Guardianship Certification

Continuing Education 

Continuing Education Requirements

Certified guardians and provisionally certified guardians must complete twelve hours of continuing education during each two-year certification period. The twelve hours of continuing education must include two hours of ethics and one hour of legislative update.

Refer to sections 4.0 and 7.7 of the JBCC Rules for additional details on CE requirements.

Continuing Education Course Approval

Approval of continuing education activities may be requested by using the Course Approval form located in the CE Forms section on the Forms page of our website. You will be required to obtain documentation of attendance or completion of CE activities from the sponsoring entity. 

Note: Per Commission rules, the activity for which approval is sought must be an organized program of learning dealing with matters that are directly related to:

  1. the guardianship profession, 
  2. the services guardians provide, and
  3. the legal process involved in guardianship proceedings.

"Automatic" approval for certain sponsoring entities is not granted; a request form and appropriate supporting documents must be submitted to the Commission for approval of each activity. 

Approved courses are listed on the Approved CE Seminars page.

Approved courses with limited enrollment (e.g., restricted to employees and volunteers of a specific guardianship program) are not listed on the website, but are maintained separately by staff. Please email us at guardians@txcourts.gov for information on these programs.

Updated: 06/21/2016