National Association of Professional Process Servers

Become a Process Server in Texas

About Process Serving

Process servers deliver legal documents to defendants respondents and witnesses to persons involved in legal proceedings. Delivered documents range from: court summons; subpoenas; private lawsuits; complaints; to other court dealings. Process servers must also abide by state and federal laws.

How to Become a Process Server in Texas

Per the Texas Judicial Branch, you must:

  1. Complete a civil process educational course. that has been approved by the Judicial Branch Certification Commission (or the Commission) within one year of filing your process server application. Upon finishing the course, the course director should supply applicants with a certificate of completion.
  2. Submit the Application for Certification. Applicants must apply by mail or via the online licensing and certification system.
  3. Pay the certification fee. TThe appropriate fee must be paid at the time of submitting the application to be certified for a two-year period.
  4. Pass a criminal history background check.JBCC Staff will email applicants with the required form needed to schedule their fingerprinting appointment after receiving the certification application. (Only new applicants and applicants that have not previously been fingerprinted are required to obtain new fingerprints. Renewal application background checks are completed using the original fingerprints submitted and are run each time a process server renews their certification for another 2-year period)

To learn more about the certification and begin registration, click here.

What’s Next

Once you’ve become certified to be a process server in Texas, it’s time to continue your education and network with other professional process servers across the nation.

NAPPS provides memberships to its national association that provides membership benefits, including national networking events, opportunities to further your education and exclusive access to get listed in NAPP’s national database.

NOTE: Texas process server requirements can change over time. To stay up to date, contact your local county clerk or access the

If you have more questions, feel free to contact us.

For more information

Texas Process Servers Association