Twelve years ago TACA entered a licensee agreement with the National Center for State Courts to offer the Institute for Court Management’s (ICM) Certified Court Manager Program in Texas to TACA members employed in the Texas District, County, and Probate Courts. Several classes of coordinators, managers, and administrators graduated with the CCM certification and today lead their courts to excellence.
This year TACA will continue supporting the professional development of its members by offering the next “class” of courses beginning at the 2021 Annual Education Conference. As with all ICM courses, class sizes are limited, and TACA will be accepting applications for acceptance into the Program. A few new changes will be a part of the program moving forward. The CCM Program has always required six courses. In the past ICM offered credit for the Caseflow Management course for members who had completed PDP Coordination and Management programs. The PDP courses are no longer offered by the Texas Center for the Judiciary. Moving forward TACA will offer all six CCM courses.
The second change is one all of us are too familiar with in today’s world. Some number of courses will be offered virtually. Beginning with the Annual Education Conference this year, TACA will offer two in-person courses at the Conference. Two or three virtual courses will be offered during the following twelve months, and one or two in-person courses will be offered in conjunction with the 2022 Annual Conference. Participants completing all six courses will graduate (and we will honor/celebrate them) at the 2022 Annual Conference.
Applications are due by August 1, 2021. Consider that acceptance into the program is a commitment to attend all six courses and graduate with your class in the Fall of 2022.
Thank your Board for the commitment to offering CCM certification through TACA at a fraction of the cost to attend the national programs. I hope to see all of you at the Conference, and I hope to see 40 of you in the CCM Courses. Take care and be safe!
Chair, Professional Development
Texas Association for Court Administration
Find the application here: 2021 CCM Application.pdf
If you have any questions, please contact Ed Wells at Ed_Wells@ccl.hctx.net