Civil Process Classes

Supreme Court of Texas Civil Process Server Application Process Summary 

Click here to register for the TALI Civil Process Education Course

In Texas, to serve civil process the preferred and approved method is to be certified by the Supreme Court through an application, fee, fingerprint/criminal background and education process.

There is an initial or new process server application, and a renewal process server application.  Each asks multiple sets of information to which you must swear by affidavit.  The application fee due to the Supreme Court of Texas is $225 for the three year certification. If you are renewing and are late (inside of your 45 day window from your expiration date), the Supreme Court applies a penalty of $110.00 to your application fee, raising it to $335.00.

You have to get fingerprints done at a location once you register online for an appointment, which also orders your criminal history and sends it directly to the Supreme Court at a cost of $41.45.

If you are new, you must also complete a Supreme Court of Texas-approved Civil Process Education class. The TALI-sponsored class costs $125.00, and is held monthly in multiple locations including San Antonio, Austin, Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth. Once you obtain the certificate from completion of this class, you send all materials to the Judicial Branch Certification Commission, Process Server Certification Advisory Board of the Supreme Court.  They indicate they manage applications in real time and set a goal of a 15-day turn-around on applications.

As of September 1, 2014, there is a new continuing education requirement.  Renewing process servers must document that they completed 12 hours of continuing education during the 3-year certification period.

However, process servers who were already certified on September 1, 2014, or who are certified and expired on September 1, 2014, must complete 12 hours of continuing education during the process server's NEXT 3-year certification period.  For example, if you are certified September 1, 2014 and renew on September 30, 2014, you have until September 30, 2017 to complete 12 hours of continuing education.

The total investment is $391.45 for new applicants, $266.45 for timely renewal applicants and $376.45 for late renewal applicants.  It is still one of the least expensive turn-key licensed business opportunities in the U.S.

Class certificates are good for one year and criminal history is good for 90 days so you can budget over a few months if you need to.

You can register for the TALI class at: Click Here to Register

You can view the applications and select the appropriate one at:

You can set an appointment and manage your fingerprints online at:

This is the instruction sheet for completing your online fingerprint appointment:




Good luck and see you in class!!


If you have any questions, please call or email Tim Quinn directly at 8830-660-2379 or

July 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - Houston
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - San Antonio

August 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - Dallas/Ft. Worth
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - San Antonio (TALI CONFERENCE)

September 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Houston
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - San Antonio
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Corpus Christi

October 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Dallas/Ft. Worth
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - San Antonio

November 2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - Houston
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - San Antonio

December 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Dallas/Ft. Worth
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - San Antonio


San Antonio

Dallas/Fort Worth


Embassy Suites San Antonio Airport
10110 US-281, San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 525-9999
Class begins at 8:30am and ends at 5:00pm
Candlewood Suites DFW South
4200 Reggis Court
Fort Worth, Tx 76155
(817) 868-1900

Class begins at 8:30am and ends at 5:00pm


Drury Inn & Suites Houston West
1000 Highway 6 N, Houston, TX 77079
(281) 558-7007

Class begins at 8:30am and ends at 5:00pm

Corpus Christi

Hampton Inn & Suites
917 N Navigation Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78408
Class begins at 8:30am and ends at 5:00pm