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Certification Application

Certification Application

A summary of the standards for certification can be found here.

Supplemental Application Forms

Appellate Practice

Criminal Law – State and Federal

Elder Law

Estate Planning and Probate Law 

Juvenile Delinquency Law

Privacy and Information Security Law

Social Security Disability Law

Workers' Compensation Law

Recertification Application

The 2021 recertification application will be available beginning July 1, 2021.

Waiver of Strict Compliance

Initial Certification - Request for a Waiver of Strict Compliance

NC LEAF Application

Scholarships Opportunities for Prosecutors, Public Defenders, and Legal Service Providers: As a lawyer who works in public service, you may have the opportunity to qualify for a scholarship to cover the specialization application fee. A limited number of scholarships are available through a joint program with the NC Legal Education Assistance Foundation (NC LEAF), so apply early! For information about NC LEAF, visit their website.

The board will accept applications for the 2021 NC LEAF Specialization Scholarship beginning on January 15, 2021.

NC LEAF Application

Please contact Denise Mullen with any questions about the application process.

Declaration of Intent to Apply for Specialty Certification

Submission of this declaration form allows the specialization staff to review the applicant’s progress toward meeting the standards for certification, as well as to keep the applicant informed of application deadlines and other available resources. No payment is due with the declaration.

Declaration Form or contact Denise Mullen for a PDF form.

Nomination Forms

For Service and Excellence Awards