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It’s time to apply for the 2023 Board Certification exams


logo for Florida Bar Board CertificationThe Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education is currently accepting applications for the 2023 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. Applications, rules, policies, exam dates, and specifications may be found online at The 2023 exams will be offered remotely, and in-person in Orlando. For questions regarding your area of interest, please contact the Area Certification Specialist.


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


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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