All certified specialists must recertify every five years (though you need not take the examination again).  Recertification shows the public that your knowledge and skills are current at all times.

File your application on or before the end of your current five-year term.  For convenience, many certified specialists download an application right away and keep track of their tasks, standards and education as they go.

Click on your certified specialty below to download an application.

There is a $350 recertification fee, which may be paid by credit card or by check made payable to The State Bar of California.

Mail applications for recertification to:

Department of Legal Specialization
The State Bar of California
180 Howard St,
San Francisco CA 94105-1639

Contact us with questions

Department of Legal Specialization
Phone: 415-538-2120