Parents Forever™ Online Course faqs
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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?
You can go in and out of the course as often as you like and complete at your own pace. Be sure to keep the internet ID and password you receive when you register.
Also, it may be helpful to save the course link in your internet favorites so you can easily access it again in the future.
The time spent on the course will vary by individual. The Minnesota Supreme Court recommends at least 8 hours of education to meet divorce education requirements. Plan to spend 8 hours at a minimum on the online 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 Parents.
Even though the online course has received official approval, not all judges/attorneys are familiar with the course. Even though most parents have not had difficulties getting the course approved, it is still recommended that you get the course approved by your judge/attorney before registering. It may help if you show them Online course approved by the Minnesota Supreme Court.
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. Also, please note that there is a version specifically adapted for North Dakota parents: Parents Forever™ Online Course for North Dakota.
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).