Maryland Courts

Professional Development

Court Professional Certificate Program (CPC)

PLEASE NOTE: This course of study is currently accepting applications.  Application materials are due by October 25, 2017.

The Court Professional Certificate (CPC) Program is a “basics” Judiciary study curriculum offered for qualified, regular Judiciary employees.  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 that 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

Class of 2017


Back Row: Letitia Johnson, Karen Lester, Cheryl Pittman, Onell Autrey, Amy Meeks, Kailee McCoy,
Jennifer Northcraft, Sabrena Peterson, Clea Holden, Melvin

Middle Row: Holly Marston, Pui Ling Lai (Carol), Michelle Jonczak, Kacey Prochazka, Lesley Collins,

Ginger Howard, Linda Stout, Sharon Martin, Robyn Rigelsky, Ashley Wolfe, Mary Simmons

Front Row: Elizabeth Carr, Lauren Crouse, Joshina Bazemore, Michelle Krankoski, Tara Robinson, Kathy

Nunnally, Anita Farmer, Micaela Becerra, Lisa Ammann



Court Professional Certificate 2017 Course Dates and Attendees

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for the CPC certificate, candidates must:

  • Have received at least a “meets standards” rating on their last job performance review.
  • Have served successfully for no less than one year as of the application deadline date, as a regular, full-time employee of the MD Judiciary.
  • Commit 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., Clerk of Court, Administrative Clerk, Administrative Commissioner, AOC Assistant Administrator, and DCHQ Assistant Chief Clerk).
  • Submit a signed essay of no more than 300 words as to why they wish to be considered for the CPC program.
  • 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.”
  • Not be in a lead worker, supervisor, or manager position, with the exception of the following: Graduates of the Court Supervisor/Manager Certificate (CS/MC) program and/or the Institute for Court Management (ICM) program. Graduates from CS/MC and ICM may apply whether they are or are not lead workers, supervisors, or managers.