- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Nearly 11,000 people have taken a six-hour Ohio Supreme Court course on the fundamentals of being an adult guardian in its first year.

The class is required under rules that took effect last June.

The Judicial College prepared the one-time mandatory offering, which is attended by both attorneys and others. It was offered both live and online.

Judicial College Director Christy Tull said the class prepares guardians to provide the best care and management to the individuals in their care. She said the college plans to add new courses each year to address specific needs that arise among guardians.

Under the rules imposed last year, guardians must take three hours of continuing education each year.

An estimated 40,000 Ohioans need or have guardians.

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