Texas Association for Court Administration
A Professional Association | Founded 1976

Court Management Program (CMP)

What is the Court Management Program (CMP)?

The Texas Court Management Program (Texas CMP) certification mirrors the nationally recognized program developed by ICM and will be offered in Texas exclusively to Texas court personnel.

Who are the program's sponsors?

TACA, in partnership with the Texas Center for the Judiciary and the Institute for Court Management (ICM) of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC).

Who can attend the Court Management Program?

Texas CMP is designed for those persons who have completed the Trial Court Coordination and Trial Court Management courses of the PDP curriculum. Applications will be reviewed before acceptance, and preference will be given to applicants who have already completed these two programs.

What if I have not completed PDP?

If space is available, applicants who have not completed Years 1 and 2 of PDP will be considered, but these individuals must commit to attend and complete the ICM Fundamental Issues of Caseflow Management course prior to the concluding seminar and at their own expense.

What is the program's schedule?

The Texas CMP program consists of four core courses (2.5 days each) and one 4.5 day concluding seminar. The courses run concurrently with the Texas Center’s PDP and TACA’s Annual Education Conference as listed below:
June 18-23, 2017
October 30-November 1, 2017

What are the advantages of attending the class in Texas?

The partnerships developed allow the program to be offered at substantial savings (one-third of the cost of completing the program through ICM) to participants through the use of Texas faculty and reduced travel costs for participants.

What expenses will I be responsible for?

The Texas Center will reimburse the Texas CMP participants for travel, meals, and lodging for the courses running concurrently with PDP per grant guidelines. Participants and/or their respective counties will be responsible for expenses incurred while attending the courses running concurrently with the TACA Annual Education Conference. Each of the initial four courses has a registration fee of $160 and the Concluding Seminar has a registration fee of $320. The registration fees are not reimbursable by the Texas Center.

Where can I get more information about this program?

CMP Licensee Program

How can I apply for the program?

If you have any questions, please call the Texas Center for the Judiciary at 1(888)-785-8986 or Ed Wells at (713) 755-5394.