The Texas Administrative Code establishes that everyone who processes an Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) must be certified by the Office of the Attorney General.


The Office of the Attorney General provides certification training opportunities that fit your busy schedules.

For Attorneys

The AOP training for attorneys is easy to access and complete. Be sure to read the detailed instructions provided at the end of the certification training, for next steps.

  • Complete the AOP Certified Entity Training for Attorneys
  • Contact your Paternity Outreach Coordinator by email to request the certification exam.
    • Be sure to provide your full name, mailing address, preferred telephone and your State Bar number.

Ordering AOP Materials and Forms

Would you like to order publication materials and/or the VSU requisition forms, please go to our AOP for Certified Entities page for a full list of available materials.