FSGA Annual Conference
Each year the Florida State Guardianship Association hosts an annual statewide conference. This event unites the professional and lay persons in the guardianship community. Public, private, and family guardians, attorneys, fiduciaries, court and clerk staff, and healthcare professionals come together to get the premiere education and training in the guardianship field. Our comprehensive program spans several days and includes close to 50 presenters and an exhibit show.
Our educational events offer continuing education to Professional and Public Guardians, Attorneys, Paralegals, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health workers and more.
Our Local Chapters
FSGA Chapters provide a great opportunity for you to meet with guardians and other professionals in your area. Many of our local chapters offer CEU’s at local meetings.
FSGA holds periodic educational webinars for our members from experts in the field.
Examining Committee Courses
FSGA enlists engaging experts in the guardianship field to present the Initial 4-hour and the 2- hour update, examining committee trainings. Our courses meet all statutory requirements and are available online in a convenient format. Upon completing you will be issued a certificate of completion. Please contact your Clerk of Court to determine if an online training is acceptable in your Circuit.
Guardian Advocate Training for Baker Act
Mental Health Association of Central Florida’s Guardian Advocate (GA) Training. https://mhacf.org/guardian-advocate/.
For more information: Sierra Ross, Guardian Advocate Program Manager phone: 407-898-0110 ex. 105. The Mental Health Association of Central Florida’s Guardian Advocate Program trains individuals to serve as temporary volunteer surrogate decision makers for involuntarily hospitalized clients, under the Florida Mental Health (Baker) Act.
40- Hour Professional Guardian Course
Lance McKinney, Osterhout & McKinney, P.A. – Lee County
Phone: 239-277-1722 |Please contact Paml@omplaw.com or visit www.omplaw.com Email
Guardianship Program of Dade County, Inc
8300 N.W. 53rd Street, Suite 402, Miami, FL 33166
Sessions are held on 5 consecutive Saturdays throughout the year 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. All course materials will be provided on the first day. Course Instructors: former Magistrate Lewis Kimler, attorneys David Mangiero and Alex Cuello, and Professional Guardians Barbara Reiser and Carlos McDonald. For further information on all courses offered or to register, please see https://www.guardianshipprogram.org/education/ or email Guardian Courses.
Jetta L Getty offers a periodic course in the Duval, St. Johns, Flagler and Volusia counties. Phone: 386-763-0030
Irene Rausch 40- hour Guardianship Training Course – Tampa Bay Area- Next Course starting August 10, 2023
Family Guardian Training
8- Hour Family or 4 -Hour Guardian of Minor Property Training
***Note: Each Chief Judge approves the specific training for 4 and 8-hour guardianships in their Circuits. Check to be sure courses from outside the jurisdiction are approved by your Chief Judge.
Guardianship Program of Dade County, Inc offers both the 4 and 8-hour courses live and interactive in both English and Spanish.
Osterhout & McKinney, P.A. offers both the 4 and 8 hour courses online at www.playbythelaw.com.
Aging True, Jacksonville FL, offers both the 4 and 8-hour courses in person.
Linda Stone | Phone: 904-807-1252 | Email
Mid Florida Guardianship Association, Tavares FL offers the 8-hour course in person.
Broward County Bar, offers both the 4 and 8-hour courses in person.
Contact: Lauren Riegler | Phone: 954-764-8040 | Website: www.browardbar.org
Eastern Florida University, Brevard County offers both the 4 and 8-hour courses in person quarterly.
Contact: Richard Belton | Phone: 321-433-7503 | Email
Elder Justice Center, Hillsborough County offers both the 4 and 8-hour courses in person.
Phone: 813-276-2726 | Email
Glen Krasny, Krasny Guardianship & Case Management Services, Brevard County, FL, offers both the 4 and 8-hour courses for the 18th Judicial Circuit Court.
Phone: 321-752-7688 | Email
Lutheran Services Florida, Dottie Muro, Sarasota, FL offers the 8-hour course in person.
Phone: 941-358-6330 | Email