Our licensing team is unable to accommodate walk-in customers without an appointment. If you need assistance please contact the licensing specialist for your profession by email or phone. Our contact information is at the bottom of this page. If we are unable to resolve matters by phone or email, please feel free to request an appointment with the licensing specialist for further assistance.
Effective September 1, 2018, all applications submitted to the JBCC must be submitted online only (i.e., initial applications, renewals, exam applications, course approvals, etc.).
For information on applying for guardianship registration, requirements to register, training, and etc., please refer to the Register a Guardianship page of our website.
- Search for certified guardians and provisionally certified guardians.
- Guide to Using the Online System (pdf)
- Watch How to Apply for Renewal- Slideshow (pdf)
- Watch How to Apply for CE Approval (pdf)
- Disciplinary Actions Log
- Important Notices
- Annual Reporting
- Important Notices
JBCC Online Certification, Registration & Licensing System
The Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC) has a new online certification and licensing system. The new system allows users to:
- 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,
- apply for CE approval (licensees and providers)
- check the status of applications,
- confirm receipt of applications,
- apply for the CSR exam,
- print payment receipts, and
- search for individuals or entities that are certified, licensed, or registered with the JBCC.
- If the information you seek cannot be found on our website, please refer to the Request for Records page of our website.
Course Providers and licensees must have a user profile to use the online system, members of the public do not need a user profile. Current applicants and those currently certified and registered must use the activation code, issued to them by the JBCC, in order to create a profile. Activation codes will only be issued to the contact information currently on file. Activation codes will not be issued by phone. New applicants can create a profile without an activation code.
You will be charged a transaction fee based on the amount of the fee that is due.
Applications are reviewed and processed as soon as possible in the order received. Once reviewed, if further action is required, staff will email you as soon as possible; otherwise, you'll receive an automated email confirmation once the application is approved. Please check your inbox (and spam folder) for correspondence.
Tips for Using the Online Certification, Registration & Licensing System
- When creating your online account/profile, do not use the First Time Applicant process if you have already applied with us or are already certified, licensed, or registered with us. The First Time Applicant process is only for new applicants.
(Note: those who have already applied with us or are already certified, licensed, or registered with us must use the ‘Existing Certification’ process which requires an activation code. If you have not received your code from us, send an email to email@example.com to receive your code. For security purposes, codes will not be provided by phone.)
- 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 account/profile and you are unable to correct yourself, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an update by staff.
- 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 renewal slide show, on our website, please send an email to the licensing specialist at email@example.com and they will assist you. If the matter cannot be resolved by email, you may request a phone appointment with the specialist for further assistance.
County Clerks Not Required to Obtain Separate Criminal History Record Information for Certified Guardians
Effective 6/19/09 Amendments set forth in Senate Bill 1057 eliminate the need for the county clerk to obtain a separate criminal history report for those individuals described in Government Code 411.1386(a) and Estates Code 1104.402, if the individual described is certified or provisionally certified by the JBCC. The court may request a copy of the criminal history record information obtained by the JBCC when issuing or renewing the individual's certification. Courts should use the form provided to request a copy of criminal history record information from the JBCC.
Texas Government Code Chapter 155, Texas Estates Code Sections 1104.302-306 and 1104.257-258 [formerly Probate Code Sections 697 and 697A], and Rule 7.3 of the Rules Governing Guardianship Certification impose requirements for county clerks, the Health & Human Services Commission Office of Guardianship (formerly known as DADS Guardianship Program), guardianship programs and private professional guardians to report certain information to the Judicial Branch Certification Commission. In addition, Estates Code Sections 1104.302-306 and 1104.257-258 [formerly Probate Code Sections 697 and 697A] require guardianship programs and private professional guardians to provide certain information to county clerks.
Reporting forms for calendar year 2019 are now available. Reports are due by January 31, 2020. Reminders will be sent in January 2020. Remember, information is to be reported for the entire calendar year, not as a "snapshot" as of the reporting date.
If you have questions about the reporting requirements, please send an email to Michele Henricks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for fiscal year 2019 is provided below for your reference.
Note: Private professional guardians must submit original, signed and notarized reporting forms to the Commission by mail or in person. All others may be submit reporting forms by mail, in person or by e-mail as shown on the forms. E-mail submissions are preferred.