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Condominium & Planned Development Law Certification

Definition

Condominium and Planned Development Law Board Certification Logo“Condominium and planned development law” is the practice of law that involves: (1) serving as counsel to community associations, property owners, community association members, sellers, purchasers, developers, lenders, governmental agencies, and investors in matters related to community associations and planned developments; (2) drafting governing documents or their amendments, and preparing filings with governmental agencies that regulate community associations or planned developments; (3) serving in or for governmental agencies which regulate community associations or planned developments; (4) representing parties in construction lien and defect claims, collection of assessment actions, governing document and community association statutory enforcement and dispute actions, and other litigation, arbitration, and mediation in matters relating to community associations or planned developments; and (5) planning, development, construction, and financing of condominium or planned development communities.

Summary of Requirements

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.

Condominium & Planned Development Law FAQ

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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.

Get Certified – Seeking Certification

The filing period for the initial application opens July 1, 2020. Applications must be postmarked by August 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

Sample Questions

Condo and Planned Development Certification Study Guide

Standards for Board Certification in Condominium and Planned Development Law – Rule 6-30

Condominium and Planned Development Law Certification Standing Committee Policies

Standards for Certification – Rule 6-3.5

Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Condominium and Planned Development Law Certification Committee Members

Staff Liaison

Jasmine Rodriguez
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850-561-5738

Condominium and Planned Development Law Certification Field Established 2016