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The Office of Certification and Licensing furnishes program and administrative support to boards and commissions responsible for the testing and licensure of Georgia court professionals, such as court reporters, foreign and sign language interpreters, alternative dispute mediators and neutrals, and private probation providers.

  • Board of Court Reporting (BCR)

    The Board of Court Reporting of the Judicial Council of Georgia, created by statute, is the governing authority that regulates and defines the practice of court reporting in Georgia. The standards of the court reporting profession are articulated through rules and regulations, certification, mandatory training, and disciplinary sanctions. Read More

  • Commission on Interpreters (COI)

    The Georgia Commission on Interpreters was created by Georgia Supreme Court Order in 2003 as a regulatory entity within the judiciary. The Commission sets the guidelines for the use of interpreters in all courts, develops the criteria for certification of interpreters, establishes standards of professional conduct, and maintains an interpreter registry.  Read More

  • County and Municipal Probation Advisory Council (CMPAC)

    The Council makes sure city, county, and private probation providers are serving Georgia’s courts and citizens ethically and professionally. The Council sends staff to probation offices to evaluate compliance with the law and rules. Staff also conducts group and individual training classes. The Council sanctions probation providers who do not comply with Georgia law and Council rules.  Read More

  • Commission on Family Violence (GCFV)

    The Commission on Family Violence was created in 1992 by the state legislature to develop a comprehensive state plan for ending family violence in Georgia. In addition to state planning, GCFV’s primary functions include local task force development, policy analysis, training, and certification and monitoring of family violence intervention programs.  Read More

  • Commission on Dispute Resolution (GODR)

    The mission of the Commission on Dispute Resolution is to help the Georgia Supreme Court fulfill its Constitutional mandate to provide for the speedy, efficient, and inexpensive resolution of disputes and prosecutions in the judiciary. The Commission does this by managing a statewide system that offers true and effective alternatives to traditional litigation. Those alternatives – mediation, non-binding arbitration, and case evaluation – give Georgia litigants lower-cost choices for resolving their differences, and they help save scarce court resources for those cases that cannot be resolved without judge or jury.  Read More

  • Process Servers

    To become a certified process server, one must successfully complete a twelve-hour training course, pass a licensure test, and meet other administrative requirements. These requirements are found within the rules posted on the program webpage. The purpose of the certification process is to increase knowledge and professionalism among process servers in Georgia.  Read More


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