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4 Hour Initial Examining Committee Member Training Course


744.331 (3)(a) …One member of the committee must be a psychiatrist or other physician. The remaining members must be either a psychologist, gerontologist, another psychiatrist, or other physician, a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, licensed social worker, a person with an advanced degree in gerontology from an accredited institution of higher education, or other person who by knowledge, skill, experience, training or education may, in the court’s discretion, advise the court in the form of an expert opinion.

Please note that completion of this 4 hr. Initial Examining Committee Member training does not automatically qualify you to be an Examining Committee member in your Circuit. Each Judge makes the determination of the qualifications of each member who is added to the list of persons appointed to the Examining Committee. Please contact the clerk in your circuit to confirm the Judge will approve an online course.

744.331(3)(d) Procedures to determine incapacity
Examining Committee … a member of an examining committee must complete a minimum of 4 hours of initial training.

The Florida State Guardianship Association in tandem with the Office of Public and Professional Guardians has approved this 4 Hour Initial Examining Committee Training Course required by 744.331, Fla. Stat. FSGA presented this course live at the 2018 FSGA conference in Orlando.

The course consists of:

  • 1 4 hour Initial Examining Committee Training Link
  • 1 packet of materials
  • 1 Certificate of Completion with Affidavit for filing as required by each Circuit

** This  Course is approved ONLY for the Examining Committee member requirements and does NOT earn any CEU’s


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