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Condominium & Planned Development Law Certification

Purpose:

Condominium and Planned Development Law Board Certification LogoTo identify lawyers who (a) practice law in the development of common interest real property, and the formation, representation, and regulation of community associations; (b) have the special knowledge, skills, and proficiency; and (c) have the character, ethics, and reputation for professionalism to be identified to the public as board certified in condominium and planned development law.

Who may apply

Minimum standards for certification in condominium and planned development law, provided in Rule 6-30.3, include:

  • At least five years of full-time law practice;
  • substantial involvement — 40 percent or more — in the practice of condominium and planned development law during the three years preceding application;
  • Peer review;
  • Completion of 50 hours of continuing legal education within the three years immediately preceding application; and
  • A written examination demonstrating knowledge, skills and proficiency in the field of condominium and planned development law.

Becoming Board Certified

All applicants for board certification or recertification should carefully read the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar to 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.

NEW APPLICANTS

The application filing period runs July 1-August 31 of a given year to determine eligibility to sit for the exam in March of the subsequent year (see calendar for details). Applications must be postmarked by August 31. Eligible applicants who pass the exam will be officially certified in June.

REAPPLICANTS

If you’re eligible to sit for the exam from a previous application, you may file the short application.

RECERTIFICATION

According to the rules, no certification shall last for a period longer than five years. Find out when your recertification application is due.

All applications for recertification must be postmarked by midnight May 31 at the conclusion of the 5-year period of certification. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by this date. June 1 after the fifth year of certification is the effective date of recertification.

A single, 3-month recertification file extension will be granted if accompanied by a properly executed application for extension and payment of the appropriate fee.