Education and Resources
NGA Publications

NGA offers publications for sale or free download. These publications are designed to complement NGA’s training and assist guardians.
Publications may be ordered by using a fill-in PDF form that is faxed, emailed or mailed. Click here to download the Publications Order Form.

To purchase the NGA Study Guides for national and state specific Certification Review Courses, click here.

NOTE: Items must be returned within 30 days to receive a refund. There will be a $25 per item restocking fee for all orders returned. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of all items.

NGA Publications Available for Free Download

Ethical Principles

Reviews ethical issues dealing with: relationship between the guardian and the person; custody of the person; management of the estate; termination and limitation of guardianship; and more.
Download this publication for free from the NGA Website

Standards of Practice for Guardians

Reviews ethical principles of guardianship, as related to NGA’s Standards of Practice.
Download this publication for free from the NGA Website

NGA Publications Available for Sale

NGA Brochures are available in packs of 10 of the same title and are available only by using the fill-in order form.

The brochures explain in simple terms the basics of guardianship and the responsibilities of the guardian in various situations. Seven titles including:

  • Questions and Answers on Guardianship Issues
  • The Guardian and Informed Consent
  • Guardianship and Conservationship: An Overview
  • Assisting the Guardian in Selecting a Care Facility
  • Rights of An Individual Under Guardianship
  • Guardianship of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Members: $5/per pack of 10 of same title;  Non-Members: $15/pack of 10 of same title

Starting a Successful Guardianship Practice

Whether you are new to the guardianship field, or need guidance with business issues, this manual is for you! It addresses issues such as: business plan, business structure, insurance, marketing, licenses & taxes, and more.
Member Price: $55.00; Non-Member Price: $75.00

PLEASE NOTE:  This publication is currently being updated and a revised version will be available later this year.  You may still purchase this version, however, please note, sections of it are in need of updating.

Annual Legal Review As Presented at the 2016 NGA Conference

Developed by attorneys and guardianship experts with more than 120 combined years of experience, the Legal & Legislative Review summarizes the major reported court decisions and legislation impacting guardianship during the past year. It contains 180 guardianship cases, 31 guardianship bills, and much more. Available as a book or on a flash drive.

Members: $75.00; Non-Members: $100.00

Fundamentals of Guardianship: What Every Guardian Needs To Know

At last -- the book you wish someone had written...and now your association has! It is a must-have reference book for new and experienced guardians. And includes reference materials to provide you with the right “tools” for a good guardianship practice. This book has been published by the American Bar Association and can be ordered online through the ABA website.

Click here to download the Publications Order form

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