IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR PASCO AND PINELLAS COUNTIES, FLORIDA

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2004-029 PA/PI-CIR

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RE:     GUARDIAN OF MINOR CHILD EDUCATION COURSE

 

            Each ward, for whom a guardian has been appointed pursuant to Chapter 744, Florida Statutes, is entitled to a guardian competent to perform the duties of a guardian necessary to protect the interest of the ward; and

            Sections 744.3145, Florida Statutes, requires that guardians of minor children complete certain education requirements; and

            The court is aware of the need to provide guardians of minor children with an education course specific to their needs; and

            The chief judge is required to approve and certify courses for guardians of minor children education which meet the requirements of said statute; and

            In order to add a provider, it is

 

ORDERED

 

A.        Guardian of Minor Child Education Course Requirements

 

            1.         A person who is appointed as guardian of the property of his or her minor child who is required to comply with the education requirement of Section 744.3145(3), Florida Statutes, shall be considered to have satisfied the education requirements by completing a minimum of 4 hours of instruction and training in an approved guardian of minor child education course.

 

            2.         A guardian of minor child education course shall include topics required in Section 744.3145(3), Florida Statutes.  Any person or organization seeking court approval to act as a provider of a guardian of minor child education course may submit the curriculum to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Probate Division (Program).

 

            3.         Upon completion of a guardian of minor child education course, the guardian shall file a certificate of completion from the course instructor in the guardianship court file.

 

 

 

B.         Guardian Education Course Approval

 

            1.         The following course is approved for guardian of minor child education course:

                        a.         Florida State Guardianship Association – 4 hour course “A Guardianship

                                    Training Manual for the Parents of a Minor”.

                                               

            DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida this _____ day of June 2004.

 

                                                                                    ________________________________

                                                                                    David A. Demers, Chief Judge

 

cc:      All Judges

           The Honorable Bernie McCabe, State Attorney

           The Honorable Bob Dillinger, Public Defender

           The Honorable Jed Pittman, Clerk of Court, Pasco County

           The Honorable Karleen F. DeBlaker, Clerk of Court, Pinellas County

           Gay Inskeep, Trial Courts Administrator

           Carol Heath, Director, Court Services Division, Pinellas County Clerk’s Office

           Betty Henderson, Assistant Court Services Director Pasco County Clerk’s Office

           Kerry L. Rice, Senior Deputy Courts Administrator, Pasco County

           Bar Associations, Pasco and Pinellas

           Law Libraries, Pasco and Pinellas