Arizona Judicial Branch

Court Investigators

Pursuant to Rule 10(F), Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure, 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, and file a copy of the certificate of completion with the appointing court. Court Investigators must also renew the training every five (5) years.

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 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. Completion of the training program and the homework assignment takes approximately three (3) hours.

There is no statewide format for the Court Investigator Report. Court Investigators should contact the appointing court to determine if the court has a specific format for the Court Investigator Reports filed in that county. The following Sample Investigator Reports provide examples of the format in use across the state and the information contained in the report; however, they are for general information purposes only for persons appointed as court investigators.