(Mar. 19, 2020) – Generally, Certified Specialists are required to complete 9 qualifying hours of CLE to be eligible for renewal as a Certified Specialist in the upcoming year. In light of COVID-19 precautions delaying and cancelling CLE courses, the PBA Workers’ Compensation Certification Committee is in the process of considering options to address these exceptional circumstances as it relates to CLE compliance requirements for Certified Specialists. The Certification Committee will monitor communications from our Supreme Court and the PA CLE Board and will take directives from those bodies into consideration regarding CLE compliance for Certified Specialists. We are sensitive to the extraordinary events of the last few weeks, and will update members as appropriate.

Workers’ Compensation Law Certification

Lawyer specialty certification benefits lawyers, consumers of legal services and the legal profession.
On Jan. 12, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recognized the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers' Compensation Law Section as a certifying organization in the area of workers' compensation law.

PBA Workers’ Compensation Section Lists Names of Lawyers Certified in Area of Workers’ Compensation Law
In April 2020, three (3) lawyers were certified by the PBA Workers' Compensation Law Section as specialists in the practice of workers' compensation law. They join the additional lawyers currently holding active certification.

List of Certified Legal Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law (alphabetical by last name)

The application period for Workers’ Compensation Certification is currently open.

Application Process

  • The application period for workers’ compensation certification is currently open.
  • An application fee of $325 is due when the application is submitted. Applications cannot be processed without the application fee. This fee is non-refundable. After your application is processed and verified, you will be notified if you have met the requirements for sitting for the exam. An exam fee will be due at that time.
  • PDF Version of the 2020 Application
  • 2020 Exam Guidelines and Procedures (subject to change for the 2021 exam)

Learn more about how to apply and maintain certification.



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