Guardianship and Conservatorship Pre-appointment Tests
Test for Appointment
In order to be appointed as a guardian or conservator, you must teach yourself about the responsibilities of a guardian or conservator and tell the court you understand those responsibilities. Here's how you do that.
- First, read Basic Guidelines for Court-Appointed Guardians and Conservators.
- Then, take the appropriate examination below to make sure that you have understood the Guidelines.
- Finally, print out the Declaration of Completion of Testing, sign it and file it with the court.
The exam is designed to help you understand your duties and powers. If you answer a question incorrectly, please read the correct answer and refer back to the Guidelines for more information.
NOTE: The court does not require you to complete an exam and file the Declaration of Completion of Testing if you are a professional guardian or conservator, you are a parent appointed as guardian or conservator for your child, or if the guardianship you seek is limited to the purpose of a minor attending school.
There are different exams for guardians and conservators. To find the right exam, select the description that applies to you. Be sure to complete the Declaration of Completion of Testing at the end of the exam and file it with the court so the appointment process can proceed.
- Guardian Who is Also a Conservator
- Guardian Only and Someone Else Will be the Conservator
- Guardian Only and There Will Not be a Conservator
- Conservator only
- Use OCAP, the Online Court Assistance Program, to take the test, and OCAP will prepare the required forms suitable for filing