Office of Education

American Civics Act
Request a Certificate of Recognition

The American Civics Act requires that all Arizona students pass a basic civics test before graduating from high school. It was the first bill Governor Ducey signed, making Arizona the first state in the country to enact such a law. 

The American Civics Act requires high school students to correctly answer at least 60 out of 100 questions on a test identical to the civics component of the naturalization test used by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  You can find a copy of the USCIS Naturalization test here. 

To request a Certificate of Recognition for high school students who have met the American Civics Act requirements, please fill out the form below. All certificates will be emailed back to the requestor in PDF form. Click here to see example certificate.

*PLEASE NOTE: Only teachers may request a Certificate of Recognition for students. If you are a parent seeking one for your child, please have the teacher complete this form. Thank you.

Please submit a list of student names for the Certificates of Recognition along with the grade level of each student. You may also choose to attach these as a file below.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt pdf doc docx ppt xls xlsx.

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Dawn Wallace
Director and Education Policy Advisor

Kristin Sorensen
Deputy Director

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