Ohio Guardian ad Litem Education Program

SUPREME COURT OF OHIO EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Rule 48 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio (Sup.R. 48) governs guardians ad litem in Ohio. It requires that GALs complete 12 initial hours of pre-service education and six hours of continuing GAL education every calendar year thereafter.

The requirements that GALs be physically present for courses are waived for 2021. GALs may satisfy these requirements by remotely participating in courses. View the Supreme Court Order

In order to assist guardians ad litem and courts in meeting the requirements of this rule, the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College is offering live webinars and self-study online education in 2021.

Judicial College Courses

GAL Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

GAL Education for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Planning for Parenting Time: Ohio's Guide for Parents Living Apart