Arizona Court Manager (ACM)



Second-level managers, senior supervisors or participants completing the Arizona Court Supervisor (ACS) program are eligible for enrollment in the ACM program.  Participants must currently be a judicial branch employee. 

Admission:   To apply for admission to the Arizona Court Manager program complete a program application form. (Choose the appropriate application below).

Court/Department Application:  

Admission requires approval of one’s court or department head—typically the presiding judge, chief probation officer, juvenile court director, clerk of the court or superior court administrator AND the individual responsible for funding approval (court/dept. paying the certification fee, travel costs, etc.) if not the individuals listed. 

ACM Application


To register for the Arizona Court Manager program, DOWNLOAD, complete and submit:

 Court/Department Application.




AOC Application:  

Admission requires approval from the AOC employee’s division director and the AOC Director or Deputy Director.


ACM Application

(AOC Staff)

To register for the Arizona Court Manager program as an AOC Employee, DOWNLOAD, complete and submit:
 AOC Staff Application







Class Enrollment:

Once admitted, participants will receive the passwords to enroll in classes; however, registration will not open until 60 days prior to the class start date.  Enrollment is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.   


All classes for the calendar year are posted on our homepage: and class information can be obtained from the links.  Once registration is open, enrollment can be completed using those same links.  Participants are encouraged to contact for assistance.


Program Requirements:

  • Participants must complete the entire ACM program within seven years of their enrollment date, or seven years once the first class is taken.  Once the 7-year term has expired,  classes older than seven years will require the individual to retake the class for ACM credit, and repay the $100.00 ICM fee if ICM credit is desired.
  • To remain active in the program, a minimum of one class each 12 months following admittance must be completed.  Inactive participants will be removed from the program 12 months following a written notification of inactivity from CLIA staff.   If this occurs, the individual must reapply to continue coursework.  

Courses consist of six National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Institute for Court Management courses, two Arizona-specific AZ PLUS courses, plus an Arizona-specific capstone:

Program Cost: 
  • There is no cost to attend classes; however, travel and per diem are the responsibility of each individual and / or their court. Classes are held at the Judicial Education Center, in Phoenix.
  • NOTE:  Tribal court employees are subject to additional program fees. Please contact Education Services ( for further information.

Certified Court Manager (CCM) Credit:

Participants who are interested in receiving ICM certification, must pay a $100.00 ICM fee per each of the 6 ICM courses (there is no charge for the two 1/2 day classes or the Capstone).  Please indicate on the application if you will be obtaining this certification.  Once you have successfully registered for each course, an invoice will be sent by Julee Ewy Bruno ( Payment must be received one week prior to the start of class.

NOTE: Participants who choose to obtain the ICM Certified Court Executive (CCE) certification, must obtain the ICM Certified Court Manager (CCM) certification first.  This also applies if participants are planning to attend the Institute for Court Management Fellows program. Please contact Education Services ( for further information.


ICM certification fees are REFUNDABLE WITH A WRITTEN CANCELLATION (LESS A 25% ADMINISTRATIVE FEE) PRIOR TO one week before the start of the class  AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE after that date; however, they are transferable.   In the event you are unable to attend a class, a credit can be applied toward a future ESD-sponsored event within 365 days from first day of registered event.  Please contact our office to arrange for transfer if necessary.