Arizona Court Supervisor (ACS)


Eligibility: Participants must be an Arizona judicial branch employee, and; 

  • Be a frontline court, probation or detention department supervisor, OR
  • A new supervisor or manager in the court system OR 
  • Personnel interested in strengthening their supervisory knowledge and skills in anticipation of taking on supervisory duties in the future.

Admission: To apply for admittance to the ACS program, complete and submit a program application to [email protected]

Admission requires approval of one’s court or department supervisor or manager. 

ACS Application

To enroll in the Arizona Court Supervisor program, DOWNLOAD, complete and submit this application

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Program Requisite:

  • Once admitted into the ACS program, participants have 3 years to complete the full program. 
  • Participants must complete at least 1 of the 17 computer-based, self-paced courses every 12 months to remain the ACS program (until all 17 courses are completed), or they will be deemed inactive. Inactive participants will be notified at their last confirmed email address, and given a 30-day extension from the date of notification to regain active status. If they do not complete at least one online class in that 30-day extension, they will be removed from the program. 
  • Once a participant is removed from the ACS program, the participant must reapply and complete all coursework listed on the new application in order to pursue ACS accreditation.


  • Participants complete supervisory training at their own pace via webinars, online self-paced courses, and virtual classes held throughout the year. Registration for real-time, virtual classes is on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning approximately 45 days prior to the class start date.
  • Participants are responsible for checking the Leadership Institute website regularly to enroll in the virtual and in-person classes when they are available. There is no fee to attend any of the ACS courses.


NOTE: Computer Access Requirements: Participation in the ACS program requires an Internet-connected workstation equipped with two-way audio and video capabilities (via camera, microphone, and speakers, or headset with microphone in place of microphone and speakers). Smartphones or tablet computers are not acceptable substitutes for these requirements.


  • Transition to Role of Supervisor
  • Supervisory Ethics

Virtual Classroom or In-Person in Phoenix: 

  • Supervisor's Role in Effective Caseflow Management (8 hours total)
  • Human Resources Management (8 hours total)

Self-paced Online Classroom via Percipio:  The self-paced online classroom comprises 17 courses: 13 Supervisor Essential Skills and 4 Core Functions courses. Click on each course below and download the corresponding worksheet to complete as you view each course.


All required program curricula is listed on the ACS Checklist below. 

ACS Checklist

Download the ACS Checklist and keep it in your records.

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Participants will be issued a Percipio user Login Name and Password as part of their acceptance into the ACS Program.

Please keep the acceptance email containing your user ID and password for future reference.

Supervisor Essential Skills (accessed through Percipio):

·         Business Coaching (2 classes)

·         Problem Solving and Decision Making

·         Conflict Resolution (2 classes)

·         Effective Communications & Meetings

·         Team Building

·         Employee Motivation

·         Employee Relations / Communication

·         Setting Priorities

·         Change Management (2 classes)

Core Functions (accessed through our website):

·         Historical and Contemporary View of the Courts in Government and Society

·         Legal Advice vs. Legal Information

·         ACS:COOP and Court Security

.         Justice for the Future (Worksheet is paired with the Strategic Thinking course listed below):

Core Function (Accessed through Percipio):

.         Using Strategic Thinking to Consider the Big Picture

Arizona Plus Supervisor Capstone  (1.5 days in person classroom)

Completion of each computer-based, self-paced course is verified through completion of the corresponding worksheets. Participants must submit all worksheets for review before becoming eligible to complete the Capstone. The Capstone consists of sessions in a variety of topics geared toward Court Supervision.