About the Fundamentals Course
This series is geared toward people who are new to the field of guardianship. The
series contains four one-hour modules, each taught by an approved educator. It is
a basic course for people who want to learn the fundamentals of good guardianship.
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.
Continuing Education Credits
Live Fundamentals Webinar
for Guardianship Certification approves the series for 4 continuing education
credits, one for each session attended.
Recorded Fundamentals Webinar
The Fundamentals course is approved for four education
hours (one hour for each module completed) by the Center for Guardianship Certification
(CGC). While recorded webinars are accepted by the CGC, those who are looking for
state-specific or other accreditation must check with their state or accrediting
body to see if code-verified recordings are acceptable prior to purchasing the series.
- All four modules of the Fundamentals Course with no Fundamentals book:
Members $120; Non-Members $170
- All four modules of the Fundamentals Course with the Fundamentals book
(plus $8.00 shipping): Members $170; Non-Members $245
- Individual Modules of the Fundamentals Course: Members $35; Non-Members
Rates are the same for the live and recorded 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.
How do Recorded Webinars Work?
- Complete a printable or online order form for the webinar of your choice.
- Via email, you will receive a link that will be live for
with purchase of the series, or one week with purchase of a single module. Click
the link and take the course. Please allow 7 business days for processing of orders
with study materials and 2 business days for orders with recording only.
- Follow the instructions in your email to verify your participation
and receive a certificate of attendance.
Please order a recorded webinar only when you have time to view it. Once the link is sent to you, you have only one month (series) or one week (single module) to view it before the link is closed. We cannot accommodate extensions for recorded webinars.
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.