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   Limited Access - Special

Personal financial management course providers generally require
Limited Access - Special CM/ECF logins only.

Getting a CM/ECF login and password

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

To become a Limited Access - Special CM/ECF E-filer with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of California, personal financial management course providers must demonstrate that they can attach a certificate of completion to our CM/ECF training system.

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 Limited Access - Special CM/ECF login and password:


Click on the Register button to open the registration form in PDF format. Complete the registration form, then follow the directions on the form to submit it.

Proceed to the next step after submitting your registration form.

Click here to get the Registration form


Click on the Test button to open the CM/ECF test in PDF format. Follow the directions on the test to complete it.

xClick here to get the CM/ECF test


Save the completed test to your computer. Attach your 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 an E-filing account.

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 at, 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.