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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 and the Board's Forms and Applications page.

  • 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
  • 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 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., 121 South Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152