Texas Process Servers Academy


Renewing Certified Process Servers


The JBCC has changed the requisite number of continuing education credit hours required to renew your existing Certification.....but it's unnecessarily complex. The following quotes are directly from the JBCC website:

This, found at <http://www.txcourts.gov/jbcc/process-server-certification/continuing-education/> in the second paragraph: "Effective 04/12/2018, to renew a certification, a process server must have completed 8 hours of approved continuing education"

...which makes it sound as though a process server seeking to renew a certification must have 8-hours of approved CE hours. But that's not really accurate, because....
4. "New continuing education requirement. Effective 04/12/2018, renewing process servers must document that they have completed 8 hours of continuing education during their certification period.....(and the rest I deleted as irrelevant)
  • 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.
  • Those who renew a 2 year certification (i.e., those who expire in 2020 and forward) must obtain 8 hours of CE. 
We interpret those two entries this way: those who were working on a 3-year certification period and have a renewal date in 2018 need 12-hours of CE credits (in red, above). You will renew into the new 2-year cycle, so you will next get renewed in 2020.
Those who are renewing an existing 2-year Certirfication (which will NOT include anyone who has to renew in 2018, but MAY include some people who have to renew in 2019), you will need only 8-hours of CEs. Until the rules change again, from 2019 forward, renewals will require 8-hours of CEs.
In Summary (based on our interpretation): if you now have a 3-year certification that must be renewed in 2018, you will need 12-hours of continuing education credits when applying for your 'renewal' of your Certified status. You will then be renewed for 2-years instead of 3.  CONTACT THE JBCC DIRECTLY FOR ACCURATE AND OFFICIAL POLICY (512-475-4368).


In any case, Texas Process Servers Academy offers BOTH a 12-hour course and an 8-hour course, both approved by the JBCC. 

Both courses remain the most comprehensive, informative and detailed in Texas, covering everything from the global history that has evolved into 'service of process' as we know it today, to actual statutes, rules and codes that govern what we do as professional process servers. We are continuously updating our courses so they remain up-to-date with current law.

Tuition includes a Certificate of Proficiency you can print or download immediately after taking the Final Exam. You can call 682-256-2791 at any time for help as you take the course.

You can come and go as often as you want, as long as you complete it within 90-days (one semester at Texas Process Servers Academy).

Interested? Enroll Today.


If you are interested, you can read About the History of Texas Process Servers Academy since it began in 2004, making us the oldest online training school in Texas for process servers.

On September 4, 2015, the Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC) approved our 12-hour training course, and has continued to approve it each successive year. Our 2018 course is 8-hours in length and is now activated. Both are entitled "Online Civil Process Service Review", and each has been updated with all the changes in current law. Our courses meet ‚Äčall the 'continuing education' requirements for process servers who are already certified and who want to renew their certification.

The courses go into detail on the rules that govern service of process in Texas civil courts, and how to serve process ...

  • to businesses (Business Organizations Code),
  • in divorce and child custody matters (Family Code),
  • to physicians, hospitals and other healthproviders (Health and Safety Code),
  • to insurance companies, banks and financial institutions (Finance Code),
  • to witnesses (subpoenas),
  • when serving process out of the federal courts (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure).
  • and protecting yourself from criminal liability (Texas Penal Code).

And all our continuing ed courses are offered entirely online!

  • No driving hundreds of miles to take the course!
  • No buying gas for the car!
  • No overnight stay or paying for a motel room at even greater cost to you!
  • No wasted time listening to 'war stories' from instructors or other students!
  • No sitting for loooooonnnnggg hours until you're numb! 

Instead, you take the course at your own pace from any electronic device that has access to the 'net....your PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, iPad or smart-phone....our courses are always at your fingertips when YOU want them to be.

Classes are never full....so Enroll Now