Court Security Officer Training

Administrative Order 2019-105 requires current CSOs to complete Training and become certified by 12/31/2020. CSOs hired after 9/11/2019 must complete training and become certified within 90 days of hire.

  • Security contractors are not permitted to attend the Academy at this time.
  • Currently sworn AZPOST-certified law enforcement officers who are performing court security functions are not required to attend the Academy (unless they are employed by the court).

Administrative Directive 2019-11 establishes the CSO Academy curriculum and the authority to administer training and certification within the Administrative Office of the Courts. Under this authority, the AOC Education Services Division has established policies to govern certain aspects of the program:

Court Security Officer Academy

Officers complete 4 computer-based courses online before attending a 5-day in-person Academy held in Downtown Phoenix. The AOC will provide lodging for officers traveling a distance to attend the Academy. Registration is currently open for the following courses: 

Court Security Officer Firearms Academy (CSOFA)

Successful completion of the Court Security Officer Academy (CSOA) or current AZ CSO certification is required prior to attendance at any Court Security Officer Firearms Academy.  Please note that registration is first come, first served and must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the training date.  You will be notified via email if your seat has successfully been reserved.  

CSOFA Dates/locations:
January 28-31, 2020 - Florence, AZ - registration for this Academy is closed
March 31-April 3, 2020 - Florence, AZ - this Academy is at capacity as of 1/24/2020 - any new registrations received will be wait-listed
May 19-22, 2020 - Williams, AZ
July 28-31, 2020 - Williams, AZ
September 22-25,2020 - Williams, AZ
December 1-4, 2020 - Florence, AZ

Please send completed application via email to Donna Lopez,