The Florida Bar
Real Estate Certification

Certified Attorneys


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. PDF document opens in new window

Board Certification Applications for Lawyers

The applications for initial board certification and recertification are currently being updated and will be posted here by the end of March.

You will be due to file a recertification application by August 15, 2016 if you were originally certified in 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 or 2011.

The filing period for initial applications is September 1 - October 31.

General Information

Exam Specifications Revised 12/6/2012PDF document opens in new window

Format and Scoring PDF document opens in new window

Sample Exam Questions PDF document opens in new window

Study Guide PDF document opens in new window

Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-9 - Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer

Real Estate Certification Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Real Estate Committee Members

Real Estate Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:

Carol Vaught
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
(850) 561-5738

Real Estate Certification Field Established 1986

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[Revised: 02-04-2016]