Obtaining Continuing Judicial Education Credit
Obtaining CJE 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 – You may take online training from approved providers including the State Bar. You can request credit using the “Judge’s Certification for Credit” form.
Texas Center for the Judiciary
1210 San Antonio, Suite 800
Austin, TX 78701
Fax: (512) 469-7664