Court Professional Certificate Program (CPC)
The Court Professional Certificate (CPC) Program is a “basics” Judiciary study curriculum offered for qualified, regular Judiciary employees who are not currently in a supervisory position. (For those who are in a supervisory position, please consider the Court Supervisor/Manager Certificate program.) The CPC program consists of 12 courses including The Maryland Judiciary - An Overview, The Nuts-and-Bolts of the Circuit and District Courts, Ethical Practice in the Court Workplace, and other courses which will give the participant valuable knowledge of how our court system functions.
In order to be considered for the CPC certificate, candidates must:
- Have served successfully for no less than three years as of the application deadline date,
as a regular, full-time employee of the MD Judiciary.
- Agree to a commitment to stay with the court for at least one year after completion of the CPC program.
- Fully complete the application form, adhering to all instructions.
- Attach a formal letter of recommendation from the applicant’s highest Administrative
Head (e.g. Director of the Department, Clerk of the Court, Administrative Clerk,
- Submit a signed essay of no more than 300 words as to why they wish to be considered
for the CPC program.
- Have received at least a “meets standards” rating on their last job performance review.
- Maintain a rating of “meets standards” or higher on performance reviews throughout the program. Any participant who falls below this rating will not be allowed to continue
with the program until the performance rating is brought up to “meets standards.”
- Be a Judiciary employee paid by the State.