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Workers’ Compensation Law Certification

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Certified lawyers in workers’ compensation law deal with the analysis and litigation of problems or controversies arising out of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law.

Summary of Requirements

Minimum standards for workers’ compensation law certification, provided in Rule 6-11.3, include:

  • Practice of law for at least five years;
  • Substantial involvement in the specialty of workers’ compensation law — 30% or more — during the three years immediately preceding application;
  • Handling of at least 25 contested workers’ compensation cases;
  • 45 hours of approved workers’ compensation 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.


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Sample Questions

Committee Members

Exam Specifications

Standards for Certification of a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Standing Committee Policies

Staff Liaison

Charlotte Bell
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850-561-5768

Workers’ Compensation Certification Field Established 1988