Ohio Guardian ad Litem Education Program
Pre-service Course Information

2020 Dates Locations
Feb. 18, Tues. Columbus
March 18, Wed. Cleveland CANCELED
May 21, Thur. Cincinnati CANCELED
June 25, Thur. Webinar
July 23, Thur. Webinar
Sept. 24, Thur. Webinar (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Nov. 19, Thur. Webinar (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Dec. 16, Wed. Webinar (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

View parking & directions to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center

Who should attend?

Individuals interested in serving as guardians ad litem must complete a six hour pre-service training course which meets the minimum requirements of Superintendence Rule 48.

Before registering for this course, you should first contact your local court to determine specific qualifications for guardians ad litem to be added to the appointment list.

Is there a cost for this course?

Course and materials are provided free of charge. Lunch/snacks are on your own.

Is this course approved for CLE?

The Judicial College requests CLE for all GAL courses, subject to exceptions. Please refer to the course announcement for specific information.


Register online at OhioCourtEDU.


If you cannot attend the course, please cancel three business days prior to the course. Late cancellations and "no shows" cost the Supreme Court financially and prevent those on the wait list from attending. To cancel your registration, login to OhioCourtEDU. Under the Learning tab, go to My Courses, locate the course and select Withdraw.

Questions? See Frequently Asked Questions, OhioCourtEDU@sc.ohio.gov, or 614.387.9445.