Education applications

Request for Approved Education Hours not Provided by TMCEC or TCCA

The TCCA Education Committee acknowledges that clerks who are required to complete continued education hours to maintain their certification level may have opportunities to achieve those hours from qualified providers other than TMCEC or TCCA.

If you attended a course sponsored by a provider other than TMCEC or TCCA, and you would like to have those hours approved as continued education for the purposes of maintaining your certification, you will need to complete and submit the following application. 

Approved Provider List

The application process will require you to upload the following supporting documentation: 

1)  a copy of the agenda or course description;

2) a copy of any course materials provided to you as an attendee and

3) proof of successful completion of the course.

After you Submit Your Application: You will receive a confirmation email of your application being sent.  Once the Education Committee reviews your application, you will receive an email notifying you of the committee's decision to approve or deny your request.  You should receive a response within 30 days.  If approved, you will need to forward a copy of the approval email along with your Certification Renewal Application to TMCEC as part of the annual renewal process.

Chapter Education Applications

Complete and submit the Chapter Education Application 45 days prior to training date.   

  • Attach a copy of the instructor bio or resume with each application.  Speaker bios are good for the current calendar year.  Updated bios are required every calendar year.
  • Attach a copy of the speaker agreement.  Speaker agreements are good for the current calendar year.  Updated agreements are required every calendar year.
  • Attach a copy of the student materials.  This must include an outline giving an overview of the presentation and/or learning objectives.  You may include other materials, such as a Power Point presentation, but the committee will require an outline above all other materials.  

TCCA Policy on "Live Virtual" Education

Instructors MUST be approved for this type of credit (TMCEC trained faculty or facilitators).  Instructors with qualifications may be approved on an individual basis with submission of a biography and resume. Experience or certification in teaching is required. 

After you Apply: You will receive a confirmation email of your application being sent.  After review of your application by the Education Committee, you will receive an email notifying you of the committee's decision to approve your application.  If approved, the TCCA Administrative Assistant will create the event for posting to the TCCA Website.  The event draft will be sent to you for review prior to posting. 

ON THE DAY OF TRAINING you must have a sign in sheet for each topic or session to ensure only attendees are given qualified credit. The sign in sheet serves as the tracking source for certificates issued. A form will be supplied for your convenience.  The TCCA Administrative Assistant will create and post the certificates to the TCCA Website for you.

Questions?  Contact Pat Riffel, Education Chair, at priffel@friendswood.com. 


Submit Chapter Education Application

Chapter Prep Session Application

Complete and submit the Chapter Prep Session Application 45 days prior to training date

Chapters wishing to host a Level I and/or Level II Prep Session will need to submit two separate applications. 

  • Attach a copy of the facilitator bio or resume with each application.  Bios are good for the current calendar year.  Updated bios are required every calendar year.
  • Attach a copy of the speaker agreement.  Speaker agreements are good for the current calendar year.  Updated agreements are required every calendar year.
  • It's not necessary to attach course materials for prep sessions.  Prep Session Facilitators have access to the most updated materials.


New for 2021!

Based on prep session attendee and facilitator feedback, the number of hours required to attend has increased so that participants have enough time to thoroughly cover all the materials. 

  • The Level I Prep Session has increased from 4 hours to 5 hours.  Session A will cover the first half of the study guide for 2.5 hours.  Session B will cover the second half of the study guide for 2.5 hours.  Attendees may attend one or both sessions.
  • The Level II Prep Session has increased from 4 hours to 6 hours.  Session A will cover sections 1 - 3 for 2 hours.  Session B will cover sections 4 - 6 for 2 hours.  Session C will cover sections 7 - 9 for 2 hours.  Attendees may attend one, two or all sessions.
  • You may choose to host your prep session in person or virtually.
  • Chapters are responsible for following their local COVID plan when determining the number of in person attendees allowed at each in person event.
  • Chapters are responsible for consulting with the prep session facilitator when determining the number of virtual attendees allowed at each virtual event.
  • Chapters are required to follow the VIRTUAL LIVE POLICY  when hosting a virtual event. 

Facilitators MUST be approved for this type of credit. 

After you Apply: You will receive a confirmation email of your application being sent.  After review of your application by the Education Committee, you will receive an email notifying you of the committee's decision to approve your application.  If approved, the TCCA Administrative Assistant will create the event for posting to the TCCA Website.  The event draft will be sent to you for review prior to posting. 

ON THE DAY OF TRAINING you must have a sign in sheet for each topic or session to ensure only attendees are given qualified credit. The sign in sheet serves as the tracking source for certificates issued. A form will be supplied for your convenience.  The TCCA Administrative Assistant will create and post the certificates to the TCCA Website for you.

Questions?  Contact Pat Riffel, Education Chair, at priffel@friendswood.com. 

Submit Chapter Prep Session Application

Chapter Exam Application


Any off site testing must be sponsored by a local chapter with a minimum of 15 participants. The Chapter President / Education Chair is responsible for submitting the Chapter Exam  Application with the TCCA Education Chair 90 days prior to the testing date.

The Chapter is responsible for covering the cost of the testing site (proctor fee, travel, meals, lodging, shipping of tests, etc.). The Chapter will be invoiced by the Certification Program Financial Manager within 30 days after the testing date.

Test proctors will be assigned by the Education Committee.

Questions?  Contact Pat Riffel, Education Chair, at priffel@friendswood.com. 

Submit Chapter Exam Application







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