The following are questions about our online course. You may also be interested in Frequently asked questions by families.
How much does this course cost?
Do I need to complete the course all at once?
The time spent on the course will vary by individual. Plan on spending at least 4.5 hours in the course.
Additional time should be spent looking at the recommended resources. See more about what content is covered in the online course: Parents Forever™ Online Course for North Dakota Parents.
No, this court will not meet Minnesota requirements. The Minnesota Supreme Court requires at least 8 hours of education and coverage of the Mandatory curriculum topics for parent education to meet divorce education requirements. This course does not meet either requirements. The Parents Forever™ Online Course for Parents, rather than this North Dakota version, is better suited for parents working through the Minnesota court system.
This course does not meet Minnesota Supreme Court standards. In Minnesota, you should register for the Parents Forever™ Online Course for Parents vs. this course.
University of Minnesota Extension has partnered with North Dakota State University Extension Service to adapt our online course specifically for North Dakota parents. Parents Forever™ Online Course for North Dakota Parents meets the recommendations being asked of parents by North Dakota courts. That being said, it is still recommended that you get the course approved by your judge/attorney before registering.
Likewise, if you are in a state other than Minnesota or North Dakota, note that court requirements vary state to state. As a general rule, the standards set by the Minnesota court system are the most extensive, both in terms of topics covered and hours of education offered. Unless your judge/attorney has required a specific course, there is a good chance that the Parents Forever™ Online Course for Parents will meet and exceed the standards set by your state's court system. We recommend you discuss this course with your judge/attorney to get it approved before registering.
Yes! After you completing each module, you will be asked to complete an online feedback form and quiz. After successfully completing all feedback forms and quizzes, you will be directed to a webpage to print off your certificate of participation. This certificate is what you need to show your judge, court personnel, or attorney if the course was court-ordered.
The courseware used for this course, is easy to use. Once you get into the course, everything should be self-explanatory.
Online courses are not for everyone. You need a reliable computer, specific software, and internet access. Get more information at Is my computer ready for the course?
It also helps if you are comfortable with computers and navigating websites.
To help weigh whether the online or in-person version is better for you, see In-person and online course comparison.
Also, know that help will always be available once you register for the course. If you have trouble, contact Kate Welshons (firstname.lastname@example.org; 612-626-3958).