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TREASURE COAST -
For the first time, a 40- hour professional guardian training course, the first requirement in becoming a professional guardian, will be held on the Treasure Coast.
This course trains professional guardians in the state to care for persons who are incapacitated due to incapacity or disability.
In addition to this extensive training course, professional guardians also have to take an examination administered by Center for Guardianship Certification, and maintain their certification and registration with the statewide Public Guardianship Office by receiving 16 hours of continuing education every two years.
The course will be held Oct. 12, 13, 14, 20 and 21. Local home care registry provider, VIP America, is donating training space for the students at their location on Kanner Highway in Stuart.
Sarah Elmasian, president of the Treasure Coast Guardianship Association, is pleased at the progress this not for profit has made in 2012, its first year as a chapter affiliate of the Florida State Guardianship Association.
"I'm very excited to come and travel to the Treasure Coast. There is an increasing need for trained professional guardians. For many people that have been in the healthcare fields this is the beginning if an exciting new career,"said Pat Wood, professional guardian and FSGA board member.
For more information about the exam or to register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 694-2579.