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Process Server Classes

Arizona Private Process Server Exam Prep Course: This in-depth course covers the laws, procedures, ethics rules and guidelines for Arizona licensed process servers and is available 24/7 online. REGISTER

Ethics For Arizona Private Process Servers: A guidebook for navigating the Administrative Code and making decisions in business. Available online 24/7 and you can get one continuing education (CE) credit. REGISTER.

Making Your First Serve: This course is perfect for the newly licensed process server, the student who would like to learn more about the business of process serving and those currently working process servers that would like to brush up on their skills or learn new techniques. Approved by the Arizona Supreme Court for one continuing education (CE) credit. REGISTER

Process Server Practical: This hands-on class puts you one-on-one with an experienced process server and out in the field completing actual service of process. Learn how to effect proper service, make safe approaches and navigate the local court system. Approved by the Arizona Supreme Court for four (4) continuing education (CE) credit. Click here for details.

Starting Your Own Process Server Business: This course provides and inside look at the process server industry and what you you need to know PRIOR to setting up a process server business.

Branding Your Process Server Agency: What does your brand say about your business? Topics include: Define branding in the context of process service agencies; discuss the importance and value of identifying your core message; get strategies for DIY; hands-on exercises to begin the process; learn brand guidelines and the value of consistency. Taught by a Process Service Agency Owner for Process Servers

Introduction to Internet Marketing: This course will cover such strategies as blogging, email marketing, video advertising, affiliate marketing, article writing, websites, social media, e-books and more which will help drive traffic to your website

Website 101 - Process Server Edition: Taught by a Process Server Agency Owner, for Process Servers, you will learn how to establish your web presence in this competitive marketplace.

Why Doesn't My Website Work? Taught by a Process Server, for Process Servers, you will learn how to position your website in this competitive marketplace.

Affidavits and Certificates of Service: Learn the ins and outs of proper Proof of Service.

The Police Report As An Aid To Your Investigation:Police reports contain a wealth of information. This class describes the anatomy of a police report, teaches you how to interpret the police report and how to use the information in your investigation. Case examples are provided. Available 24/7 online. REGISTER

In the meantime, below is some helpful information and resources from the Arizona Courts.

Applying for Arizona Private Process Server Certification

To apply for certification an applicant must do so in the county of residency. An applicant must sit for and pass the examination, complete the application and submit a fingerprint card. The fingerprint card must be a blue and white FBI card, and prints must be taken by a law-enforcement agency. Below are the links for the study guide and the application.

Study Guide

For information about obtaining Maricopa County's Private Process Server Study Guide, click here.

Private Process Server Initial Certification Application

If you have questions regarding the application, testing dates, fees, or any general question, click on the link below for contact information in your county.

Private Process Server County Coordinator Listing

Maintaining Your Private Process Server Certification and Continuing Education Information

All certificates expire at midnight, every three years from date of issuance. A certificate shall expire as of the expiration date unless the certificate holder submits a renewal application and pays the accompanying fees by the expiration date.

All certified private process servers shall complete at least ten hours of approved continuing education every twelve months. The private process server shall submit documentation of completion of the continuing education on an approved form, with the application for renewal of certification.

Attention Maricopa County Private Process Servers: Please see the important notice below regarding approval of continuing education requests.

Private Process Server Renewal Application

Pre-approved Continuing Education Course List

Continuing Education Policies

Continuing Education Allocation Form

Certificate of Attendance Form

Application for Credit for Instruction Form

Request for Continuing Education Credit for Independent Study Activity (Home study/Audio or Video Presentations, etc.)

Request for Continuing Education Credit for Attending a Sponsored Activity (not on the Pre-approved Continuing Education Course List)


Private Process Server Initial Certification Application


As of July 1, 2016, Maricopa County Private Process Servers are no longer required to obtain Certification and Licensing Division staff approval of continuing education activity documentation prior to submitting it to the Maricopa County Superior Court for approval.

The Certification and Licensing Division staff will no longer be signing requests for individual private process server continuing education activity approval.

All required continuing education documentation is to be submitted with your renewal application directly to the Maricopa County Superior Court Process Server Program staff only.*


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