Aviation law includes all facets of the law dealing with aeronautical and aerospace activities and the ownership, operation, maintenance, and use of aircraft, airports and airspace. It also involves licensing and aeromedical issues encompassed by the Federal Aviation Act and the associated federal aviation regulations promulgated under it. It also includes all facets of the laws dealing with space travel and the use of outer space and all facets of the law dealing with aviation and airline employment.
Thinking of Becoming Board Certified? Review a summary of the requirements.
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. There is a link to the Rules located below on this page.
To download an application, click on the appropriate application. You will be asked if you would like to ‘Open’ or ‘Save’ the file (MSWord). It is advisable to save the file to your computer for future reference. Type in your responses on the application and print a copy. Attach any required documents, enclose the applicable application fee, and mail your application to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Dept., 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.
View your Board Certification CLE credit hours online. Log in to your My Florida Bar account, and select “Show More” in the My Board Certifications section. Check “Show All” and select Aviation Law from the drop down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab.
If you were originally certified in 1998, 2003, 2008, or 2013, the Application for Recertification must be postmarked by May 31, 2018. All requirements for recertification must be completed by May 31, 2018 unless you file a recertification extension request.
Recertification File Extension
To request a one-time 3-month extension, the Recertification Extension Application must be postmarked by May 31, 2017.
Get Certified – Seeking Certification
If you wish to apply for certification, the Initial Application for Certification filing period opens July 1, 2018 and applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2018. This filing period is to become eligible to sit for the March 2019 Aviation Law Exam.
You may submit an Abbreviated Application for Certification only if you meet one of the following conditions. In order to become eligible to sit for the 2019 Aviation Law Exam, the abbreviated application must be postmarked by August 31, 2018.
1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by August 31, 2017 which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2018 Aviation Law exam.
2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by August 31, 2017 which was approved, you took the 2018 Aviation Law exam, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score. (Please note if you were unsuccessful on the 2017 and 2018 exam, you are not eligible to apply for the 2019 Aviation Law exam, but you may reapply for the 2020 exam by submitting the Initial Application for Certification.)
Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Aviation Law Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-19
Aviation Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
Aviation Law Certification Field Established 1996