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Construction Law Certification

Certified Attorneys

Definition

Lawyers certified in construction law deal with matters relating to the design and construction of improvements on private and public projects.

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

Board Certification Applications for Lawyers

All applicants for board certification or recertification should carefully read the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar (Rules) and be sure you have met each of the requirements prior to filing your application. Unless the Rules provide for a waiver of a specific requirement, each of the requirements must be met by the dates indicated in the rule. There is a link to the Rules located below on this page.

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 applicable application fee, and mail your application to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Dept., 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.

View your Board Certification CLE credit hours online. Log in to your My Florida Bar account, and select “Show More” in the My Board Certifications section. Check “Show All” and select Construction Law from the drop down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab. It is recommended that you see how many credits are required for certification and the date the credits must be completed to qualify.

Currently Certified
If you were originally certified in
2007 or 2012, the Application for Recertification Word document opens in new window must be postmarked by July 31, 2017. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by July 31, 2017, unless you file a recertification extension request.

Recertification File Extension
To request a one-time 3-month extension, the
Recertification Extension Application Word document opens in new window must be postmarked by July 31, 2017.

Seeking Certification
If you wish to apply for certification, the
Initial Application for Certification Word document opens in new window filing period opens Sept. 1, 2017, and applications must be postmarked by Oct. 31, 2017. This filing period is to become eligible to sit for the May 2018 Construction Law Exam.

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 2017 Construction Law Exam, the abbreviated application must be postmarked by Oct. 31, 2017.

1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by Oct. 31, 2016, which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2017 Construction Law Exam.

2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by Oct. 31, 2016, which was approved, you took the 2017 Construction Law Exam, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score. (Please note if you were unsuccessful on the 2016 and 2017 exam, you are not eligible to apply for the 2018 Construction Law exam, but you may reapply for the 2019 exam by submitting the Initial Application for Certification.)

General Information:

Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course

Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Construction Lawyer – - Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-24

Construction Law Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

Construction Law Committee Members

Application for Lecture Credit -- PDF
Application for University Attendance Credit -- PDF
Application for University Teaching Credit -- PDF / MSWord
Application for Written Material Credit -- PDF / MSWord

Construction Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Bekki Balko
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

850/561-5777
RBalko@floridabar.org

Construction Law Certification Field Established 2004

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[Revised: 02-17-2017]