries are correct on the portal before they submit. Once a candidate has confirmed their subjects and levels on the portal they will not be able to log back into the portal to update their data. Candidates will receive a confirmation email outlining the subjects and levels they are entered for. If a candidate notices an error on their confirmation email they must contact the school in relation to the error.

Reviewing and Confirming Name and Date of Birth

For 2024, a new feature has been added to the CSSP. If the prepopulated name and date of birth is incorrect, candidates will have an opportunity to update their record on the CSSP during the registration process. Once they have completed the registration process they will not be able to log back in to update.

Role of Schools in Checking and Confirming the Information Updated by Candidates

When the candidate entry confirmation process on the CSSP has concluded, the SEC will provide schools with a report of the entries(Matrix) for the candidates in the school for review and confirmation. For data and examinations integrity reasons, schools will also be issued with a turnaround document for verification in respect of any candidates who have updated their names and/or date of births. Having this data captured accurately now will reduce our requirement to contact schools and candidates in the summer period.

Access to the Portal

Leaving Certificate candidates will access the portal at from Wednesday 17th January 2024 at 1pm. A CSSP Before You Start Guide 2024 will be provided which candidates should read before commencing the process. To access the portal, candidates will need the following:

  • their examination number (The SEC provided these to schools before Christmas)
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN). The PIN will be the first 4 digits of the candidate’s Personal Public Services Number (PPS number). In the event that a candidate does not have a PPS number or a PPS was not recorded a unique PIN will be created and issued to the school prior to the portal opening.
  • an email address and mobile phone number to which the candidate will have regular access to over the coming months.

Examination Fees 2024
There are no examination fees for 2024 exam

There is helpdesk support available at 1800-111135 or 1800-111136 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday untilTuesday 02 February 2024. Outside of these hours you can email

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Leaving Cert Results
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First Year start date
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