North Carolina Board Certified Social Security Disability Benefits Specialist Attorney Vance Jennings explains what lawyers need to do in order to earn a board certification and what disability claimants can expect of an attorney who specializes in this unique practice area. He is one of only 41 North Carolina lawyers to be board-certified in this area. It is very difficult to become board-certified, more than 50% of an attorney's practice must be devoted to Social Security Disability. The attorney must also have 12 hours of continuing legal education annually for the first five years prior to receiving certification. Then, the attorney must be recommended. Vance Jennings was recommended by the judges he presents in front of during court and his peers. Lastly, you must pass the BAR test.