Education and Resources
Fundamentals Course

This series is geared toward people who are new to the field of guardianship. The series contains four one-hour sessions, each taught by an approved educator. It is a basic course for people who want to learn the fundamentals of good guardianship.

NGA is pleased to report that the series has been approved for guardianship credit by Washington for 2.25 CEUs (for all four sessions; partial credit is not given) and by Florida for 4.00 CEUs, one for each session attended. Certificate fees apply; see page 3 for details. The Center for Guardianship Certification approves the series for 4 continuing education credits, one for each session attended.

Module One: Basics
The Basics module focuses on preliminary guardianship information, decisional capacity, incapacity, types of guardianships and guardianship process.

Module Two: Guardian of the Person
This module identifies the phases of guardianship, lists the initial duties of the guardian, describes the ongoing duties of the guardian, explains the importance of confidentiality and discusses guardianship transition.

Module Three: Guardian of the Estate
This module explains fundamental fiduciary principles, lists and explains the responsibilities and duties of the guardian of the estate, defines prudent investment principles and describes the possible indicators of exploitation. In addition, it will detail conflicts of interest and the termination of guardianship.

Module Four: Rights and Alternatives
This module discusses the rights of persons under guardianship, the importance of protecting and advocating for the persons' under guardianship rights, alternatives to guardianship and when they should and should not be used and alternative ways to handle issues related to finances or health.

All four modules of the Fundamentals Course: Members $120; Non-Members $170

Individual Modules of the Fundamentals Course: Members $30; Non-Members $55

Rates are the same for the live and recorded Fundamentals Course webinars. Discounted rates apply only to current NGA members. Membership in a state association does not qualify for NGA member rate and only the primary contact for an organizational membership qualifies.

Fundamentals of Guardianship: What Every Guardian Needs To Know
At last -- the book you wish someone had written...and now your association has! It is a must-have reference book for new and experienced guardians. It also includes reference materials to provide you with the right “tools” for a good guardianship practice. This book has been published by the American Bar Association and can be ordered online through the ABA website.



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