Florida Association of Professional Process Servers


Accredited FAPPS Process Server (AFPS)

The Florida Association of Professional Process Servers encourages everyone related to the process service industry to seek education and training in the field of process serving. To that end, the FAPPS Formal Education Program is sponsoring seminars regarding how to serve legal process in the State of Florida which shall hereafter be referred to as the AFPS Formal Education Course. Those attending and meeting the requirements of these seminars will be eligible to be designated by FAPPS as an Accredited FAPPS Process Server and, while a member in good standing in FAPPS, will be eligible to use the AFPS designation.

FAPPS has established a registry of Accredited FAPPS Process Servers (AFPS) for use by anyone in need of a process server who has chosen to go above and beyond what is required and has taken and passed a course specifically created or chosen by this association to better educate those in our profession.

The AFPS Formal Education Course covers such topics as:

  • Florida Statutes
  • Florida Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Federal Statutes
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Proper vs. improper affidavits/returns
  • Statutory time limits
  • Reasonable diligence
  • Subpoenas, writs, etc.

Each participant receives an AFPS course workbook/manual which will prove to be invaluable for years to come for referring back to statutes, rules, case law, etc. Those passing the exam will be awarded a Certificate of completion bearing their AFPS designation.

The 20th Judicial Circuit accepts the AFPS Class/Exam for your education renewal requirement