Florida Association of Professional Process Servers

Process Server Education

Accredited FAPPS Process Server (AFPS) Introduction

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.

Process Server Licensing Education

The FAPPS Education Program is approved in the 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 17th (BSO), 19th, and 20th Judicial Circuits for licensing education.

If you have never been licensed before view our FAQ for information on your county/jurisdiction.

New Process Server Education and Continuing Education classes are available online or in person. Register for your class today.

FAPPS is the official training provider for the
15th Judicial Circuit (Palm Beach County)

FAPPS partnered with Indian River State College/CCTI
and has been the exclusive training provider for the
19th Judicial Circuit since 2014

Course Information

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.

At the completion of the course all attendees will be tested and must pass with a minimum score of 80%. Course certificate will be provided and Active Members will receive an AFPS Designation. AFPS Designation is good for two years. (If your licensing jurisdiction requires annual education you will still have to register for the class annually).

Registration Fees:

  • 16 Hour Education $180
  • 4 Hour Education $75
  • Clerical staff of FAPPS Members $50

Additional steps and fees are required to complete your application to become a Private Process Server (Review FAQ for details) Note: A separate license is required to serve process in each jurisdiction. Contact Diana Wardwell, Administrator or Michelle Howard, Education Chair for more details.

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