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 course outline must be submitted with each request for approval as well as copies of the speaker bios. The course outline must contain the following information:
a. Describe course content (i.e., detailed description of each session of the program)
b. Indicate the time allotted to each segment (i.e., the start and end time of each session of the program for in-person courses, or using quarter hour increments for online courses).
c. The date and location of the course
When submitting CE applications online, enter data in the "Course Location" field, as follows:
a. just the city, or cities, (for live courses) or
b. the website address (for online courses)
c. skip the City, State and Zip fields.
Entering the location this way helps to ensure it is displayed properly for those searching our system to see what is available in their area(s).
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 electronically, by way of our online certification and licensing system located on our home page. Please refer to the pdf Guide to Using the Online System on our home page for instructions on the online application process.
Note: If the course is already approved (i.e., it already has a JBCC program number shown on the certificate), you do not have to apply for CE approval.
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 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.