How Employers Can Verify Certification
TCCA understands the importance of verifying the current level and status of an individual's certification. A growing number of municipal courts are requiring specific levels of certification upon hiring or completion of certification as part of their continued employment. We encourage and support employers who wish to verify the current level and status of an applicant's or employee's certification. To verify certification, please contact TMCEC (Texas Municipal Courts Education Center) by phone or email.
Texas Municipal Courts Education Center
Clerks can review their academic transcript and clerk certification status by visiting the TMCEC Online Learning Center (OLC).
A Quick Overview of the Certification Program
TCCA (Texas Court Clerks Association) partnered with TMCEC (Texas Municipal Courts Education Center), TMCA (Texas Municipal Courts Association), and Texas State University, to create an educational development program in 1996. The Municipal Court Clerk Certification Program was established to provide professional development and educational growth to Court Staff in Municipal and Justice Courts.
The program is comprised of three levels. Participants achieve certification upon successful completion of each of the three levels:
Certified Court Clerk Level I (CCCI)
Certified Court Clerk Level II (CCCII)
Certified Municipal Court Clerk (Level III)
Participants are not certified at a specific level until they complete the education requirements and application process at each level.
To maintain certification, participants must complete and submit proof of continuing education no later than August 31st annually.
A total of 12 hours of education must be completed to maintain a Level I or Level II certification. A total of 20 hours must be completed to maintain a Level III certification. A maximum of 8 hours may be completed online (not in person).
Failure to submit the required hours of continued education for two or more years will result in a loss of all levels of certification.