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State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Certification

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Definition

State and federal government and administrative practice is the practice of law on behalf of public or private clients on matters including but not limited to rulemaking or adjudication associated with state or federal government entity actions such as contracts, licenses, orders, permits, policies, or rules. State and federal government and administrative practice also includes appearing before or presiding as an administrative law judge, arbitrator, hearing officer, or member of an administrative tribunal or panel over a dispute involving an administrative or government action.

Thinking of Becoming Board Certified? Review a summary of the requirements. PDF document opens in new window

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 $250 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. Visit www.floridabar.org/certification and click “New! Check Your Board Certification CLE Credits” to view and print a record of your current certification credit hours. You will be due to file a recertification application by August 15, 2014 if you were originally certified in 2009.

Currently Certified

If you were originally certified in 2009, the Application for Recertification Word document opens in new window must be postmarked by August 15, 2014. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by July 31, 2014 unless you file a recertification extension request.

Recertification File Extension
To request a one-time 3-month extension, please submit the
Recertification Extension Application Word document opens in new window.

Seeking Certification
If you wish to apply for certification, the
Initial Application for Certification Word document opens in new window filing period opens September 1, 2014 and applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2014. This filing period is to become eligible to sit for the May 2014 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice certification examination.

You may submit an Abbreviated Application for Certification Word document opens in new window only if you meet one of the following conditions. In order to become eligible to sit for the 2015 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Exam, the abbreviated application must be postmarked by October 31, 2014.

1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by October 31, 2013 which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2014 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Exam.

2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by October 31, 2013 which was approved, you took the 2014 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Exam, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score. (Please note if you were unsuccessful on the 2013 and 2014 exams, you are not eligible to apply for the 2015 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Exam, but you may reapply in 2016 by submitting the Initial Application for Certification.)


Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-25

State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Committee Members

State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Vicki B. Simmons
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850/561-3141
vsimmons@flabar.org

State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Certification Field Established 2006

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[Revised: 12-19-2014]