Obtaining Continuing Judicial Education Credit


Obtaining CJE Credit

  • CJE provided by the Texas Center for the Judiciary – The Texas Center for the Judiciary is an approved CJE provider organization and attendance at Texas Center conferences ensures that your CJE hours are tracked, verified, and posted to your transcript upon completion of your conference CJE form. Judges who attend Texas Center conferences can complete the “Request for Continuing Judicial Education Credit” form found in the back of the conference program and return to the Texas Center staff at the conference or by mailing, faxing or emailing the completed form to the Texas Center Registrar using the contact information on the last page of this guide. Judges may also use the MCLE number for the conference (found in the program guide) to self-report the continuing education hours to the State Bar of Texas at www.texasbar.com.
  • CJE Provided by Other Organizations –
    • The Texas Center for the Judiciary receives nightly updates from the State Bar of Texas for continuing education. If you have recently reported continuing education hours to the State Bar, your continuing judicial education hours should reflect your attendance within 24 hours. If you aren’t sure if you received credit, please check your transcript on your profile page.
    • If you attended an educational program but did not report hours to the State Bar you may request CJE credit using the “Judge’s Certification for Credit” form. Credit hours submitted with this form will not be reported to the State Bar of Texas. Use this form only for hours that will not qualify for continuing legal education with the State Bar. If the hours will satisfy State Bar requirements we recommend reporting them to the State Bar as it will automatically reflect in your judicial education transcript.
  • If the educational program was provided by an organization on the Approved Provider List, the credit will be applied to your transcript within 30 days of receipt.
  • If the educational program was provided by an organization not on the Approved Provider List, the CJE request will be submitted to the Education Committee of the Court of Criminal Appeals for evaluation. This process may take up to 60 days. If the request is denied, the Registrar will inform you of the decision. If approved, the Registrar will add the credit hours to your record. Please check your transcript to verify that hours have been accepted. You will NOT receive notification of approval.
    • When requesting CJE credit, please keep in mind that introductory remarks, breaks, meal breaks, and business meetings are not eligible for credit.

     



Obtaining Family Violence Credit

All Family Violence (FV) training must be certified.

Family Violence provided by the Texas Center for the Judiciary – The Texas Center for the Judiciary offers certified FV sessions at most conferences and this is a convenient way to meet the statutory requirement. Obtaining FV hours at Texas Center conferences ensures these hours are tracked, verified, and posted to your transcript upon completion of your conference CJE form. Judges who attend Texas Center conferences should complete the “Request for Continuing Judicial Education Credit” form found in the back of the conference program and return to the Texas Center staff at the conference or by mailing, faxing or emailing the completed form to the Texas Center Registrar using the contact information on the last page of this guide.

  • Family Violence Provided by Other Organizations –
    • If you attended an educational program that included FV hours you can request credit using the “Judge’s Certification for Credit” form.
    • You must attach a copy of the program agenda, including session times with all requests for FV. A complete program schedule that includes topics, times, faculty names, credentials, course objectives and course descriptions facilitates this review and prevents delay.
    • You must indicate which sessions include FV hours, how many hours are requested, and a course description. Requests that do not include this information cannot be evaluated for credit.
    • Requests for Family Violence credit will be submitted to the Education Committee of the Court of Criminal Appeals for evaluation. This process may take up to 60 days. If the request is denied, the Registrar will inform you of the decision. If approved, the Registrar will add the credit hours to your record. Please check your transcript to verify that hours have been accepted. You will NOT receive notification of approval.
    • When requesting FV credit, please keep in mind that introductory remarks, breaks, meal breaks, and business meetings are not eligible for credit.
  • Online Family Violence Credit – Online material on the Texas Center website will be designated if it is eligible for FV credit. A maximum of 4 (four) hours online FV instruction may be credited during any reporting period. You can request credit using the “Judge’s Certification for Credit” form.

Texas Center for the Judiciary
ATTN: Registrar
1210 San Antonio, Suite 800
Austin, TX 78701
Fax: (512) 469-7664
E-mail: registrar@yourhonor.com