Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Judicial Branch Certification Commission*

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9 Members - Term: 6 Years; 5 Judges, 4 Public Members appointed by the Supreme Court


Office Office Holder Represents / Term Ends
Chair The Honorable Sid L. Harle 02-01-2023
Vice Chair The Honorable William C. "Bill" Sowder 02-01-2025
Commissioner(s) Velma Arellano 02-01-2021
Mark Blenden 02-01-2023
Don D. Ford 02-01-2019
The Honorable Glen N. Harrison 02-01-2024
Anne Murray Moore 02-01-2021
The Honorable Polly Spencer 02-01-2019
The Honorable Victor Villarreal 02-01-2025


The Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC) was established by the Texas Legislature, 83rd Regular Session, in Senate Bill 966. The nine member JBCC oversees certification, registration, licensing and regulation of court reporters and court reporting firms, guardians, process servers, and licensed court interpreters, and began operations on September 1, 2014. The Certification Division at the Office of Court Administration provides staff and support for the Commission.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2025.