How To Become ABPLA Board Certified-

An ABA Accredited Organization

If you believe you meet the requirements for Board certification, the ABPLA asks that you complete one of the following applications in either Medical Professional Liability or Legal Professional Liability.  Once  you have submitted your application along with all supporting documents and after a satisfactory review by the credentials committee you will be invited to sit for the examination.  The examination is administered at our Annual Meeting, however if your schedule conflicts other arrangements may be possible at the discretion of the ABPLA's President.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact the executive director, Reeve McNamara 404.919.4009.

You may complete the application fully online, including payment by credit card or check at the end of the application process.   You will be asked for an email address at login and you can come back to the application at a later time.  If for any reason you have a challenge with your application, please call the executive director who can assist you with the process at 404.919.4009. 


Online Applications- (Notarization is not necessary if you complete online)

Medical Professional Liability Application

Legal Professional Liability Application

Paper Applications- 

If you wish to fill out a paper application you may do so by clicking on the links below. Mail the original signed & notarized application along with the $550 application fee to:


4355 Cobb Parkway
Ste. J-208
Atlanta, GA   30339


Medical Professional Liability Application- PDF Version (must handwrite or type)

Medical Professional Liability Application-Word version (can be completed in word)

Legal Professional Liability Application- PDF Version


What can you expect once you have completed and mailed the application and fee?

  • Your application will be reviewed by the Credentials Committee
  • References will be contacted
  • You will be notified within eight weeks of application status, then
  • You will be required to sit for examination
  • On passing, you will be presented with a Diploma, suitable for framing, conferring Diplomate status
  • Your name and curriculum vitae will be added to the ABPLA's web site