In accordance with the provisions of Article IX, Section 9:a.1., Certification as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist will terminate on June 30, 2021, for those individuals originally certified July 1, 2016. To continue certification, a completed Application for Recertification must be filed on or before Dec. 31, 2020, and a recertification fee of $150 must be included with the application. Failure to comply with the Recertification Application requirements will result in absolute expiration of certification.
The application period for Workers’ Compensation recertification opens Sept. 1, 2020.
A Recertification fee of $150 is due when the application is submitted. Applications cannot be processed without the application fee. This fee is non-refundable†.
Download a PDF Version of the 2020 Recertification Application
How can I let current and future clients know that I am certified?
If your Recertification Application is acceptable, you will be notified of your updated Certification status. You will be permitted to use the following language when communicating about your certification to the public: "Certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court." This language can be used on your website, marketing brochures, news releases and other public communications.
Can my certification be revoked?
The Certification Committee has the authority to revoke your certification under certain circumstances such as non-payment of annual certification maintenance fees and public misuse of language about your certification. (Refer to the Bylaws, Section 10, Revocation of Certification.) The committee has an appeal process for such cases. (Refer to the Bylaws, Section 11, Appeal Procedures.)
If additional information is needed, contact the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Tameka Altadonna at 800-932-0311, ext. 2280, or Tameka.Altadonna@pabar.org.
For publication purposes and to receive communication about your certification, it is your responsibility to inform the Pennsylvania Bar Association of any changes in your contact information. To update your information please log in to your PBA account or contact Tameka Altadonna at the contact information listed above.
†The Recertification fee includes the annual renewal fee for the 2020-2021 MCLE reporting period. Submission of transcripts will still be expected at that time.