Mission- Our mission is to advance the nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship.
The National Guardianship Association makes it our mission to advance the nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship.
NGA believes that those appointed to the care of guardians, conservators and fiduciaries deserve quality services and that every person should be provided respect, due process, rights, and dignity in guardianship.
NGA represents more than 1000 guardians, conservators and fiduciaries from across the United States who share our vision. They are professionals, volunteers and family guardians.
NGA set the standard for quality in guardianship by establishing national practice standards for individuals in 2000 and for agencies in 2008.
NGA also led the way in advocating certification of guardians by forming the Center for Guardianship Certification, which now lists 2000 individuals who have earned the designation of National Certified Guardian or National Master Guardian.
NGA seeks to protect incapacitated adults by ensuring that their guardians receive quality education and is recognized as the leading national resource for professional development.
NGA cooperates with other organizations such as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Bar Association, the National College of Probate Judges, and AARP, to affect positive change in guardianship policy.