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Seminar Dates and Locations

Civil Process Seminars Dates and Locations

Date City Hotel Surcharge
January 31-February 3, 2016

San Antonio

Marriott Plaza
555 S. Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX
$60.00 + 16.75% tax
March 28-31, 2016 Galveston San Luis Resort & Conf. Center
5222 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX
(409) 744-1500
$54.50 + 15% tax
April 24-27, 2016 Rockwall

Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront
2055 Summer Lee Dr.

Rockwall, TX

$62.50 + 13% tax
July 26-29, 2016 Austin Doubletree by Hilton Austin North
6505 North IH-35
Austin, TX
$63.00+ 15% tax


Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements
You must be a lawfully elected or appointed Texas Constable, an employed or officially appointed deputy constable, or an employed clerk working for a constable’s office.

All registrants will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis no matter whether they are a constable, chief deputy, deputy, or clerk. Therefore, be sure to register as soon as possible to ensure your attendance at your desired seminar location.

You must attend the entire 20 hours to receive TCLEOSE credit in Civil Process.

Registration/ Texas State Overhead Assessment

Registration/ Texas State Overhead Assessment
The Registration Fee/Texas State University Overhead Assessment Fee for all Twenty-Hour Seminars is now $150.00*. Our grant has not increased in a number of years and this increase, allows us to off-set inflation so we can continue to offer quality education without decreasing the number of available training spots.

* Pursuant to the grant conditions, the registration fee is mandatory and is returned to the grant to be spent as restricted funds. The Texas State University Overhead Assessment is used for activity expenses that the Grant cannot cover, such as excess meal and break costs, salary supplements, etc. These unrestricted funds are deposited into the Texas State University account. Counties or individuals who cannot afford the Overhead Assessment may request a waiver.

Online Registration

Online Registration

Go to the Training Center’s Website at www.tjctc.org, login to My TJCTC Home using your User Name and Password. If you have not already done so you will need to create your User ID and Password. Then use them to log-on.


Click on Online Registration then click on the seminar or workshop  you wish to attend. If it is RED it is full. You may register and be put on a waiting list or you may choose another seminar or workshop. 


Select your room preference. I Do Not Need a Room; Double Occupancy sharing with another attendee which is no charge to you; or Single/Share Room with Spouse which requires a surcharge. If you check  Double Occupancy, click on Select a Roommate and select a specific roommate from the drop-down menu which will list possible roommate choices. If that person is not listed, they have not registered yet. If you do not have a specific roommate or if your preferred roommate has not yet registered you may select “any”. After your specific roommate registers you can go back to your TJCTC Home page and select their name.

If you have special needs, type them in the “special needs” box and we will make every effort to have the hotel honor them, i.e. wheelchair accessible, close to elevator, low floor, etc. A smoking room is not an option since most hotels are now smoke free. 

STEP 4.  

Select your classes from the 3 Tracks:

Introductory Track: Recommended for those with 0 to 3 years experience serving Civil Process, and/or minimal civil process workload, or those preparing for the TCOLE Civil Process Proficiency Certificate exam (CPPC). You DO NOT have to follow this track the entire seminar but may skip between these classes and the Specialty Classes.

Specialty Track: Recommended for those that wish to get more in-depth training on a specific Civil Process topic. You DO NOT have to follow this track the entire seminar but may skip between these classes and the Introduction Classes.

Discussion Track: Recommended for those with more than 3 years experience serving Civil Process and/or experience with a high volume of civil process workload and have previously attended at least 2 Basic level Classes. You MUST bring a laptop computer, e-tablet or set of **research books to attend. Limited to 36 attendees. See below for list of books required. You must stay in this track the entire seminar.


After you have made your Track selection, click on Register at the bottom of the page. You will be taken to view selections made you will need to confirm your selections once that is done you will be taken to your invoice.

STEP 6.  

Print your invoice immediately. Your invoice reflects the registration fee and Texas State Overhead Assessment which is a total of $150.00. Please arrange for payment as soon as possible.

Your registration will not be final and no room reservation will be made until your payment is received. After we receive payment, a confirmation letter will be e-mailed to you. Payment MUST be received at least 2 weeks prior to the seminar. Your name will not be listed on the online roster until we have received your payment. If you need to reprint your invoice you can do so by logging into the My TJCTC Home.

Cancellations & Changes

Cancellations & Changes
Cancellations will not be accepted over the phone. You must cancel online by logging into your "My TJCTC Home" page.  If you cancel within 2 weeks of the seminar, the refund process will begin. If you cancel thereafter, you may not apply fees toward any other upcoming seminar within the academic year and you will not be eligible for a refund.

Persons who register and “No-Show” a seminar will not be eligible to receive a refund or attend a Training Center 20-Hour Civil Process seminar for the remainder of this academic year and the following academic year.

Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis

Hotel Information

Hotel Reservations:
The Training Center makes all hotel reservations for the seminars. You should only call the hotel for medical emergencies, directions, or to reach an attendee of the seminar. The hotel will not give you reservation information. If you wish to make a change to your reservations, please do so by choosing “View and Edit Seminars” on your My TJCTC Home page menu and selecting edit. Your confirmed hotel accommodations will be listed in the confirmation letter.


Hotel Check-In:
When you arrive at the hotel, a line of credit must be established between you and the hotel for incidental charges. You may be asked to present a major credit card or cash deposit. Do not use a personal debit card for deposits or incidentals when checking into the hotel. The unused balance of your deposit will be returned to you upon check out. Standard hotel check in time is 3:00 p.m. For this reason, you may be asked to store your luggage at the bell-stand until clean rooms become available. If you plan to arrive at the hotel after 6:00 p.m. on the check-in day, you will be responsible for calling the hotel and guaranteeing your room with a personal credit card.

Early Arrival or Late Stay:
If you plan to arrive prior to the seminar start date, or intend to stay longer than the conclusion of the seminar, you will be solely responsible for all extra costs.



TJCTC is offering three one day workshops on three different topics this academic year.


Office Management for One Person Constable’s Offices and Constable Clerks

This workshop  discusses the requirements and duties placed on the administrative demands of a modern day constable’s office. Topics include fees of office, bookkeeping requirements, dealing with the public, salesmanship, civil process tracking and returns, records retention, TCOLE policies, NCIC/TCIC regulations, and customer service. It will also touch on the importance of departmental policies and procedures and the need for good relations between county offices.


 Manufactured Housing Evictions

Covers the eviction process and the applicability of the statues directly relating to the issues of Manufactured Housing (Mobile Homes) including definitions and Pre-requisite Notices. Includes service of FED’s, Possessions, and Writs of Re-entry, relating to manufactured housing as well as a review of Chapter 94, Texas Property Code. Problems encountered by officers, relating to the removal of manufactured housing, personal property, storage, and liability issues will also be addressed. Students are encouraged to bring forth specific issues encountered during the service and enforcement of writs relating to manufactured housing.


Officer Safety & Courtroom Security

Primary focus of this workshop is in the areas of officer safety as it relates to certain Writs that require the seizure or attachment of a person or property such as Evictions, Child Attachments and Protective Orders. It covers the officer’s proper approach, scene safety, tactical planning and execution, proper safety equipment needed, dynamic entry and room clearing and approach and use of force to vicious animals as well as policy development. Courtroom security topics include duties of bailiffs, challenges to courtroom violence and understanding of security trends, safety evacuations and strategies that improve protection measures from violence. Learn to identify and effectively deal with potentially dangerous individuals.





Dec 4, 2015


Sunday House

Office Management for One Person Offices and Constable Clerks

$42.50 + 13% tax

May 23, 2016

Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay Resort

Manufactured Housing Evictions

$60 + 14% tax

Aug 22, 2016

San Antonio

Eilan Hotel

Officer Safety & Courtroom Security

 $60 + 16.75% tax


Workshop’s Fees & Format


All workshops have a $100 Registration fee and are open to all Constables, Deputy Constables, Constable Clerks and Reserves on a first come, first served basis. Register online and print out your invoice. Included in the fee is a continental breakfast, group lunch, and refreshment breaks.


Day Prior to Workshop: Hotel Check-in by 6 p.m. (unless you guaranteed your room for late arrival with a credit card)

Day of Workshop:

8 to 9 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. to Noon Class

Noon to 1 p.m. Group Lunch

1 to 4 p.m. Class



To qualify for the certification, the applicant must:

1) Be a full-time paid sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, or deputy constable;

2) Hold an active peace officer license;

3) Never had a license or certificate issued by the commission suspended or revoked;

4) Be in compliance with the most recently completed continuing education training cycle;

5) Have at least three years full-time experience or the equivalent as a peace officer in a sheriff or constable's office servicing civil process;

6) Have successfully completed 40 hours of civil process training with at least 20 hours completed in the last training cycle;

7) Obtain a valid passing score on the examination for civil process proficiency certification as approved by the commission;

8) Complete the application;

9) Pay associated fees.


To qualify to sit for the exam, the applicant must:

1) Meet qualifications 1-6 listed above;

2) Register online for your desired exam date at least 2 weeks prior to the date or register on-site during the seminar you are attending.

3) After registering print out your invoice and send it in along with the non-refundable registration fee: Constables and their personnel are $15.00; Sheriff's and their personnel are $20.00. Sheriff's personnel must call TJCTC to be entered in our database prior to registering.


Exam Sites: Exams are scheduled to follow each 20-Hour Civil Process Seminar during the 2015-2016 academic year at 12:30 p.m. or immediately following the wrap-up of the seminar. In addition, the exam is available at the TJCTC office in Austin four times per year. Applicants must call and schedule an appointment between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.


Study Guides:

Civil Proficiency Study Guide 2015

Study Guide Questions 2015

Study Guide Question and Answers 2015




Catalog (PDF, 1 MB)