How to Become a Process Server in Georgia

2 Min. Read / Updated on March 5th, 2021

In order to become a process server in Georgia you’ll need to pass an exam established by the Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia.

You’ll also need to post a $25,000 bond, which can be purchased from any reputable, licensed insurance broker.

To help you prepare for the exam, the Georgia Association of Professional Process Servers offers a 12 hour pre-certification course that teaches the fundamentals you need to know about how to become a process server in Georgia.

Georgia Rules of Civil Procedure, Section 9-11-4. Process:

Summons – By whom served.

Process shall be served by the sheriff of the county where the action is brought or where the defendant is found, or by his deputy, or by the marshal or sheriff of the court, or by his deputy, or by any citizen of the United States specially appointed by the court for that purpose or by someone who is not a party and is not younger than 18 years of age and has been appointed as a permanent process server by the court in which the action is brought. Where the service of process is made outside of the United States, after an order of publication, it may be served either by any citizen of the United States or by any resident of the country, territory, colony, or province who is specially appointed by the court for that purpose. When service is to be made within this state, the person making such service shall make the service within five (5) days from the time of receiving the summons and complaint; but failure to make service within the five-day period will not invalidate a later service.

Georgia Legal Forms

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