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Basics of Guardianship

Basics of Guardianship Training

This training is an introduction to the duties, responsibilities, and role of a guardian. It is designed as a first look at the basics of guardianship.

Target Audience

Who should attend? This training is ideal for family members and recently appointed guardians.

Benefits of Training

Although training is not required to be a guardian in Massachusetts, becoming a guardian can sometimes be overwhelming. Attending this training will provide the basics of guardianship, such as decision making standards and rights of the person under guardianship.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Guardianship
  • Types of Guardianship
  • Limitations to authority
  • Rights and Responsibilities of the Person Under Guardianship
  • Surrogate Decision Making Standards
  • Informed Consent
  • Documentation & Paperwork

CEUs are available for this course and are included in the cost of registration

Agencies can host a training at their facility for their staff for an affordable hosting fee, which includes CEUs for each participating staff member.

Click here to host if you would like to provide training at your location.


The information contained in the training tutorial is presented as general educational information to help guardians in their new or existing responsibilities but is not and should not be considered legal advice. To resolve specific issues or problems, a guardian should seek advice from an attorney.

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