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It’s time to apply for the 2022 board certification exams

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Board Certification logoThe Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education is currently accepting applications for the 2022 board certification exams.

Established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification demonstrates a lawyer’s significant commitment to and experience in a specialty field of law. Board-certified lawyers have dedicated themselves to a heightened level of excellence through character, professionalism, ethics, and credibility in the practice of law.

The Florida Bar board certification program offers 27 areas of law, and over 5,000 board-certified lawyers, making it the largest board certification program in the country. Access the applications, rules, policies, exam dates, and specifications may be found online at The 2022 exams will be offered remotely, and in-person in Tampa.

August 31 Application Deadline

First Cycle Areas of Law

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Adoption Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Aviation Law
  • Civil Trial Law
  • Condominium & Planned Development
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Immigration & Nationality Law
  • International Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Marital & Family Law
  • Tax Law

October 31 Application Deadline

Second Cycle Areas of Law

  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation Law
  • Business Litigation
  • City, County & Local Government Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Appellate Law
  • Criminal Trial Law
  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Litigation & Arbitration
  • Juvenile Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • State & Federal Government & Administrative Practice
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates Law
  • Workers’ Compensation

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