Court Reporters Certification

Our licensing team is unable to accommodate walk-in customers. If you need assistance, please contact the licensing specialist for your profession. Our contact information is at the bottom of this page. If we are unable to resolve matters by email, please feel free to request an appointment by phone, or a virtual call with staff via Zoom for further assistance.

Contacting the Court Reporter Certification Department

Contact by Phone: 512-475-4368, Ext. 3.

The following tips can help staff to clearly ascertain the situation so they may better assist you:

  • Include your first and last name so we know with whom we’re corresponding.
  • Provide details regarding the matter for which you need assistance.
  • If your inquiry pertains to an application you submitted, include the transaction number and the date you submitted the application.

Contact by Email: courtreporting@txcourts.gov

To help us better assist you, and help to prevent your email from being tagged as suspicious and being quarantined before we can see it, communications by email should also:

  • Include your first and last name so we know with whom we’re corresponding.
  • Include a subject that briefly indicates what the email pertains to. Please do not leave the subject line blank. For example, good subjects would be “Renewal help for Jane Doe”, or “Certification Inquiry for John Doe”, and bad subjects would be “Help”, “Call Me”, or other non-descript subjects.
  • Provide details regarding the matter for which you need assistance.
  • If your inquiry pertains to an application you submitted, include the transaction number and the date you submitted the application.
  • If you must attach any documents, please ensure to name them in a way which clearly identifies the document. For example, good names would be “Complaint form”, “Contact Update for Jane Doe”, “Screenshot-:Login page”, etc. Examples of bad names would be “JBCC”, “123456789”, “abcdefg”, “document”, or other non-descript names.
    • Note: CE documentation must be uploaded to your online application.
    • Fingerprint receipts must be uploaded to your online application.
    • Documentation for CE approval forms must be uploaded to your online application.
    • Submit documents by way of attaching them to the email in pdf or word format.
    • Do not submit documents by way of external links (i.e., linking to a cloud such as Adobe, One drive, or other equivalent source). For security purposes, we cannot open such documents.

Additional contact information is located at the bottom of this page.

Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and cooperation.​

JBCC Online Certification, Registration & Licensing System 

Important:

If you get a message saying your data already exists in the online system, do not create another profile. If you do not recall your login credentials, please do one of the following:

    1. Click the "Forgot Login/Password" link and follow the instructions accordingly, or
    2. Contact us at courtreporting@txcourts.gov so a licensing specialist can assist you.

Access the JBCC Certification, Registration & Licensing System

Online System Resources

The Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC) has an online certification and licensing system. Continuing education course providers and licensees must have a user profile to use the online system. 

The system allows those certified, registered, or licensed by the JBCC to do the following:

  • Apply and pay for new certifications, registrations, or licenses,
  • Renew existing certifications, registrations, or licenses,
  • Update contact information,
  • See a list of approved CE courses (click on column titles to sort from ascending to descending),
  • Apply for CE approval (licensees and providers),
  • Print payment receipts, 
  • Check the status of applications by referring to the view pending applications page of your online profile, and
  • Confirm receipt of applications by referring to the view pending applications page of your online profile

When submitting items associated with fees, you will be charged a transaction fee based on the amount of the fee that is due.  

The system allows members of the public to do the following:

  • Search for individuals or entities that are certified, licensed, or registered with the JBCC, and
    • If the information you seek cannot be found on our website, please refer to the Request for Records page of our website.
  • Download an excel list of those certified, licensed, or registered with the JBCC.

Tips for Using the Online Certification, Registration & Licensing System

  • When creating your online profile, do not use the First Time Applicant process if you have already applied with us, are already certified or registered by us, or were previously, certified or registered by us. The First Time Applicant process is only for new applicants.
  • Mobile and Apple devices may not be compatible for using our online system.
  • Naming Files to be Uploaded. Please ensure to name scanned files in a manner that clearly identifies the item being uploaded. For example, if uploading a fingerprint receipt, a good name would be “FP Receipt”, or “FP Receipt for Jane Doe”. A bad name would be “JBCC”, “123456789.jpg”. 
  • If you see incorrect information on your profile and you are unable to correct yourself, please send an email to courtreporting@txcourts.gov for assistance from the licensing specialist.
  • If you need assistance using the online system and cannot find the guidance you need in the pdf Guide to Using the Online System, or the pdf slideshows, please send an email to the licensing specialist at courtreporting@txcourts.gov for assistance from the licensing specialist.
  • If we are unable to resolve matters by email, please feel free to request a phone appointment with the licensing specialist for further assistance. 

Updated: 07/18/2024