CAT is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote a nationally recognized standard of excellence in conservatorship and guardianship. CAT is an affiliate of the National Guardianship Association

The Conservatorship Association of Tennessee (CAT) is a membership organization of people who are concerned about the quality of services for the increasing number of vulnerable Tennesseans who need assistance in decision-making. Membership is open to conservators, guardians, attorneys, representative payees, advocates, family members, judges, magistrates, physicians, social workers, case managers, and anyone else interested in improving the lives of Tennesseans who may need conservatorship or guardianship services.


Membership is available to anyone interested in improving conservatorship and guardianship practices in the categories below:

Individual/Professional Membership ($100.00)

Open to those who serve as professional conservators/guardians, as well as those who support conservatorship and guardianship in related fields of health care, the court system, social work and other professional services. Annual dues are $100.00.

Organizational Membership ($100.00) 

Open to those who wish to enroll multiple individuals from the same for-profit business, government agency, court system office, non-profit agency, etc. Membership in this category applies to organizations that provide professional conservatorship and guardianship services, as well as to those that offer related services that support conservatorships and guardianships. Annual dues of $100.00 provide a listing for one person that the organization identifies as their primary contact. Other individuals may then be added as members from the same organization for an additional $45.00 per person. All benefits of membership are available to each individual who is identified as a member by the organization.

County Judges & Clerks; Volunteer/Retired Membership ($35.00) 

Open to family members who serve as conservators and guardians, to individuals working as conservators and guardians without remuneration, to those who are retired from providing professional conservatorship and guardianship services and consumers and advocates interested in supporting the goal of CAT. Annual dues are $35.00.