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Texas Process Server Continuing Education - Texas Notary Public Course

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Continuing Education for Texas Certified Process Servers - JBCC Approved

Texas Notary Public Training Course
Program #: PSC2017112
Provider: Phyllis Traylor
Location: San Antonio, Texas

The Texas Notary Public Training Course was approved by the Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC) for three (3) hours of continuing education for Texas Certified Process Servers.

http://www.txcourts.gov/jbcc/process-server-certification/continuing-education/

A new continuing education requirement became effective on September 1, 2014. To renew a certification, a process server must have completed 12 hours of approved continuing education.

However, process servers who were certified as of September 1, 2014, do not have to complete CE for their first renewal under the JBCC. For those process servers, the continuing education requirement begins with the process server's next three-year certification period (that is, for the second renewal under the JBCC).

Section 8.5 of JBCC Rules (Process Server Certification)

(a) To renew certification, a certified process server must establish that all required continuing education has been completed. Rules 4.1-4.3 supplement this rule and establish additional requirements for continuing education.

(b) A certified process server must complete at least 12 hours of approved continuing education during the process server's three-year certification period.

(c) A continuing education activity for a certified process server must be an organized program of learning dealing with matters that are directly related to service of process. A continuing education activity should increase participants' understanding of the Texas judicial system, the responsibilities of a certified process server, and the certified process server's impact on the judicial process and the public.

Please refer to Rules 4.1-4.3 and Rule 8.5 of the JBCC Rules for additional details on this requirement.

Who should take this training?

Texas Process Servers who need continuing education credit.

Current Texas Notaries Public (as a refresher), and those interested in becoming a Texas Notary Public.

Why should you attend this training?

Texas Certified Process Servers

Most return of service, office returns, etc., require a notarized affidavit. Getting one document notarized in Texas is a nominal fee ($6), however, most process servers will serve more than one document a month. If as a process server, you average 10 to 15 serves a month, the cost of completing and having a return of service notarized is going to average $60 - $100 a month. If you serve twice as many documents per month, your notarization fee for return of services also doubles, so you could be spending close to $200 a month just in notarization fees.

By becoming a Texas Notary Public, you can offset this fee, or eliminate it all together. While you cannot notarize your own signature as a Texas Notary Public, you could possibly partner with another Texas Process Server, and offer your notarial services in exchange for the same service from them, thus eliminating this expense for both of you.

You could also add notary public services to your list of business services that you offer, and provide notary services to current, and new clients. In order to provide and perform notary public services, you need to know what you can and cannot do as a Texas Notary Public.

Texas Notary Public

A Texas Notary Public is personally liable for negligence or fraud in the performance of the duties of the office. The Notary Public assumes personal liability for the full extent of damages caused by a breach of his or hers’ official duty. In addition to civil liability, Texas Notaries Public may be subject to criminal prosecution and the revocation or suspension of their notary public commission by the Texas Secretary of State's office.

There are currently no requirements for any type of “Formal Training” for Texas Notaries Public. However, as you will learn in this course, Texas Gov't. Code Ann. § 406.009 gives the Texas Secretary of State the authority to reject an application, or suspend or revoke the commission of any Notary Public for "good cause". "Good Cause" includes:

  • • - the failure to comply with Section 406.017;
  • • - a final conviction for a violation of law concerning the regulation of the conduct of notaries public in this or another state;
  • • - the imposition on the notary public of an administrative, criminal, or civil penalty for a violation of a law or rule prescribing the duties of a notary public;

This means that even though there are no requirements for formal training, a Texas Notary Public is still expected to know and more importantly follow the laws and regulations governing his or her commission.

By the way, what is not mentioned above are the monetary fines that can also be imposed if any of the laws are violated. So, not only can a Texas Notary Public loose his or her commission, the individual could be looking at some pretty hefty fines depending on the severity of the violation committed (and believe me, this does happen).

Unfortunately, the excuse “I didn’t know” does not come into play. Before you start notarizing documents, it is your responsibility to learn the rules and regulations governing your Texas Notary Public commission.

Payment Options:

  • Register online then mail in payment (payable to My San Antonio Mobile Notary) to: 17460 IH 35 N, Suite #430, PMB 421, Schertz, TX 78154 - Payment must be received prior to the date of the event. Seat/registration is not confirmed until payment is received.
  • Register and Pay online here: https://txprocessserverce_sept2017.eventbrite.com
  • Call (210) 343-5007, register and make a credit card payment by phone.
  • Register online then request an invoice.
  • Registration must be completed and fee(s) paid prior to July 28, 2017. Those waiting to pay “at the door” will be subject to a $15 surcharge.
  • For More Info Call: (210) 343-5007 or Email: phyllis@mysamobilenotary.com

What you will learn:

  • How Notary Public procedures apply to process service
  • Notarizing for Signers with Disabilities
  • Adding Notarial Certificates
  • How to handle handwritten documents
  • Authorized Notarial Fees
  • Proper Record Keeping
  • Notarizing documents requiring witnesses
  • Avoiding Official Misconduct
  • Notarizing Documents in Foreign Languages
  • Notarizing Translations
  • Signing with a Power of Attorney
  • Incompetent Signers
  • Credible Witnesses
  • And more.

Texas Notary Public Professional Training Academy – Mission:
To teach the Texas Notary Public how to properly notarize documents and complete notarial certificates, so the Notary Public will feel confident completing notarial duties for the general public. Also, provide training in “what to do” and “what not to do” as a Texas Notary Public.

About the instructor:
Phyllis E. Traylor has been a Notary Public for almost 10 years. She is a United States Army retiree, and the owner of My San Antonio Mobile Notary and other subsidiaries.
Phyllis has a Master of Arts degree in Adult and Higher Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Education. She taught full time as an Assistant Professor at St. Philip’s College in the Business Information Solutions Department, and at DeVry University as a Visiting Professor. She is currently an Adjunct Faculty member at St. Philip’s College.
Phyllis is a member of the American Notary Association, and sits on several non-profit boards.
My San Antonio Mobile Notary has been awarded the following vendor certifications through the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA):

AABE - African American Business Enterprise
ESBE - Emerging Small Business Enterprise
MBE - Minority Business Enterprise
SBE - Small Business Enterprise
VBE - Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise
WBE - Woman-Owned Business Enterprise

Please join the Texas Notary Public Training Academy “Meet Up Group”, so you can stay informed. Announcements will be made about up coming courses, events, Texas Notary Public news and notary supplies. https://www.meetup.com/TexasNotaryPublicTrainingAcademy/

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