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For-credit and Externship Certification

Instruction for applying:

Some externship placements require Rule 39(c)(4) Certification. If a placement supervisor has indicated that a student secure Rule 39(c)(4) Certification for the duration of their externship, a student may request certification by following the steps below: 

  1. Complete and submit the Externship - Application For Certification Under Rule 39, make sure you attach your unofficial law transcripts showing you have taken or are currently enrolled in the required courses (Evidence, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, and Professional Responsibility). You must have successfully completed legal studies, amounting to at least two semesters, or the equivalent academic hour credits (30) at time of application which show on your transcript submission.
  2. Once the application is submitted to the College, the forms will be reviewed and verified and we will reach out to provide additional paperwork for you and your placement supervisor to sign.
  3. When you return the completed paperwork it will be reviewed, approved, and submitted to the Arizona Supreme Court for processing. If there is any issue with approving your application you will be contacted. From time of submission to processing by the Court usually takes 3-7 business days. When the College is notified of the acceptance of your application for limited practice, an email will be sent to you and your supervising attorney along with the certification from the Court.

Duration of Certification

Certification of a Certified Limited Practice Student shall commence on the date indicated on a notice of certification and shall remain in effect for the period specified on the notice of certification unless sooner terminated. Students must reapply each semester for certification.


For questions related to Externship and For-credit application and certification, please contact Guadalupe Garcia, Externship Coordinator.