Skip to main content

Adult Guardianship Six Hour Course Offerings

Online Offerings

  • For instructions to access online courses, visit OhioCourtEDU. You must access this site before using the Register button below.
  • Co-guardians must complete courses separately under their own accounts to receive certificates in their own names.
  • Submit your certificate to the probate court where your guardianship is filed. For instructions on filing your certificate, contact your local probate court.
  • All online courses must be completed by Dec. 31, 2024. Allow two days for technical assistance.

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6.00 total CLE hour(s) instruction. This course is not approved for Judicial College hours.

This tuition free online, self study continuing education course will take approximately six (6) hours to complete and will address fundamental topics about adult guardianship in Ohio.

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 in a 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.

As a result of participating in this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the process of establishing adult guardianship.
  2. Determine responsibilities and reporting requirements of guardians of adults.
  3. Discuss appropriate resources for persons under care.
  4. Describe best practices in specific situations.


In-Person Offerings

Click a site below for dates and registration information. Please contact individual sites to confirm whether the course offers CLE credit.

Don't see your county listed?
Education not provided by the Supreme Court must be approved by your local court. Check with your local county probate court for further guidance or register for an online course above.

Athens County Probate Court
1 South Court Street, Athens, OH 45701
Open to all guardians.
To register, please contact Connie Sprague at 740.592.3268.

By appointment.

1900 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Open to all guardians.
To register, please contact Jennifer Shaw at 513.887.3329.

  • April 18, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • June 20, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 19, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Huron County Probate Court
2 East Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio 44857
Open to local guardians only.
To register, please contact the Huron County Probate Court at 419.668.4383 or

By appointment.

Richland County Probate Court
Open to all guardians.
To register, please contact Kristie Evans at 419.774.5583 or

  • May 9, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Adult Guardianship Services of Summit County, Inc.
Open to local guardians only.
For more information, please contact 330.812.3840 or

  • June 4, 6 p.m., semi-annual volunteer guardian training

Wayne County Probate Court
107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691
Open to all guardians.
To register, please contact L. Rae Banks at 330.287.5578.

By appointment.

Williams County Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division
Bryan Eagles, South Entrance
Open to all guardians.
To register, please contact Emma Kolb at 419.633.5163 or no later than Sept. 1, 2024.

  • Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For information on live course cancellations, please contact individual sites. We will do our best to update the listings on this website, but please confirm with the provider before you attend.

Word files may be viewed for free with Office Online.

PDF Files may be viewed, printed, and searched using the Free Acrobat® Reader. Acrobat Reader is a trademark of Adobe Inc.