Court Consultant Services
Court coordinators of district and statutory county courts are required to complete 16 hours of continuing education each year, except as otherwise provided by statute or the Rules of Judicial Education promulgated by the Court of Criminal Appeals. Section 74.106, Texas Government Code, provides for this continuing education requirement.
When a court coordinator attends an approved continuing education program, the coordinator will submit the Court Support Personnel Certification for Credit form, provided by the Texas Center for the Judiciary (TCJ), documenting the hours earned. The TCJ is responsible for tracking the education hours of court coordinators.
Education Program Providers
A number of organizations provide education programs that can be utilized to satisfy the continuing education hours requirement.
- Texas Association for Court Administration
- Rural Association for Court Administration
- Professional Development Program, Texas Center for the Judiciary
- Office of Court Administration
- National Association for Court Management
- Institute for Court Management (ICM), National Center for State Courts
- The Justice Management Institute
- Correctional Management Institute of Texas, Sam Houston State University
- A state college or university or college community college
- A program sponsored by a local court administrative office and approved by the local administrative judge or local presiding judge
- Other programs as approved by the Court of Criminal Appeals Education Committee; or, the Texas Center for the Judiciary, Judicial Education Committee