The Supreme Court of Ohio Adult Guardianship Course Offerings

The following education is provided by the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College. Check with your local county probate court for other possible educational opportunities.


Government Benefits
(Tuition free)

  • March 12 (1 - 4:15 p.m.) - Columbus
  • April 26 (8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.) - Columbus
  • April 26 (1 - 4:15 p.m.) - Columbus

Alzheimer's and Dementia
(Tuition free)

  • Aug. 31 (1 - 4:15 p.m.) - Columbus
  • Oct. 18 (8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.) - Columbus
  • Oct. 18 (1 - 4:15 p.m.) - Columbus

(Tuition free)

Fundamentals of Adult Guardianship (6 hours)
All guardians are tasked with the extremely important responsibility of making critical decisions for another person, while focusing on protecting and preserving the rights of the individual being served. Uniform education will guide guardians to fulfill their duties ina way that is consistent with national standards and Ohio's rules for courts. Ultimately, the result is to provide you, in your role as guardian, the information and tools to ensure that your decisions are grounded on the best interests of Ohio citizens under your care.

Guardian of the Estate (3 hours)
This course provides guardians of adults with the fundamentals of managing finances and preserving the income and assets of a person under their care.

Introduction to the Developmental Disabilities System (3 hours)
Guardians of adults will learn about the fundamentals of the services system which supports individuals with developmental disabilities. Content covered includes instruction on how to recognize the eligibility criteria for available services, dispute resolution techniques, as well as rights and roles of those in the developmental disability system.

Medications and Medical Advocacy (3 hours)
As a guardian, you are often called upon to make decisions involving medical care. This course provides information about effectively managing medications, including questions to ask, tools to help you learn about specific drugs, and information about specific classes of drugs. It also provides an ethical framework that will help you understand your role as an advocate. You will learn questions to ask and methods that ensure you communicate the wishes and best interests of the person under your care. Also included is an overview of the roles that various health care providers play in a hospital setting.

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Questions? Contact 614.387.9445 or your local probate court.

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