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   Limited Access - Already filing with CM/ECF

Creditor representatives generally require
Limited Access CM/ECF logins.

Getting a CM/ECF login and password

Creditor representatives must take our CM/ECF training and register for an E-filing account at to E-file in the Southern District of California.

Each bankruptcy court has different filing requirements, and our CM/ECF training focuses on our court-specific filing requirements.

Your training consists of these components:

  • Self-paced videos for CM/ECF and local court information

  • Our CM/ECF test, which involves answering quiz questions based the videos and filing documents in our CM/ECF training database

All filers must successfully complete our CM/ECF test
and register with for a CM/ECF E-filing login and password for our court.

Follow these steps to obtain a CM/ECF login and password:

Complete the registration form.

Click here to get the registration form


View the interactive training videos.


You may wish to print the CM/ECF test (see Step 3) to help you answer the quiz questions as you work through the training videos.

Training Video
Local Rules (video; 5 mins)
Utilizing Court Forms (video; 7 mins)
Using the CM/ECF Online Manual (video; 13 mins)



Complete the CM/ECF test.

Click here to get the CM/ECF test


Attach your completed CM/ECF test to an E-mail and send it to:

After we receive your test, we will review it.

Click here to send E-mail to

Register for a PACER E-filing login and password.

At the PACER Web site

click on the Register tab and follow the instructions.

Upon your successful completion of our training certification requirements and your registration in PACER, the court will activate your PACER E-filing account.


Need Help?


Questions regarding PACER accounts should be directed to the PACER Service Center:

Training Help

Questions regarding CM/ECF training should be directed to the court's Training Department:

  • (619) 557-7535

Our CM/ECF Resources page contains other tutorial lessons, training videos, and links to other resources.