Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
This Division staffs the Private Professional Guardians and Conservators programs. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of Private Professional Guardians and Conservators in Alaska.
Arizona Judicial Branch
The Fiduciary Licensing Program is designed to help ensure Arizona’s elderly, mentally incapacitated and other vulnerable citizens have licensed individuals or business managing their financial affairs, medical decisions and other vital matters.
CA Professional Fiduciaries Bureau
The Professional Fiduciaries Bureau was created when Senate Bill 1550 (Figueroa, Chapter 491, Stats. 2006) was approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006.
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
This is the primary state agency administering human services programs to benefit Florida’s elders. One of the main goals of the Department of Elder Affairs is to provide essential services and support that can help seniors remain in their communities, among family and friends.
New Hampshire Judicial Branch
The Probate Court Administrative Judge may certify professional guardians who would then be eligible for appointment as a guardian of the person, guardian of the estate or guardian of the person and estate of an incapacitated adult or a minor if requested by a petitioner.
Guardian/Conservator Association of Oregon
The GCA of Oregon is a volunteer, non-profit organization, and is the Oregon affiliate of the National Guardianship Association. The GCA offers training and support for Guardians and Conservators in Oregon.
In 2011, the ten National Guardianship Network sponsoring organizations, with eleven diverse cosponsors, convened the Third National Guardianship Summit: Standards of Excellence at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City. With 92 delegates, observers, authors, funders and facilitators participating, the Summit was a consensus conference on post-appointment guardian performance and decision-making for adults. The Summit delegates adopted a far-reaching set of recommendations for Guardian Standards, as well as additional Recommendations for action by courts, legislatures and other entities. These documents from the Summit offer the groundwork for nationally recognized standards for guardians of adults. Please click here for a pdf copy of the “summit standards and recommendations.” The Standards and Recommendations were adopted by vote of the plenary session based on recommendations of the Summit’s seven interdisciplinary working groups.
Washington Certified Professional Guardian Program
To achieve the greatest protection for the estates and affairs of incapacitated persons in Washington State, the Certified Professional Guardian Board adopts and implements regulations governing certification, minimum standards of practice, training, and discipline of professional guardians.
National Guardianship Association (NGA)
The mission of NGA is to provide educational training and networking opportunities for guardians and about guardianship; to promote highest levels of values, standards and ethics; and to ensure a nationally recognized standard of excellence.
State Guardianship & Fiduciary Associations
View a list of NGA affiliates.