Process Server Certification
To search our list of approved continuing education courses, please go to the online certification and licensing system on our home page.
Effective 04/12/2018, to renew a certification, a process server must have completed 8 hours of approved continuing education.
However, process servers who were certified as of September 1, 2014 do not have to complete CE for their first renewal under the JBCC. For those process servers, the continuing education requirement begins with the process server's next certification period (that is, their second renewal under the JBCC).
- Those who are renewing an existing 3 year certification (i.e., those renewed in 2015 that expire in 2018) still need to obtain 12 hours of CE. They cannot carry excess hours forward.
- Those who renew a 2 year certification (i.e., those who expire in 2020 and forward) must obtain 8 hours of CE. They can carry forward up to 4 hours of CE towards their next renewal.
We are accepting applications for approval of continuing education from both course providers and certified process servers. A brochure, outline or other document that describes the content and the time devoted to each topic must be submitted with each request for approval as well as copies of the speaker bios. Approved courses can be found in our online licensing system. A course must be approved before a certified process server can claim the hours for renewal purposes.
Please refer to section 4.0 and Rule 8.5 of the JBCC Rules for additional details on this requirement.
Applying for Continuing Education Course Approval
To apply for approval of a continuing education course, you must submit a request for CE approval by one of the following two methods:
- electronically, by way of the online certification and licensing system located on our home page, or
- by mail using the course approval located in the Continuing Education section on the Forms page of our website.
Applications will be reviewed to determine compliance with Commission's rules. Applicants will be notified of the determination via email.
Applying for Orientation Course Approval
To apply for approval of an orientation course, you must submit the Pre-Certification Orientation Approval Form, located in the Continuing Education section on the Forms page of our website, along with the appropriate documentation to the address indicated on the form. Applications will be reviewed to determine compliance with Commission's rules. Applicants will be notified of the determination via email.
Orientation course approval forms cannot be submitted via the online certification and licensing system.