The Florida Bar

Construction Law Certification


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Definition

Lawyers certified in construction law deal with matters relating to the design and construction of improvements on private and public projects. A lawyer who is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar and meets the standards prescribed below may be issued an appropriate certificate identifying the lawyer as “Board
Certified in Construction Law.” The purpose of the standards is to identify those lawyers who practice construction law and have the special knowledge, skills, and proficiency, as well as the character, ethics, and reputation for professionalism, to be properly identified to the public as board certified in construction law.

Summary of Requirements

Minimum standards for construction law certification, provided in Rule 6-24.3, include:

  • Practice of law for at least five years;
  • Substantial involvement in the specialty of construction law – 40% or more – during the three years immediately preceding application;
  • 45 hours of approved construction law certification continuing legal education in the three years immediately preceding application;
  • Peer review; and,
  • A written examination.

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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.

Currently Certified? Recertification Information for 2020

If you were originally certified in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, or 2015 you are due to file your recertification application in 2020. The application for recertification must be postmarked by January 31, 2021. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by this date.

Get Certified – Seeking Certification

The filing period for the initial application opens September 1, 2020.  Applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2020. You must apply in this filing period to be considered for eligibility for the 2021 exam. If you’re eligible from a previous application, you may file the short application. Carefully read the rules for initial certification to determine if you will meet the requirements.


Resources

Exam Specifications

Construction Sample Questions

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

Construction Law Standing Committee Policies

Construction Law Committee Members

Staff Liaison

Allison Armour
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850-561-3143

Construction Law Certification Field Established 2004