What's the JBCC?
The JBCC is the Judicial Branch Certification Commission. The Judicial Branch Certification Commission was established by the Texas Legislature, 83rd Regular Session, in Senate Bill 966. The nine-member Commission oversees the certification, registration, and licensing of court reporters, guardians, process servers, and licensed court interpreters. It began operations September 1, 2014, concluding the Court Reporters Certification Board, Guardianship Certification Board, and Process Server Review Board programs; while moving the Licensed Court Interpreter program from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to the JBCC, which operates under the Office of Court Administration (OCA).
The Judicial Branch Certification Commission has published instructions for each of the programs it oversees, clearly on the their website. Information on how to become a process server can be found by clicking here. Please make sure to follow all instructions provided by the JBCC to ensure your application, whether just applying for the first time, or renewing your certification is complete and accurate.
Certification Application and Other Forms - please CLICK HERE
Certification Requirements for New Process Servers - please CLICK HERE
Certification Requirements for Renewing Process Servers - please CLICK HERE
Continuing Education (C.E.) available for Process Servers - please CLICK HERE
A PERSON SEEKING STATEWIDE CERTIFICATION SHOULD ALLOW
AT LEAST EIGHT WEEKS FOR PROCESSING OF THEIR APPLICATION
Submitting paperwork does not constitute approval. You are not approved until your paperwork has been processed and your name has been posted on the COMPLETE LIST OF CERTIFIED PROCESS SERVERS. If your name is not on the list it means your certification has not been approved.
The TPSA strongly recommends that you check the list prior to serving papers to ensure you are authorized to serve civil process statewide.
For questions about your application, renewal application, or the status of your approval, you must contact the JBCC directly. They can be reached by telephone at (512) 475-4368 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access the JBCC's own Frequently Asked Questions page, please CLICK HERE.