Guardian ad Litem Board Education and Training
In order to be certified by the Board as a guardian ad litem in the State of New Hampshire, application for certification requires completion of the GAL Board sponsored training (the General/Overview Training noted above and at least one Matter Specific Training).
Following completion of the training, a Guardian ad litem may apply for Board certification (the application for certification must be filed within three (3) years of taking the training). However, there are other requirements that must be met in order for a Gal to be 'board certified'.
Participants should understand what this criteria is prior to completing the Gal Board sponsored training. Please review the requirements found in the 300 section of the rules.
The training requirements apply to all persons seeking certification as a Guardian ad Litem, regardless of profession, or years in guardian ad litem practice. For other requirements of initial certification, see Part Gal 303 of the Board's Administrative Rules.
- Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - Approved for 6 CEUs and as a requirement for anyone wishing to become a Guardian ad Litem in the future.
- Domestic Violence Training was held on June 16. This course is for current GALs and for anyone wanting to become a GAL this will be a mandatory course. This training is available on DVD contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Judges to detail expectations in courtroom setting – was held on October 13, 2017. This training is mandatory for new GALs and a refresher for current GALs. A new date for 2019 is TBD. For updates contact Christine Horne at email@example.com or 271-2219.
- Nuts and Bolts of Being a Guardian ad Litem. It will also be a refresher for those who are currently a GAL and a requirement to be a new GAL. November 2, 2019, 8:30a.m.-1:30p.m., 7 Eagle Square, Concord, NH 03301.
- Continuing Education Process
- Request for Approval of Continuing Education Activity not listed in 403.03
- Request for Alteration of Time to Complete Continuing Education Activity
- Petition for Approval of Training as Qualifying Continuing Education Activity
- Notification of Completion of Experience and or Continuing Education Requirements per one time waiver
- Notification of Completion of Continuing Education pursuant to alteration of time
Approved Continuing Education Units
- Approved CEUs
- Community Addiction & Recovery Education 12 CEU’s for Guardian ad Litems
- Department of Health and Human Services offers free introductory workshops. These courses are offered 4 times a year.
Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - Approved for 6 CEUs and as a requirement for anyone wishing to become a Guardian ad Litem in the future.
Families & Addiction - Approved for 3.5 CEUs.
- 2020 Partnering For a Future Without Violence Conference Save the Date
- Model Protocol for the Multidisciplinary Response to Child Abuse and Neglect 4th Edition 2020