The Florida Bar

Board Certification Calendars

2021 Exam Dates

The Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education will offer remote board certification exams in 2021 for all 27 areas of law. The First cycle exams will be held March 11-12 and the second cycle exams are set for May 13-14, with the option of an in-person examination in Tampa adhering to social distancing protocols. Read the Bar News for more details.

In-person exams will be held at the Tampa Hilton Westshore Hotel, 2225 N. Lois Ave., Tampa, FL 33607; 813-877-6688.

There are no alternative dates or make-up exams.

Exam Dates Certification Area
First Cycle
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Admiralty & Maritime Law
Adoption Law
Aviation Law
Civil Trial Law
Condominium & Planned Development
Immigration & Nationality Law
International Law
First Cycle
Friday, March 12, 2021
Appellate Practice
Education Law
Elder Law
Labor & Employment Law
Marital & Family Law
Tax Law
Second Cycle
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Antitrust & Trade Regulation Law
Construction Law
Intellectual Property
Juvenile Law
Real Estate Law
State & Federal Government & Administrative Practice
Second Cycle
Friday, May 14, 2021
Business Litigation
City, County & Local Government Law
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Trial Law
Health Law
International Litigation & Arbitration
Wills, Trusts & Estates Law
Workers’ Compensation

Filing Window for 2022 Exams

Application Filing Period Certification Area
First Cycle
July 1–August 31, 2021
Admiralty and Maritime Law
Adoption Law
Appellate Practice
Aviation Law
Civil Trial Law
Condominium & Planned Development
Education Law
Elder Law
Immigration & Nationality Law
International Law
Labor & Employment Law
Marital & Family Law
Tax Law
Second Cycle
September 1–October 31, 2021
Antitrust & Trade Regulation Law
Business Litigation
City, County & Local Government Law
Construction Law
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Trial Law
Health Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Litigation & Arbitration
Juvenile Law
Real Estate Law
State/Federal Government & Administrative Practice
Wills, Trusts & Estates Law
Workers’ Compensation Law

2022 Exam Dates

All 2022 exams will be held at the Tampa Hilton Westshore Hotel, 2225 N. Lois Ave., Tampa, FL 33607; 813-877-6688.

There are no alternative dates or make-up exams.

Exam Dates Certification Area
First Cycle
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Admiralty & Maritime Law
Adoption Law
Aviation Law
Civil Trial Law
Condominium & Planned Development
Immigration & Nationality Law
International Law
First Cycle
Friday, March 11, 2022
Appellate Practice
Education Law
Elder Law
Labor & Employment Law
Marital & Family Law
Tax Law
Second Cycle
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Antitrust & Trade Regulation Law
Construction Law
Intellectual Property
Juvenile Law
Real Estate Law
State & Federal Government & Administrative Practice
Second Cycle
Friday, May 13, 2022
Business Litigation
City, County & Local Government Law
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Trial Law
Health Law
International Litigation & Arbitration
Wills, Trusts & Estates Law
Workers’ Compensation

Original Certification Year

Recertification Application Due

1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, or 2016 2021 (1st Cycle, May 31; 2nd Cycle, July 31)
1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, or 2017 2022 (1st Cycle, May 31; 2nd Cycle, July 31)
1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, or 2018 2023 (1st Cycle, May 31; 2nd Cycle, July 31)
1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, or 2019 2024 (1st Cycle, May 31; 2nd Cycle, July 31)
1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, or 2020 2025 (1st Cycle, May 31; 2nd Cycle, July 31

First Cycle Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Adoption Law

Appellate Practice

Aviation Law

Civil Trial Law

Condominium and Planned Development Law

Education Law

Elder Law

Immigration and Nationality Law

International Law

Labor and Employment Law

Marital and Family Law

Tax Law

Second Cycle Areas

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law

Business Litigation

City, County and Local Government Law

Construction Law

Criminal Appellate Law

Criminal Trial Law

Health Law

Intellectual Property Law

International Litigation and Arbitration

Juvenile Law

Real Estate Law

State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice

Wills, Trusts and Estates Law

Workers’ Compensation Law