Arizona Judicial Branch


Arizona Court Supervisor (ACS)

ACS Application

To register for the Arizona Court Supervisor series, you must fill out and submit the
 Registration Application.


Frontline court and probation department supervisors, or new supervisors and managers in the court system are eligible to participate in the Arizona Court
program. Participants must currently be a judicial branch employee.

This program will enable supervisors to complete supervisory training at their own pace through online courses, webinars, and face-to face classes held throughout the year at the Education Services Division, Judicial Education Center in Phoenix.  

ACS Checklist
(Revised Feb 2015)

Download the ACS Checklist and keep it in your records.

  WORD   |    PDF

Required coursework for Arizona Court Supervisor program consists of:


·         Transition to Role of Supervisor  (Introduction to the program)              

·         Supervisory Ethics

Face-to-Face:  (Classes held at Judicial Education Center, in Phoenix)

·         Human Resources (one day classroom)

·         Supervisor’s Role in Caseflow Management (one day classroom)

Probation Endorsement

·          Human Resources (one day classroom)

·          Essential Components of Probation Supervision (1½  days)

     (In lieu of Supervisor’s Role in Caseflow Management course)



Self-paced Online Classroom:

Click on each title to go to that section, read the course descriptions, and download their corresponding worksheets:

·         Business Coaching (4 classes)

·         Effective Management: Creating Successful Solutions

·         Preparing for a Difficult Conversation 

·         Leading Teams: Dealing with Conflict

·         Leading Teams: Launching a Successful Team

·         Leadership Essentials: Motivating Employees

·         Effective Team Communication

·         Time Management: Avoiding Time Stealers

·         Managing Change (2 classes)

·         Developing a Strategic Plan/Advancing Justice Together (2 classes)

·         Historical and Contemporary View of the Courts in Government and Society (VIDEO)

·         Security and Emergency Preparedness (VIDEO)

·         Legal Advice vs. Legal Information (Computer-Based Training) 

Arizona Plus Supervisor Capstone: (Two days - classroom)


The AZ Plus Supervisor Capstone covers the topics listed below.  It is the final class in the ACS program and can be attended by ACS participants who have successfully completed all other classes in the program.  Upon completion of the ACS checklist and submission of all necessary documents to the Education Services Division, eligible participants will be invited to attend the Arizona Plus Supervisor Capstone.


Role of Courts

This class will explain the role of the branches of government, discuss how public confidence and the Rule of Law are essential for our government to function, examine the benefits of a separate and independent judiciary.  Also explore will be the court supervisor’s responsibility and accountability to the public.


Policy and Organization

This session will assist the participant in understanding the application of governing authorities for the judicial branch and where to find those authorities.  Other topics to be covered include the resources available to assist court supervisors in addressing policy questions and where to find guidance on court procedures.



This class will focus on the definition of accountability, and to whom the court employee is accountable.  The use of court performance standards will focus on CourTools, their implementation and interpretation of data.
The session of the Capstone will focus on the basic concepts of organizational leadership. Participants will explore their own leadership style and temperament as well as recognize the perspective of different (sometimes competing) stakeholders. The application of administrative rules, orders, statutes and governing policies will also be discussed.
Public Education and Media Relations
This session will provide the participants with the importance of educating the public, legislative and executive branches of the government about court systems, processes and programs.  Participants will explore awareness of and ability to quickly access public information about the court and other related entities.
Workflow and Business Processes
This session will explore the relationship between work flows and process in the court.  Content will include the organization of work spaces and their adjacencies.
Records Management
This session will overview the court’s records and retention policies.


Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. When classes are full, priority is given to persons who are currently serving in a supervisory position over those who are aspiring to become supervisors.

At this time there is no cost to attend these classes. Classes are held at the Judicial Education Center in Phoenix and travel costs are borne by the participant or their court. Participants will be issued a user license by the Education Services Division to access online classes.