Certificate Program FAQ

How do I enroll in the Certificate Program of my choice?

To enroll in the Certificate Program, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or (775) 327-8216 or registrar@judges.org. You must have completed at least one course prior to enrolling in the certificate program. You will be notified by the NJC registrar of your acceptance into the program.

Can courses qualify in more than one area of certification simultaneously?

Yes. For example, if you elect to enroll in both the General Jurisdiction Trial Skills and Leadership Enrichment & Jurisprudence Skills Certificate programs, you will receive credit in both of those programs for selected courses as long as they are within the elective and required course options for both programs. However, the same course cannot be used for more than two areas of certification.

Will I be given credit for those courses that I have already taken (retroactive credit)?

From the point you are accepted into the Certificate Program, you will be given credit for a maximum of two qualifying courses listed in your certificate choice dating back five years. For example, if you enter the program in 2015, you will be able to utilize two courses that were taken between 2010 and 2015, with a maximum of 10 retroactive credit hours.

Will the NJC accept transfer credits?

No. Because of the distinctiveness of the NJC’s judicial education environment, we do not accept transfer credits from other judicial education institutions.

Are there additional fees for the Certificate Program?

No. The College does not charge an application fee. The only NJC fees incurred are the usual tuition and conference fees charged for enrollment in all NJC courses.

What do I receive upon completion of the Certificate Program?

Upon completion of the program, you will receive a Certificate in Judicial Development. This certificate will be awarded at graduation upon completion of the final course required for certification.