Clerk Certification

The Municipal Court Clerk Certification Program was established to encourage professional development and educational growth. It is sponsored by the Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA) in cooperation with the Texas Municipal Courts Association (TMCA), the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC), and Texas State University in San Marcos. Program participants achieve certification upon successful completion of each of the three levels: Level I, Level II, and Certified Municipal Court Clerk (CMCC). Download this brochure for more information.

At each level, a test is administered to gauge the skill-level and aptitude of the professional seeking certification. TMCEC has developed study materials to prepare program-participants and other court support personnel to better understand the law, procedure, and responsibilities of the municipal court clerk. 

Clerk Certification Updates

 Automatic Clerks Renewals for TMCEC Attendees!

Starting September 1, 2014, clerks who attend Live/In-Person TMCEC training, will not be required to also submit a renewal application. The Record of Attendance completed at the end of the seminar will serve as verification for hours and thus a Renewal Application no longer needs to be submitted.

To verify that hours have been automatically and properly recorded, please log onto four to six weeks after the seminar. Once logged in, click the "Certification Renewal" tab to show the most current year renewed.  Letters confirming renewals will no longer be sent as we encourage participants to verify their status online.

PLEASE NOTE: Clerks who acquire hours through TMCEC Archived Webinars, or with other approved providers, must still submit a renewal application, as well as copies of all training certificates.

Submitting Your Renewal & Verifying Renewal Status Online: You can now submit and verify your certification renewal through our Register site at site.  After you have logged in, click the "Certification Renewal" tab and it will show your most current year renewed. Letters confirming renewals will no longer be sent we encourage participants to verify their status online.

 Prep Session Minimums

TMCEC Prep Sessions at regional seminars are now contingent upon a minimum of four people, per level, registering two weeks prior to the start date of the seminar. However, TMCEC offers numerous learning tools though the Online Learning Center (OLC), such as practice exams, flashcards, and quizzes. Online, interactive prep sessions will also be added soon. Stay tuned for more details!

Discussion Forum

The OLC now hosts a discussion page for anyone participating, or wanting to participate, in the Clerk Certification Program. Looking for a study partner? Have a question about something you read in the study guides? Need a little motivation to keep studying? Post it here in this open forum!

**Please note, if you have a specific question for the TMCEC staff, please contact us directly. This forum is for participants to connect with one another and TMCEC staff will not be regularly monitoring the discussions. This forum was created specifically for the Clerk Certification Program, so discussions should be related to this subject matter.

Once logged onto the OLC, visit the "Online Learning Modules" section and you will see the "Clerks Flash Cards" and "Discussion Forum."

 New Level III Book Added

Starting September 1, 2015, “The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential” by John C. Maxwell will be added to the Level III Reading list. This book does not replace any books, but instead is an addition to the existing books. Testing over this book will begin in January 1, 2016. Copies will be available to check out beginning September 1, 2015.