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Real Estate Certification

Certified Attorneys

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Definition

Certified lawyers in real estate law 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

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.

Currently Certified
If you were originally certified in 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 or 2009, the
Application for Recertification must be postmarked by August 15, 2014. All requirements for recertification must 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 by August 15, 2014.

Seeking Certification
If you wish to apply for certification, the
Initial Application for Certification 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 2015 Real Estate Law 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 2015 Real Estate Law Certification Examination, 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 Real Estate Law Certification Examination.

2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by October 31, 2013 which was approved, you took the 2014 Real Estate Law Certification Examination, 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 Real Estate Law Certification Examination, but you may reapply in
2016 by submitting the Initial Application for Certification.)

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 Law Certification Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Real Estate Law 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
cvaught@flabar.org

Real Estate Certification Field Established 1986


[Revised: 04-14-2014]