Exam Information


Application Fees
NCG Exam Application: $400 (includes a $100 non-refundable application fee)
California Fiduciary Exam: $400 (includes a $100 non-refundable application fee)

Retest Fees
NCG Exam Retest: $285 (includes a $100 non-refundable fee)
California Exam Retest: $285 (includes a $100 non-refundable fee)

NGA Study Materials

The National Guardianship Association (NGA) offers a Review Course to help you prepare for the examination to become a National Certified Guardian. The course is now being presented in a virtual seminar format offering guardians, conservators and fiduciaries the opportunity to participate in a study program for the national certification exam right at their own desk using a computer and a toll free phone number. The Course is also occasionally offered in a classroom format by state associations affiliated with NGA. See the course schedule for information about availability of those classes and how to register.

Each of the four hour-long modules is focused on a defined topic so participants can register for all four sessions or just those where brush-up training is desired. The overall course is an in-depth review of the NGA National Study Guide and is taught by “Approved Educators” from NGA. The course is not intended to cover state-specific portions of examinations.

If you want to prepare for the exam without taking a Review Course or if you plan to register for a Review Course at a later time, you can also purchase a study guide without registering for the course. State-specific study guides are also available. NGA does not offer any state-specific study guides.

Because the exams and review course are run by different organizations, registration involves a two-step process and payment must be made separately to each organization (NGA for a course or study materials and CGC to take the exam.) Registering for NGA’s Review Course or ordering study materials does not automatically register you for the exam and vice versa.

For more information about NGA, the Review Course or for an up-to-date schedule of Review Course, please visit the NGA website.