Arizona Judicial Branch

Confidential Intermediary Program

The Confidential Intermediary Program

The Confidential Intermediary Program certifies Confidential Intermediaries (CIs) through the Certification and Licensing Division of the Arizona Supreme Court.  CIs provide a service to help facilitate contact between parties of an adoption (adoption triad members) or siblings separated as a result of a dependency action.

The Confidential Intermediary Program was established by the Arizona State Legislature in 1992, by enacting A.R.S. §8-134 (adoption triad member searches).  In 2007, the Arizona State Legislature extended the role of the Confidential Intermediary Program to include the Sibling Information Exchange Program (SIX) by enacting A.R.S. §8-543, which provides former dependent children the ability to locate, and stay in touch with, siblings separated by a dependency action.  Under both statutes, Confidential Intermediaries are provided access to court records in order to obtain information necessary to locate the sought after party.  Consent from all parties is required for the sharing of identifying and non-identifying information.  


Confidential Intermediary Renewal Information


The renewal period for the Confidential Intermediary Program is now open.  A standard renewal application can be downloaded at the following link: Standard Application

Please contact the Division if you encounter any issues with the application download. Division Staff can be reached via email at or by telephone at 602-452-3378.


Renewal of Inactive Status:

If you are currently on “Inactive Status” and want to renew your inactive status, a 2018-2020 Inactive Status Confidential Intermediary Renewal Application can be downloaded at the following link:  Inactive Application


Renewal applications and fees can be dropped off in person or mailed to the Division by utilizing the following address:


Arizona Supreme Court

Certification and Licensing Division

Attn: Confidential Intermediary Program

      1501 West Washington, Suite 104

Phoenix, AZ 85007


Acceptable forms of payment or check or money orders made payable to the Arizona Supreme Court.


Applications fees are $100.00 for regular renewal applications and $50.00 for Inactive renewal applications. Please be aware that you must currently be on inactive status prior to submitting an inactive application.


Please note the following

If you file a timely and complete 2018-2020 application for renewal, your existing certification remains active until the administrative process for review has been completed.


Applicants who submit their renewal application after the expiration date of October 31, 2018, will be required to retake the examination and submit an initial application. 



Next Confidential Intermediary Training and Examination 

October 22- 24, 2018

Please email if you are interested in the training and examination.  


TO:                 Interested Persons

FROM:           Certification and Licensing Division

RE:                 Confidential Intermediary Program Board Member Recruitment

The Arizona Supreme Court is currently seeking interested candidates for appointment to the Confidential Intermediary Board. The Confidential Intermediary Board is comprised of eleven volunteer members appointed by the Chief Justice for three-year terms.  The Confidential Intermediary Board meets every three months to consider and make decisions regarding certification and disciplinary matters involving certified confidential intermediaries. The Board also makes recommendations to the Arizona Supreme Court regarding confidential intermediary and sibling information exchange issues. Applications are being sought for the following Board positions:

  • Clerk of Superior Court Member - Open to candidates who are employed by the clerk of the superior court or designee.
  • Certified Confidential Intermediary Member - Open to a candidate who has worked as a certified confidential intermediary for no less than five years.
  • Two (2) Public Members - The candidates cannot be a certified confidential intermediary, attorney, adoption agency representative, superior court judicial officer, trial court administrator, clerk of superior court or designee.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Confidential Intermediary Program by email to  Interested persons may submit a resume and an application form  (Click Here) to:

Certification and Licensing Division

Attention: Michelle Martinez

Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts

1501 West Washington, Suite 104

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

FAX – (602) 452-3958


August 20, 2018

10:00 a.m.

This board meeting will be held in

Arizona Supreme Court
Hearing Room 109
1501 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
General Inquiries Call: (602) 452-3378
(Certification and Licensing Division Line)

Members of the Public May Attend the Meeting in Person

Agenda and materials will be posted when available. 

Directory of Confidential Intermediaries Complaint Form
ACJA § 7-203 Change of Contact Information Form
Section 7-201 CE Certificate of Attendance
ARS § 8-106
CE Self Study Form
ARS § 8-134 Motion for Release of Records-Maricopa County
ARS § 8-543 Order for Release of Records-Maricopa County
ARS § 8-121 Search Request-Maricopa County
25 USC  § 1901- Indian Child Welfare Act
Consent to Exchange Information
Confidential Intermediary Brochure Finalization Report
Sibling Information Exchange Program Brochure File Review Statement
Confidential Intermediary Validation Report  Confidential Intermediary Request for Inactive Status Form
 Confidential Intermediary Exam Study Guide
Office of Vital Records CI Board Members
 Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County Juvenile Court Adoptions
 2017 Board Meeting Schedule
Arizona Legislative Information System (ALIS) Board Agendas/Minutes
Indian Child Welfare Act Volunteer/Member Application
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.

If you have any questions, you may email the program at or contact the Certification and Licensing Division at:
Arizona Supreme Court
Confidential Intermediary Program
1501 West Washington Street, Suite 104
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

General Inquiries Call: (602) 452-3378