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2017 Education dates for 12 hour pre-certification & CE classes posted

2017 educational dates have been posted for the three 12-hour pre certification classes being offered this year. They coincide with the 2017 test dates announced by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).  The test dates can be found on their website:

We have the first 5-hour Continuing Education date set for Saturday March 18, 2017 – which also coincides with the Annual GAPPS board meeting. Get your CE done early in the year and out of the way.

The other two offerings for the 5 hour Continuing Education for 2017 have been posted.


Appellant Brief for GAPPS v. Sheriff

Please find attached the Appellant Brief. There are a number of typos which will be or have been corrected.



Judicial Council’s Proposed Rules Changes

Please see attached the proposed rule changes for the certification program below.


If you have any suggestions or changes, please contact Paul Tamaroff at [email protected]



5th Annual Conference and Continuing Education Seminar – date announced

5th Annual Conference and Continuing Education Seminar

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The conference will be held at the Manuel Maloof Auditorium in Decatur.

More details will be posted as speakers are confirmed.

A catered lunch by Fox Brothers will be provided.

Watch this website for other 2017 educational opportunities to be announced.



GAPPS 4th annual conference and CE a success!

Thanks to the 65+ folks that attended the GAPPS conference and continuing education seminar this past Saturday.

We had some great speakers, vendors and a good time was had by all.

The 2016 Board of Directors is now published on the site and are:

Robin Martinelli – President

Deb Duchon  – Vice President

Elizabeth Smith – Treasurer

Lathan Nichols – Secretary

Paul Tamaroff – Director

Jayne Rauser – Director

John Byer – Director

Curvin Self – Director

Please watch website soon for a list of committees – we’ll be seeking volunteers to help with these areas and would love to have the assistance of more members to strengthen our association.

Thanks, your 2016 GAPPS board


2015 education dates announced + intro. to process serving symposium!

The dates for both the 12 hr class for process server Pre-Certification and also the 5 hr Continuing Education in 2015 have been set!

The 12 hour Pre-Certification classes will be held on 2 weekends during the year:

August 22 and August 23

October 10 and October 11

All training classes will again be held at Maloof Building in Decatur, GA.  and you may sign up on our Education Page

These dates have been chosen as to coincide with the State Test for Certification >given by the AOC* (in dowtown Atlanta)

*AOC Test dates for 2015 are in process of being set and will follow the class dates

Additional information about AOC state testing may be found by following this link:

The Continuing Education Dates for 2015 are as follows:

Saturday 9/12

Saturday 11/7

So you want to be a process server symposium

Saturday June 27, 2015 – This is a first time class for folks who have never served a paper.  It will be held in downtown Decatur, the cost is $99 and will cover what a process server is and does, the role of the process server in the legal system, types of process, documents served, who may serve, obstacles to consider before becoming a server, how get in the business among other topics.

Join us for this 5 hour course and you will discover if process serving is something you want to pursue and what the next step is.  Watch our site for sign up details, etc.


Jayne Rauser

Director  and Training Coordinator

GAPPS in the news-again!

Please find attached an article from today’s Fulton County Daily report.

FDR.3.18.15.Sheriffs Can Ignore


As this article created some confusion about whether or not private process servers are able to continue serving papers in Georgia. Please find attached 2 different explanations which be of benefit to you and your clients.

What’s Next? NAPPS Website.3.19.15Letter to Editor.3.19.15.RobinMartinelli

Speakers announced for the 3rd Annual Conference & Education Seminar

Our conference will again take place at Dave & Busters at 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Ste 441, Lawrenceville GA on March 7, 2015. The fee for members remains at $99 which includes a continental breakfast, beverages, snacks & heavy hors devours.

Here is the list of speakers/topics for this years conference:

Ray Giudice, Esq a criminal defense attorney who is nationally known, respected and a frequent guest on CBS Atlanta.

Laurie Attaway, CPA who will speak about accounting tips for your small business.

Muhsin Hassan,  a certified process server will speak about being a good witness for your client when asked to testify in court.

Rod McClellan a certified process server will speak about when to hire additional servers and how to get the right fit for your business.

Please click on the link below to register:

DeKalb State Order

Please find attached a copy of the 2015 DeKalb State Order.



Fulton State Order

Please find attached the Fulton State Order for 2015!

2015 Process Server Order