Maryland Courts

Court Professional Certificate Program (CPC)

PLEASE NOTE: This course of study is accepting applications through October 24, 2014.

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.


Click on the links below to find out more details about the program.

If you have additional questions, contact Nancy Kline 410-260-3604 or email

CLASS of 2017
CPC Class 2017

Court Professional Certificate 2017 Course Dates and Attendees
Court Professional Certificate 2017

Eligibility Criteria

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,
    Administrative Commissioner).
  • 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.