Guardian Certification Tool Kit for Public Policy Makers

The Guardian Certification Tool Kit for Public Policy Makers is a collection of informational documents provided by the Center for Guardianship Certification to assist public policy makers in understanding the important role guardian certification plays in the protection of vulnerable adults and how mandatory certification can become public policy at the state and/or local level.

Mission, Purpose and Vision Statements of the Center for Guardianship Certification

The Center for Guardianship Certification’s Public Policy Statement on Certification
Concise statement of the need for the protection of the public and the necessity of mandatory certification released by the CGC in 2010.

What CGC Certification Means to Me

The National Guardianship Association’s Position Statement on Certification
Concise statement of the need for the protection of the public and the necessity of mandatory certification released by the NGA in 2011.

National Guardianship Certification Paired with State Certification
Description of how the Center for Guardianship Certification can partner with a state to effectuate mandatory guardian certification.

Common Questions and Answers about CGC/State Joint Certification Programs
More information about the CGC’s state programs

Summary of States with Guardianship Certification
List of the states that require certification of guardians or have partnered with CGC to certify professional guardians with a summary of each of the programs in a comparative spreadsheet format

2012 Annual Report of the Center for Guardianship Certification

History of the Center for Guardianship Certification

Excerpt (pages 885-892) from Guardian Accountability Then and Now: Tracing Tenets for an Active Court Role by Sally Bach Hurme and Erica Wood, 32 Stetson L. Rev. 867 (2002). Copyright 2002 Sally Bach Hurme, Erica Wood and Stetson Law Review; posted with permission.
Review of progress made to implement nationally recognized recommendations for guardianship monitoring made in the late 1980's, the barriers that remain and possible solutions, including certification.

Adult Guardianships: A “Best Guess” National Estimate and the Momentum for Reform by Brenda K. Uekert and Richard Van Duizend from Future Trends in State Courts 2011. Copyright 2011 National Center for State Courts; posted with permission from the National Center for State Courts
2010 Article describing the lack of data collection regarding guardianship and elder abuse and the increasing call for guardianship reform

Guardianship for the Elderly: Protecting the Rights and Welfare of Seniors with Reduced Capacity issued by Senator Gordon H. Smith, Ranking Member, United States Senate Special Committee on Aging and Senator Herb Kohl, Chairman, United States Senate Special Committee on Aging (December 2007)
Report which followed the September 7, 2006 hearing of the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging with recommendations for guardianship reform.

Recommendation #46 of Wingspan, Wingspan - The Second National Guardianship Conference Recommendations, 31 Stetson L. Rev. 596, 604 (2002). Copyright 2002 Stetson Law Review; posted with permission.
Recommendation #46 was made by the Second National Guardianship Conference held at Stetson Law School, December 2, 2001

Yokohama Declaration, October 4, 2010 at Yokohama, Japan
Proclamation by the participants of the World Congress on Adult Guardianship Law 2010 on the proper use of adult guardianship systems.