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   Limited Access - New to 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 to obtain a CM/ECF login and password 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 CM/ECF training consists of these components:

  • Self-paced videos containing specifics for CM/ECF filing in our court

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

All filers must successfully complete our CM/ECF test
to receive their CM/ECF 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
Get Acquainted with CM/ECF (video; 10 mins)
Local Rules (video; 5 mins)
Utilizing Court Forms (video; 7 mins)
Working with PDFs (video; 6 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.

Upon your successful completion of our CM/ECF test, we will contact you within two business days concerning your CM/ECF login and password.

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Need Help?

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

For further assistance, contact the court's Training Department:

  • (619) 557-7535