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In 2016 we introduced FALDP Certification for Florida Legal Document Preparers. LDP Certification is available for members in good standing who meet the criteria set forth on this page. Members who complete the FALDP Certification process will be issued their Certification logo upon completion of all necessary steps..
FALDP Certification costs $125 for the Basic Skills & Knowledge Exam with one Focus Area; and $25 for each additional Focus Area Certification. Certification fees are paid when you submit the certification application form.. Completing online courses alone does not accomplish certification. Members can earn Continuing Education Units by completing our online courses, but in order to become FALDP certified all steps must be completed. The steps are outlined below. This is a public page, more information is available to members in our Members Only area.
FALDP members who seek certification must demonstrate knowledge of and mastery of basic skills including:
Members demonstrate their knowledge and mastery of the information and skills by passing a written test; and submitting written essay(s).
In addition to demonstrating mastery of basic knowledge and skills members must also demonstrate knowledge and mastery of at least one Focus Area. At this time we recognize the following six focus areas:
Members can demonstrate mastery and knowledge of a focus area by passing a written test. We intend to offer additional focus areas in the future and welcome your suggestions.
*We recently extended the exam dates through the end of May.
In addition to completing the requirements for the Basic Skills and Knowledge component; and the Focus Area component; certification requires ten CEUs per year. There are multiple ways to fulfill the CEU requirement:
Certification exams remain open from February 1 through May 31; and must be completed by that date. The certification process as outlined above includes completion of ten CEUs; a basic skills and knowledge exam; and at least one focus area exam. .Members who do not complete the certification testing by May 31, 2017 will have to wait until 2018 to take the exams. Certification will be awarded upon completion of all necessary steps.
Exams must be completed by May 31, but additional time is allotted to complete the Continuing Education Units.. At this time we do not foresee a requirement for re-certification; the only ongoing requirement after the initial certification is the completion of ten CEUs per year.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a cost to become certified. The cost is $125. to become certified in one Focus Area and an additional $25. for each additional Focus Area. This cost is paid when you renew your membership.
This page was updated 5/25/2017.
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