Course Details

Class Location:
Office of Public Guardian, Inc.
1425 East Piedmont Drive, Suite 201-B
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Registration Note: Registration Deadline is one week before first day of course.
40HourProGuard
Class Dates:
December 9, 10, 11, & 12, 2016
All Courses Have Been Approved By SPGO
Class Time:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
850-487-4609 ext. 100 (Telephone)
866-615-0284 ext. 100 (Toll Free)
850-922-2986 (FAX)
register@bigbendopg.org (Email)
Registration Fee:
$400.00 – Digital Materials
$445.00 – Printed Materials
(Method of payment: Check, Money Order or PayPal)
$25 fee on returned checks.

Payable to:
Office of Public Guardian, Inc.
1425 East Piedmont Drive, Suite 201-B, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Course Overview:
This course is taught by Karen Campbell, Esquire, Public Guardian, and satisfies the initial statutory education requirement for professional guardians. The material provided in this course includes such pertinent information as the Types of Guardianship, Role of the Courts, Role of the Guardian and Practice Protocols, Role of Attorneys, Adjudication of Incapacity and Appointment of a Guardian Process, Baker Act Proceedings, Guardian Reporting Requirements, Abuse/Neglect Issues, Social Services and Insurance, End-of-Life issues, and Guardianship Termination. Additional guest speakers are invited to participate from the Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs, Area Agency on Aging, Big Bend Hospice, and Adult Protective Services.
Course Outline:
  • DAY ONE
    • Professional Guardianship Basics
    • Type of Guardianship
    • Roles in the Guardianship Process
    • Ethical Issues
    • Reporting Requirements
    • Pre-Incapacity Alternatives
    • Mental Health Disorders and Disabilities
  • Day TWO
    • Mental Health Disorders and Disabilities ( con’t)
    • Determining Incapacity
    • Emergency Temporary Guardianship
    • Primary Roles of Guardian of Person
    • Guardian of Person
  • Day THREE
    • Managing Health and Medical Care
    • Planning and Recording Requirements
    • Guardianship of Property
    • Guardianship of Property (cont)
    • Guardianship of Property (cont)
  • Day FOUR
    • Guardianship of Property (cont)
    • Guardianship of Property (cont)
    • Medicare
    • Medicaid
    • Medicaid
    • End of Life Decision-Making
  • Day Five
    • End of Life Decision Making (cont)
    • Transition and Termination of Guardianship
    • Guardianship Business Best Practices
    • Guardianship Business Best Practices (cont)
    • Guardianship Business Best Practices (cont)
    • Review of 2nd Circuit Guardianship Rules
4HourExamingCommittee
Class Dates:
TBA
Class Time:
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location Thomasville Rd Court Annex   8am – 5pm
Tallahassee, FL
8hourattorney
Class Dates:
TBA
Class Time:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location Thomasville Rd Court Annex   8am – 5pm
Tallahassee, FL
ExamineCommitteeCE
Class Dates:
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Class Time:
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.

Please contact the office for further information on class schedules and locations.

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