In-Service Training Requirements

In-service training hours (12-hours required annually) may be completed by participating in our book club or doing self study. A selection of books and movies are available (see link below) some of which are in our lending library. Forms to apply for credit may be found on the Optima and Forms page under GAL Resources. Credit will be given as follows: 

  • Two credit hours per book read will be given when a request is submitted with a summary report of the book. One credit hour will be given if you participate in a group discussion of the book and an additional credit hour will be given if you attend an author presentation (must have read the book and provide summary report).  Click here for In-Service Training Request form.
  • One credit hour will be given for watching one of the approved movie selections and submitting a summary report. Click here for In-Service Training Request form.
  • Continuing Education Credit will be given for attending third-party training conferences when a certificate from the class, seminar, or conference is submitted. Click here for In-Service Training Request form.

GAL Lending Library

Click here for a list of books in our lending library.

Click here for a list of other recommended educational materials.

In-Service Training

Report Writing Workshop

Tuesday, September 24, 2019   2:00 - 4:00pm

Children's Service Council

2300 High Ridge Rd, Boynton Beach

Upcoming Training Sessions

Click on the courses you want to attend, complete the form, and click Submit

PHP Living Money Smart for Youth

Tuesday, September 10, 2019   1:00 - 3:00pm

Mounts Botanical Gardens

531 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach

Click on the flyers to enlarge and see more information

Guardian ad Litem Program - Palm Beach County

Guardian ad Litem - PBC

Speak Up for Kids - PBC

LGBTQ Cultural Diversity Training

 Thursday, August 22, 2019   2:00 - 4:00pm

West Palm Beach Courthouse

5th Floor Training Room

205 N Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach

Speak Up for Kids - PBC