Board Member Certification
Board Directors Must Read & Uphold the Association's Governing Documents.
Per Florida statute 718.112(2)(d)4b, "Within 90 days after being elected or appointed to the board, each newly
elected or appointed director shall certify in writing to the secretary of the association:
- That he or she has
read the association's declaration of condominium, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and current written policies;
he or she will work to uphold such documents and policies to the best of his or her ability; and
- That he or she will
faithfully discharge his or her fiduciary responsibility to the association's members.
The following form, from the Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation, is used to provide board member certification:
Director Certification Form
In lieu of this written certification, within 90 days after being elected or appointed to the board, the newly elected
or appointed director may submit a certificate of having satisfactorily completed the educational curriculum administered
by a division-approved condominium education provider within 1 year before or 90 days after the date of election or appointment.
The written certification or educational certificate is valid and does not have to be resubmitted as long as the director
serves on the board without interruption. A director who fails to timely file the written certification or educational certificate
is suspended from service on the board until he or she complies with this sub-subparagraph."
Florida Condominium Statutes
Florida Statute 718 provides regulations governing condominiums in the state of Florida. It's extremely important
that all board members have familiarity with this statute as well as the various other related statutes on the Links page
of this website.
Click on the following link to view Florida Statute 718:
Chapter 718 FL Statute