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Rules Governing Board Certification

How to Become Board Certified in DUI Defense Law

You Must Answer Yes to All of the Following to Qualify.

Do you qualify?

Have you practiced in the area of DUI Defense Law for a minimum period of five (5) consecutive years immediately preceding the application? Rule 2.1

Do you devote at least fifty percent (50%) of your practice at the time of application to DUI Defense Law? Rule 2.1

Have you been (a) lead defense counsel in at least 15 DUI trials to verdict or judgment as stated in Rule 2.1.1; or can you meet the alternative requirements as stated in Rule 2.1.1 B?

Have you completed either a minimum of thirty-six (36) hours of College-approved education in the field of DUI Defense Law, or the educational experience requirements of the state(s) in which you seek certification, whichever is greater? Rule 2.3

Are you admitted, a member in good standing, currently eligible to practice law in one or more states or territories of the United States or the District of Columbia, or in any of the United States Courts? Rule 2.4 (Refer to the Rule if you practice in a foreign jurisdiction)

I Qualify! What Is Next?

Carefully review the Rules Governing Board Certification.

Complete your application and send it to the Executive Director (NCDD Office) with the application fee. Rules 1.3 and 1.3.1

Verify your references have been submitted. Rule 2.2.1

Study hard after reviewing: "How to prepare for the exam."

Pass the examination—usually given in the fall of each year.

Geez, that was easy!

Call The National College for DUI Defense at 334-264-1950 for more information or for answers to your questions.

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