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CEUs Earned Through Online Courses Limited

Effective in 2015, you are restricted to the number of CEUs which can be obtained through online courses for recertification. Only half of the required CEUs can come from online courses. For NCG recertification, that means only 10 of the required 20 CEUs can be from online courses while the NMG recertification only allows for 15 of the required 30 CEUs to be earned from online courses. This change was made in 2013 and is being fully implemented this year. If you have any questions, contact Lesley at

CGC in USA Today Article

In a USA Today article about pursuing guardianship as an "encore career," CGC was favorably mentioned as a suggestion for those who are retiring, but are still interested in working. The article focused on explaining the different types of guardians and what their responsibilities are. USA Today reached out to Kim Grier, the president of the board for NGA, who was the one to point readers in the direction of CGC if becoming a guardian was of interest to them.

Click here to read the article.

Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Guardianship Certification is to provide a comprehensive guardianship certification program.


The purpose of the Center for Guardianship Certification is:

A. To develop and administer a credentialing process for guardians.
B. To address issues related to renewal, suspension and revocation of credentials for guardians.
C. To encourage, support and foster best practices in the provision of quality guardianship services.

Vision Statement

Every professional guardian will obtain and maintain CGC certification.

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