Earning and Reporting CJEs
Three ways to earn CJEs
1. Attend any of the following judicial education programs.
- Training programs conducted by JEC specific to your jurisdiction. Visit our Events Calendar for upcoming programs.
- National programs such as those offered at the National Judicial College and the National Center for State Courts.
- Other educational programs offered by public or private organizations if approved by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) or the Judicial Education Center (JEC).
2. View recordings of:
- Annual trainings - Because annual trainings are required, judges will need to follow the Excusal Procedures to be excused from a required annual training and access the recordings.
- New Judges Orientation - This is a requirement for newly appointed judges to be certified to sit on the bench. Request a recording.
3. Prepare and present at educational programs in cooperation with the AOC and the JEC
You are responsible for submitting CJE reports to JEC for annual trainings and any other approved training that you attended.
You are also responsible for verifying that you have earned the minimum required credits for the year. If you attended or viewed your annual training, then you have probably satisfied the requirements. You can request a transcript to verify credits earned.
JEC tracks and then reports credit hours to the AOC on or before December 31st of each year. The AOC then certifies whether or not you have completed your required hours of approved continuing education programs.