Level I & II - Testing


Testing for each level requires the participant to successfully pass three (3) parts of the exam.  Exam sites are hosted at a variety of locations through out the academic year by TMCEC, TCCA and TMCA.  Payment must be submitted with your registration.  

Exam Registrations may not be completed online.  Please complete a paper registration form and submit to TMCEC by email at certification@tmcec.com or by fax at (512) 435-6118.  

TESTING REGISTRATION & LOCATIONS

You will find upcoming testing locations on the registration form which is revised regularly.  

Click here for 2017-2018 TEST REGISTRATION FORM  and exam dates.

To register for the exam, complete this registration form with payment and mail, email or fax to TMCEC.

EXAM FEES

TCCA or TMCA members in good standing receive a discounted exam fee of $75.00.  

The exam fee for Non-members is $150. Level II and III exams are available for testing in parts, for a fee of $25 per part for members and $50 per part for non- members. 

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR MY TEST RESULTS?

TMCEC is acutely aware at our participants excitement in receiving results, therefore we make every effort to complete the grading process as quickly as possible but within 45 days.  After your test(s) has been graded, TMCEC staff will enter your results into your personal profile.  You can find in under the certification tab.  A participant must receive a 70% or higher on each part of the exam. Raw scores are not available, only a pass/fail result is recorded.  The best way to follow your exam results is by logging into your profile each day. The final result will be displayed as either "Passed" or "UNS - Unsuccessful".  In the event the participant is not successful on an exam, indicators are noted for areas needing further study in the profile that read "Study Part B/C".    

WHAT DO I BRING WITH ME TO TEST?

You are required to provide your ID at the testing site.  Please arrive 30 minutes early to check in. It is strongly recommended that you bring several #2 pencils and your receipt for payment of the exam registration.  You will not be allowed to store personal belongings at your testing table, although an area will be provided for you to store your belongings within the same room. Studying during the exam period is not permitted. Your test proctor will go over the rules of the testing center before your begin.  All efforts are made by the test proctor to limit noise within the testing room, but if you are sensitive to noise, it is highly suggested that you bring earplugs.  


Level I

This test must be taken and passed with a score of 70 or above.  It may NOT be take in individual parts.  Exam questions for Level I are comprised from the Level I Study Guide, which can be downloaded for free and are located under "Resources" at the top of the home page.  The exam is presented in a multiple-choice and true-false format.  The parts of Level 1 exam are broken into the following topics:

Exam Part A

Exam Part B

Exam Part C
An Overview of the Courts Charging and Pre Trial State and City Reports
Role of the Clerk Trial Processes and Procedures Traffic Law
Court Ethics Post-Trial Processes Communications and Stress Management

 

 

 

 

Study Tools

Prep Course Material Answer Key Crossword Puzzle

Level II

This test must be taken and passed with a score of 70 or above on each individual part.  Any part can be taken individually.  Exam questions for Level II are comprised from the Level II Study Guide, which can be located under "Resources" at the top of the home page.  The exam is presented in a multiple-choice and true-false format.  The parts of Level 2 are broken into the following topics:

Exam Part A Exam Part B Exam Part C
Equal Justice Under the Law Code of Criminal Procedure & Penal Code Children & Minors
Overview of Processing Cases Bond Forfeitures Financial Management
Legal Research Court Technology Records & Caseflow Management

Study Tools

Prep Course Material  Answer Key Crossword Puzzle

Exam Expiration & Filing Deadlines

  • Level 1 & Level 2 exams expire 3 years after the testing date
  • Applications for Level 1 & Level 2 must be filed before the 3rd years

Level lII information can be found on a separate page.