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Condominium & Planned Development Law

Definition

“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.

Condominium & Planned Development Law FAQ

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Thinking of Becoming Board Certified?


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.

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 Condominium and Planned Development Law from the drop down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab. It is recommended that you see how many credits are required for certification and the date athe credits must be completed to qualify.

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 Condominium and Planned Development Law Certification Examination or for those applicants applying for certification under the 20-year exemption provision.

You may submit an Abbreviated Application for Certificationonly if you meet one of the following conditions. In order to become eligible to sit for the March 2019 Condominium Law Certification Examination, the abbreviated application must be postmarked by Aug. 31, 2018.

1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by Aug. 31, 2017, which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2018 Condominium Law Certification Examination.

2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by . Aug. 31, 2017, which was approved, you took the 2018 Condominium Law Certification Examination, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score.


Resources:

Exam Specifications

Sample Questions

Condo 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

Condominium and Planned Development Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Cathy Fisher
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850/561-5738
[email protected]

Condominium and Planned Development Law Certification Field Established 2016