Professional Employer Organization (PEO)

Professional Employer Organization (PEO)

A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is required to file a Notice of Professional Employer Agreement with the PEO's Workers' Compensation Insurance Carrier and the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) when a PEO enters into a Professional Employer Agreement with a client in Arizona. (21)

Download: Professional Employer Agreement Form

Contact: Industrial Commission of Arizona, Claims Division, Phoenix 602.542.4661 or Tucson 520.628.5181


In May 2005, the Arizona legislature passed legislation mandating the registration of all Professional Employer Organization’s (PEO) doing business in the state. ARS §23-561 et.seq. addresses the various duties and responsibilities of a PEO regarding registration and business practices.

Pursuant to Laws 2013, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Professional Employer Organization registration will be delayed until June 30, 2023. (21)

Contact: Arizona Secretary of State, Business Services Division: Professional Employment Organizations (PEO), 602.542.6187 or 800.458.5842


Additional Information:
The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO): The largest trade association for professional employer organizations (PEOs) nationwide. NAPEO provides member resources, networking and referrals, education, and public relations and marketing support. NAPEO advocates for the interests of its PEO members at all levels of government. (13)