Register a Guardianship

Registration of Guardianships (Effective June 1, 2018)

  • There is no cost for the registration or training.
  • Register the guardianship information online with the JBCC, complete the guardianship training and criminal history through JBCC. (The guardian or their attorney may enter the information)
  • Attorneys, certified guardians, and corporate fiduciaries are not required to have the criminal history or guardianship training.
  • Pre-existing guardians appointed prior to June 1, 2018 are not required to have a criminal history or guardianship training.
  • There is no requirement in statute or rule that makes the registration a prerequisite to setting a hearing. Guardianship registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received.

JBCC Online Instructions & Registration

  1. Select the "Guardians" tab, then select "Guardianship Registration: To Register a Guardianship".
  2. Create a login name and password.
  3. Enter the guardian’s profile and contact information.
  4. Enter the guardianship information.
  5. You must read, complete, and sign the attestation page prior to submitting your application.
  6. Once you enter the online registration information, complete the online guardianship training.
    • Use Google Chrome to complete the training.
    • Mobile and Apple devices may be incompatible to complete this training.
    • The course will take approximately 1 hour.
  7. Provide your training certificate to the court.
  8. Register a Guardianship and complete the Guardianship Training Module using the red buttons below.

Additional Information:

  • Family member guardians do not have to be certified but they do have to register with the JBCC. A certified guardian is a guardian who passes a state certification exam and works as a guardian for a program or in a professional capacity for multiple wards.
  • Qualification Date: The Qualification Date is the date stated on your Letters of Guardianship.
  • Former Names: In the field for Former Names, if you do not have any former names, you must enter "N/A" in this field.
  • Ward’s Address: When entering the address for the Ward, you must enter a physical address.
  • Liquid Estate Value: You must report the Liquid Estate Value of the ward. Liquid Estate Value is cash or any other asset that can be easily converted to cash at or near its market value. Publicly-traded stocks, bonds, and mutual funds which may be sold at or near its value are liquid assets. A CD or other investment that carries a penalty for early withdrawal is not liquid because it cannot be readily converted to cash at market value. The penalty diminishes the cash obtained for it by the amount of the penalty.
  • Co-guardians: Co-guardians must register separately and should indicate there is a co-guardianship by placing a note in the “additional information” section of the registration. Please ensure the information on the protected person is the same in both registrations.
  • Out of State: Guardians living out-of-state or out-of-country must be fingerprinted regardless of the ward’s estate value.
  • If an out-of-state guardianship case is transferred to a Texas court on or after June 1, 2018, the guardian must be fingerprinted and complete the training. (In the additional information section, please provide the date the case was transferred to Texas.)
  • Please do not apply both online and by mail. Apply online or by mail (i.e., do not submit your registration online and mail it too).
  • To use our online system, you must be able to get pop-ups. Please ensure your device (i.e., PC, laptop, etc.) is set up accordingly to allow for this.
  • Questions: If you have any questions, or need assistance using the online system, please contact the JBCC at

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.

Updated: 01/24/2020