The Florida Bar
|Real Estate Certification|
Certified lawyers in real estate deal with matters relating to real property transactions including, but not limited to real estate conveyances, title searches, property transfers, leases, condominiums and cooperatives, interval ownership, mortgage, zoning and land use planning, real estate development and financing, real estate litigation, and determination of property rights.
Thinking of Becoming Board Certified? Review a summary of the requirements.
|Board Certification Applications for Lawyers|
To download an application, click on the appropriate application. You will be asked if you would like to "Open" or "Save" the file (MSWord). It is advisable to save the file to your computer for future reference. Type in your responses on the application and print a copy. Attach any required documents, enclose the appropriate application fee, and mail your application to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Dept., 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.
Board Certification CLE credit hours are now available online. Log in to your My Florida Bar account, and select “Show More” in the My Board Certifications section. Check “Show All” and select appellate practice from the drop down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab.
If you were originally certified in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 or 2010, the Application for Recertification must be postmarked by August 15, 2015. All requirements for recertification must be completed by July 31, 2015 unless you file a recertification extension request.
Recertification File Extension
To request a one-time 3-month extension, please submit the Recertification Extension Application by August 15, 2015.
Seeking Certification (form update pending)
If you wish to apply for certification, the Initial Application for Certification filing period opens September 1, 2015 and applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2015. This filing period is to become eligible to sit for the May 2016 Real Estate Certification Examination.
You may submit an Abbreviated Application for Certification only if you meet one of the following conditions. In order to become eligible to sit for the May 2016 Real Estate Certification Examination, the abbreviated application must be postmarked by October 31, 2015.
Exam Specifications Revised 12/6/2012
Format and Scoring
Sample Exam Questions
Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-9 - Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer
Real Estate Certification Committee Policies
Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Real Estate Committee Members
Real Estate Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
Real Estate Certification Field Established 1986