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ABECC's Citizenship Preparation Classes

For more than 25 years, Pima's ABECC has been teaching free Citizenship Preparation classes. These classes help anyone 18 and older prepare for their citizenship interview, a key part of the naturalization process.

Three reasons to take Pima’s Citizenship Preparation classes

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Classes are free! When you are ready to apply for citizenship, get a referral to our partner, Catholic Community Services. For only $50 they can help with your Citizenship application. Attorneys charge between $1,200-$1,500 for the same service. In addition, we offer plenty of free materials!

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We have a great success record! About 95% of people who take a class with us are successful in their naturalization interview.

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  • We teach classes year-round. Sessions start in January, March, June and September.
  • We have in-person daytime and evening classes, and a virtual evening class.
  • Classes are self-paced: if you miss a class, you can take it in another session.


  • Age 18 or older
  • A Pima County community member or PCC student
  • Must meet or be close to meeting the requirements for naturalization. 
    Check out the Naturalization Eligibility Tool 

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