​Continuing Education for Justices of the Peace

Justices of the peace are required to obtain 80 hours during their first year in office and 20 hours annually thereafter.

Programs that Qualify

Any approved by the Justice Court Education Committee.

Filing for Credit

Justices of the peace may either send a letter requesting continuing education approval prior to or immediately following a seminar or program for which they wish to receive credits to the Texas Justice Courts Training Center (TJCTC). The Justice Court Education Committee will then decide if credits will be granted and the number of hours that may be earned.

Legal Source

Government Code, Section 27.005

Open Government Training Information

Elected and appointed public officials are required by a state law to receive training in Texas open government laws. For more information on this training including free video training courses, check out The Office of the Attorney General website.

County Official Organizations

The Texas Association of Counties serves as the umbrella organization for various independent county official organizations in Texas. These organizations serve as an important resource for county officials for information, networking and advocacy.

The association for this office is Justice of the Peace & Constables Association of Texas.

For more information about training courses, view the Texas Justice Court Training Center event calendar.