Arizona Judicial Branch

School and Instructor Certification Information

Congratulations on your decision to join the team of elite professionals which make up the Defensive Driving School organization in Arizona.

The following documentation provides information about starting an Arizona certified defensive driving school and/or becoming a certified defensive driving instructor.  Please read all materials before completing an application. The applications are form-fill documents which require you to open the documents, complete the forms online and print them out to send in to the Arizona Supreme Court, along with any required attachments.  You cannot submit these forms electronically.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Certification and Licensing Division of the Arizona Supreme Court will not accept any handwritten applications.  Please send any of the informational documents in with your applications.



         Will be held Friday August 1, 2014 and Friday September 26, 2014

At the Judicial Education Center

 Phoenix, AZ

Click here to REGISTER.

School Owners Meeting

June 26, 2014

Room 230

1:00-2:00 pm

To view Agenda, Click Here.



For more information on the court consolidation, please click here.

New School Certification Information and Application

Initial Application for Business Certification

ADM for current Certified Schools

Application Addendum for Initital application-ADM Schools

Instructor Certification Information and Application

* You must pass examination before applying for certification*

Initial Application for Instructor Certification

2014 Examination Schedule

Study Guide

Police Instructor Waiver

School Complaint Form

Download the Complaint Form for a Defensive Driving School 

Initial Application for Instructor Certification    the Complaint Form for a Defensive Driving School

List of Certified Schools

Click Here to view a comprehensive list of all Defensive Driving Schools available in Arizona.

Reference Documents

Administrative Order No. 2011-70

ADA Toolkit: Chapter 1, Statutes & Regulations

Title 28 Legislative Update 2011

Administrative Order 2013-13 Affecting ACJA 7-205 On 1-30-2013

Click here to view

ACJA 7-201
ACJA 7-205 Effective 1-30-2013 
Administrative Orders 
ARS Sections