Process Server Certification


Renewal Requirements

To renew your certification, you must:

  1. Submit the Application for Renewal of Certification. You can apply for renewal by mail or via our online licensing and certification system. To apply online, please go to the online certification and licensing system on our home page. To apply by mail, forms are located on the Forms page of our website. If you cannot access the forms online, you must submit a written request to the Commission to have them sent to you. Requests may be submitted to (Fax) 512-463-1117, (Email), or to our general correspondence address of PO Box 12066, Austin, TX 78711-2066. Form requests are not accepted by phone.
    Pay the renewal fee. Please see the Fees section of this page for information on amounts due, acceptable forms of payment, etc. The appropriate renewal fee must accompany the application to be certified to serve civil process for a three-year period and any timely application. 
  2. Pass a criminal history background check with DPS and the FBI. Staff will email the required form needed to schedule their fingerprinting appointment to applicants who have not yet been fingerprinted for the JBCC, after we’ve received their applications.
    Refer to section 3.0 of the JBCC Rules for additional details on this requirement.
  3. New continuing education requirement. Renewing process servers must document that they have completed 12 hours of continuing education during the 3-year certification period. 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 three-year certification period. (That is, for the second renewal under the JBCC.) Please refer to the Certification & Renewal section of our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information on the CE requirement.

Late Renewals

You may renew your certification after it expires, but you must pay the late renewal fee. You may be required to complete continuing education, depending on when your certification expired. 


All fees are non-refundable.

Timely Renewals $150.00
Expired 90 days or less $225.00
Expired 91 days to 1 year $300.00

Acceptable forms of payment: Check, Money Order, or Cashier's Check

Make payable to: The Office of Court Administration


Updated: 11/13/2017