Welcome to the Guardianship/Conservatorship Website

This website has been developed to provide a central place where individuals can find resources about becoming a guardian and/or conservator, read the administrative rules, and find other relevant materials. Below are some of the resources we currently have available.

Directory of Guardianship & Conservatorship Monitoring Coordinators


Guardianship & Conservatorship Monitoring Coordinators are available to answer questions individuals may have about becoming or serving as a guardian and/or conservator. Click here for a directory.


Prospective Guardian & Conservator Online Training Module


The online training module was developed by the Idaho Supreme Court Guardianship and Conservatorship Committee with the intent to 
educate prospective Guardians and Conservators about their roles and responsibilities. Under Section 31-3201G, Idaho Code and Idaho Court Administrative Rule 54, the court may charge a $25 fee to cover the cost of providing the training. The fee is collected by the county clerk's office in the County in which the case is filed. Once the fee is paid, the petitioner will be provided a Petitioner's Receipt Number to enter during registration for the course.

This course is ordered for all petitioners seeking appointment as a Guardian and/or Conservator through the Idaho Court system. Those seeking appointment must furnish the county clerk with a completion certificate for each course required to be taken. It is also available to those who are not seeking a certificate and simply wish to access and take the course for informational purposes.

These courses do not work on cell phones or tablets, please review the course on a reasonably current PC or Mac. Once you start this course by clicking on the following link, do not close the page, your progress will not be saved and you will have to start over.

> Take the Guardian or Conservator course for an Adult here.

> Take the Minor Guardian course for a Child here.

> For a Minor Conservatorship, please complete the Adult Conservator course.


On average, it takes a person 60 minutes to complete the Guardianship course and 60 minutes to complete the Conservatorship course.

If you have questions about the online training please contact [email protected] or 208-947-7452.



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Bench Cards may be found under Resources and Media here.


I.C.A.R. 54 - Guardianships and Conservatorships

Every individual seeking appointment as a guardian or conservator shall file with the court a certificate of completion of the Supreme Court’s on-line training course relating to the duties and responsibilities of a guardian or conservator prior to the issuance of permanent letters of guardianship or conservatorship unless otherwise waived by the court for good cause. The Supreme Court may charge a $25.00 fee to participants to cover the cost of furnishing this training. This fee shall be deposited in the guardianship pilot project fund as provided in section 31-3201G, Idaho Code. Effective Date: August 1, 2014.

> According to Idaho Court Administrative Rule 54.4 and 54.5 a court visitor or an IDHW evaluation committee must complete a differentiated case management tool (DCM tool) on a guardianship case where they are appointed and report the results back to the court. A DCM Tool is a an assessment tool that provides systemic identification of cases potentially needing more oversight in order to efficiently assign resources where most needed. You can find a copy of the required DCM tool here along with instructions.

> The Center for Elders and the Courts serves as a resource for the judiciary and court management on issues related to aging.  The center strives to increase judicial awareness of issues related to aging, provide training tools and resources to improve court responses to elder abuse and adult guardianships, and develop a collaborative community of judges, courts staff, and aging experts.

> Check out the Idaho State Bar’s Guardian & Conservator Q & A Pamphlet