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PB-2019-006-SC

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FLAGLER, PUTNAM, ST. JOHNS AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES

Re: Guardianship Education Requirements

Ref: PB-2019-006-SC (Rescinds PB-2011-006-SC)

WHEREAS, § 744.3145(2), Florida Statutes, requires individuals appointed by the court to serve as guardians (except parents serving as guardians of the property of their minor children) to receive at least 8 hours of instruction and training, and

WHEREAS, § 744.3145(3), Florida Statutes, requires individuals appointed by the court to serve as guardians of the property of their minor children to receive at least 4 hours of instruction and training, and

WHEREAS, § 744.3145(4), Florida Statutes, requires the aforementioned instruction and training to be completed through a course approved by the Chief Judge of the circuit court and taught by a court-approved organization;

NOW THEREFORE, I, RAUL A. ZAMBRANO, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby order that courses provided and taught by the following organizations are approved for use in the Seventh Judicial Circuit:

  • Daytona State College
    Institute for Health Services
    P.O. Box 2811
    1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
    Daytona Beach, FL 32120-2811
    (386) 506-3522
  • Cathedral Foundation of Jacksonville
    4250 Lakeside Drive, Suite 300
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    (904) 807-1252

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that other in-person and on-line courses and providers approved by other judicial circuits are hereby approved and accepted in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.  Said courses include, but are not limited to:

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the provisions of this Order do not apply to professional guardians.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Administrative Order PB-2011-006-SC is hereby rescinded.

TO BE RECORDED in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.

DONE AND ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida this 25th day of February 2019.

/s/ Raul A. Zambrano
Raul A. Zambrano
Chief Judge

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