2013 Meeting Information
Unless otherwise noted OGA Meetings are held from 10:30-2:00 at the:
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA)
174 East Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
1 (800) 589-7277
click here for directions
* Please Note: The Spring Street Exit off I-71 (left) is permanently closed. Please continue on to the Broad Street exit (right). Turn right onto Broad then right onto Fourth. For more information on road construction in Columbus refer to the
2012 Glovebox Guide to Central Ohio Road Construction.
Join us for our next Quarterly Meeting
Quarterly meetings are held 10:30 am – 2:00 pm at COAAA 174 East Long Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 Click here and scroll down for directions For more information contact Becky Ault at
(614) 645-5057, 1 (800) 589-7277.
The presentation at our next meeting will be
"Brain Injury - Insights & Understanding"
by Andrea Goehring, MSW, LISW-S of the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
- February 11
- May 13
- August 12
- November 11
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2012 15:15
Save the date!
Ohio Guardianship Association 8th Annual Conference
September 20, 2013
Check back soon for updated information
Last Updated on Saturday, 02 March 2013 22:45
CGC Makes Major Changes to Certification Testing
Over the last year, the Board of Trustees and staff of CGC have been discussing and researching ways to improve its certification program. They looked at the exams themselves, how the exams are administered, the exam fee structure and the requirements for becoming an applicant. This review has led to several major changes in the certification process for both the National Certified Guardian (NCG) and the National Master Guardian (NMG). The changes to take effect in January 2012.
These major changes include:
Use of testing sites. All examinations will be given at specific testing sites provided by ACT. ACT has a network of over 230 testing locations across the nation and provides computers and proctors for the examinations. Applicants will be able to schedule their examination at the specific time and location of their choice after all application requirements have been fulfilled. No longer will CGC hold examinations at conferences or alternative sites. (In Texas, examinations will only be given in paper/pencil format until the state contract is renegotiated in August.)
State criminal background checks and educational verification. All applicants and recertificants will need to submit to a criminal background check and education verification. CGC has contracted with Certiphi to conduct these state criminal background checks. Applicants and recertificants will pay the fees for this service online through Certiphi's secure website. Having undergone a previous background check does not exempt applicants or recertificants from having to complete this process with CGC. Recertificants will undergo a new background check every other recertification period and those taking only the Texas specific examination are exempt from this requirement.
Employment verification. Applicants will be required to have their current or former employer(s) sign an affidavit verifying their employment and experience to meet the CGC minimum eligibility requirements.
Increased fees. In order for CGC to recover the fees associated with testing sites, online examinations, and additional administration associated with these processes, the organization is increasing its application and recertification fees, as follows:
NCG, FL, OR and CA examination applications - $275.00 (The fee for the Texas-specific examination will remain the same at this point in time. Those individuals in Texas wishing to become NCG certified must pay the new fee.)
- NMG examination applications - $525.00.
- Recertification fees by $25.00 for all recertificants.
The CGC Board of Trustees and the staff anticipate these changes will lead to a more streamlined and efficient certification process for all applicants and certificants and will enhance the significance of the certification. For more information about the new certification testing procedures, please visit www.guardianshipcert.org, and also look for an article in the CGC Connection e-newsletter in January.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:46