A Guardian holds a unique role with respect to the ward and the Guardian has an obligation to obtain an understanding of the fundamentals of that relationship. Formalized training is one means to gain that competency.
Every guardian must meet the guardianship fundamentals training requirements under Sup.R. 66.06 by completing prior to appointment or within six month thereafter, a six-hour guardian fundamentals course provided by The Supreme Court of Ohio, or with prior approval of this Court, another entity. Those failing to meet the requirement shall be subject to citation for contempt of court and subject to sanctions including, but not limited to imposition of a fine, denial of compensation, and removal. A guardian who has served at any time after June 1, 2010, or who is serving on June 1, 2015, shall have until June 1, 2016 to complete the guardian fundamentals course, unless the Court waives or extends the requirement for good cause. The guardian is responsible for providing to the Court in a timely manner documentation that establishes compliance with the guardian fundamentals training requirement.