In-person and online course comparison
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Parents can either take the online or in-person version of the Parents Forever™ course. Both versions:
Are thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of both parents and their children.
Cover the same content.
Meet all 25 Mandatory curriculum topics for parent education required by Minnesota Statute 518.157.*
Meet the Minnesota Supreme Court recommendation for 8 hours of parent education.*
Offer fee waivers and reduced fees per Minnesota statute.*
Are approved by the Minnesota Supreme Court.*
*The North Dakota version of the online course does not meet Minnesota requirements.
Depending on your personal situation and learning style, one of the versions may be a better fit for you. Review the table below to compare the two versions.
|Offered by||Independently-operated local programs in Minnesota||University of Minnesota Extension|
|Availability||Varies by program; in each of the 10 Minnesota judicial districts; some program have evening or weekend classes||24 hours a day, 7 days a week|
|Course Length||Varies by program; minimum of 8 hours||Depends on user’s pace; minimum of 8 hours (4.5 hours for North Dakota version)|
|Cost||Varies by program; reduced fee options available for Minnesotans but vary by program (see Do you qualify for a reduced fee?)||Varies by program; reduced fee options available for Minnesotans but vary by program (see Do you qualify for a reduced fee?)
|Requirements||Paper and pen; all other materials are provided||
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