Pursuant to Rule 10(F), Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure, effective September 1, 2012, court investigators must complete a training program as prescribed by the Arizona Supreme Court before they can be appointed as an investigator to a case.
This training program is available for individuals to download and complete on their own schedule. To obtain the link for the training materials, send an email to Probate@courts.az.gov. Upon completion of the training program and submission of the required homework assignment, a certificate of completion will be issued and the investigator’s name will be added to the statewide list of individuals who have completed the training. This list is posted on the Seniors/Probate Law page on the Arizona Judicial Branch website at:
Completion of the training program and the homework assignment takes approximately three (3) hours.
Pursuant to Rule 10(F), the court investigator is required to file a copy of the certificate with the appointing court. Further, the court investigator must renew the training every five (5) years.
Questions regarding this training may be directed to Probate@courts.az.gov or to Nancy Swetnam at 602 452 3085.
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