Arizona Certified Fiduciary (CF)
“Fiduciary” is a term which covers a variety of roles in which individuals serve in positions of trust. Fiduciaries serve by court-appointment as guardians, conservators or personal representatives of estates. They also serve by agreement as trustees, representative payees for Social Security income or other income benefit plans, or as agents under powers of attorney.
A.R.S. § 14-5651 requires fiduciaries whom the Superior Court appoints be certified by the Arizona Supreme Court. The Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Courts Certification and Licensing Division Fiduciary Certification Program regulates licensing, certification, registration, testing, monitoring and compliance of individuals and business entities who are eligible for court appointments to serve as guardians/conservators for incapacitated/protected persons and personal representatives of decedents estates. The Fiduciary Certification Program is designed to help ensure Arizona's elderly, mentally incapacitated and other vulnerable citizens have certified individuals or businesses managing their financial affairs, medical decisions and other vital matters.
For more information on the roles and responsibilities of CFs, click here: http://www.azfid.org/content/what_is_a_fiduciary
For more information on the licensing, certification and professional responsibilities of CFs, click here: http://www.supreme.state.az.us/fiduc/