The Florida Bar
Criminal Trial Certification

Certified Attorneys


Criminal law is the practice of law dealing with the defense and prosecution of misdemeanor and felony crimes in state and federal trial and appellate courts.

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 1986 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 or 2011.

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

Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window

Exam Information

Exam Sample Questions PDF document opens in new window

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Criminal Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-8

Criminal Law Certification Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Criminal Law Certification Committee members

Criminal Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Lindsey Blomberg
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

Criminal Law Certification Field Established 1987

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[Revised: 02-04-2016]