Judicial Flex Time

Municipal judges who have completed at least two years of required judicial education through TMCEC AND have completed 8 hours of continuous live presentation for the current academic year through TMCEC are eligible to complete the remaining 8 hours of required training by using "flex time."

"Flex-time” can be satisfied through live presentation, approved online education, or any combination of approved live events and online education.

Approved Providers include:

American Judges Association Texas Center for the Judiciary
ABA (American Bar Association Traffic Seminar Texas Council on Family Violence
Center for American and International Law Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Harvard Law School Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project
Houston Municipal Court Texas Defense Lawyers Project
Juvenile Law Section of the State Bar Texas District and County Attorney's Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Texas Justice Court Judges Association, Inc.
National College of District Attorneys Texas Justice Court Training Center
National Council of Juvenile and Family Law judges Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Office of Court Administration Texas Municipal Courts Association
The National Judicial College Texas Municipal League
State Bar of Texas Professional Development Programs  U.S. Army, Judge Advocate School
Texas Association of Counties  


Flex time must be reported to TMCEC. To simplify the reporting process of these additional hours, TMCEC has created an online reporting system. To manage flex-time and opt-out requests and reporting:

  1. Go to http://register.tmcec.com/
  2. Login with your ID & password provided by TMCEC
  3. Select  “Manage Credits” in the upper right hand corner
  4. On the “Manage Credits” screen, you will have options to report judicial education from a pre-approved program, request approval for judicial education program that is not on the list of pre-approved programs, or to opt-out of training for TMCEC for the year

Additionally, proof of training certificates can still be mailed or faxed into TMCEC by completing the Affirmation. All hours must be submitted by the end of the academic year, August 31st of every year. We ask that you submit the hours as soon as possible to allow us time to process them.