Certificate in Guardianship

Certificates » Guardianship
Program Features
  • Blended classroom and online format
  • Fulfillment of the Washington State Supreme Court Certified Professional Guardian Board’s education requirement to become a CPG
  • Online simulation of guardianship work for a fictional client
  • Preparation of an annual report for a fictional client and presentation of this report at a mock court session
  • Guest speakers, including lawyers, disability rights self-advocates, communications professionals and CPGs
Who Should Apply
  • Individuals who intend to apply to the Washington State Supreme Court CPG Board to become a CPG
  • Consultants from the Washington State Office of Public Guardianship who are seeking to meet work requirements
  • Non-professional court-appointed guardians of an incapacitated friend or family member who want further education
  • Professionals from fields related to guardianship, such as attorneys, nurses, social workers, financial managers and social service administrators
Gain the skills necessary to become a certified professional guardian of developmentally disabled adults, elderly individuals with diminished capacity or acquired disabilities, and other adults declared incapacitated by Washington courts. Learn the fundamental tasks and responsibilities of the professional guardian. Understand the rights of incapacitated adults and the laws governing the guardian profession. Develop strategies for communicating effectively with clients and stakeholders.
Key Outcome
You will learn the duties of a professional guardian for an incapacitated person and fulfill the educational requirement for becoming a CPG in Washington state.
Sections
Start Location Program ID Status
Autumn 2014  Details Details Bellevue 4623
Course Dates Days Instructor
Guardianship Law, Concepts and Practice Oct 3 - Dec 12, 2014 F, Sa Shirley
Roles and Duties of Guardians Jan 9 - Mar 20, 2015 F, Sa Shirley
Complex Issues in Guardianship Mar 21 - Jun 6, 2015 F, Sa Shirley
Autumn 2013  Details Details Bellevue 4345 Closed
Course Dates Days Instructor
Guardianship Law, Concepts and Practice Oct 11 - Dec 13, 2013 Anytime Shirley, Arthur
Roles and Duties of Guardians Jan 10 - Mar 21, 2014 Anytime Shirley, Arthur, Smerken
Complex Issues in Guardianship Mar 22 - May 31, 2014 Anytime Shirley, Arthur, Smerken
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