Initial Licensing Information



How to apply for certification as a legal document preparer:

1.    Check the Arizona Code of Judicial Administration, specifically section § 7-208(E) for  eligibility requirements to ensure that you are eligible for certification.  Click here for ACJA § 7-208.

2.    You must first sit for and pass the examination.  Please note that all fees are non-refundable, so be sure to schedule your exam on a day that you can attend as scheduled. There is a study guide that corresponds to the current examination being administered. The Supreme Court does not provide any preparatory classes or trainings for the exam or the Legal Document Preparer Program in general. Click here for exam schedule and study guide.

3.    Test results will be mailed to the address you provided to Division staff within 2-4 weeks. An application for initial certification and a fingerprint card will be included if you have successfully passed the exam. If you did not pass, you may send a written request to retake the exam to [email protected] and further instructions will be provided.

4.    Fill out the Initial Certification Application as instructed.  Be sure to include the required picture and fingerprints for the background check. If any further information is needed, Division staff will be in contact with you. Please note that any deficient information or documentation will prolong the application process.    

5.    Once the application process is complete, Division staff will present your application during the next scheduled Nonlawyer Legal Service Board meeting for a decision. The decisions made during the Board meeting will be mailed to any and all applicants on the agenda unless the applicant is deferred due to deficient information. 

Allow 2-4 months to process applications.