Online Parenting Class FAQs

Is this course approved by the Florida Department of Children and Families?

Yes. This course and the providers are approved to deliver the Florida Parent Education and Family Stabilization course online.

Am I required to take this course?

This course is required by law in order for concerned parties to obtain a final judgement of dissolution of marriage in Florida when there are children involved.

How do I know if this course is right for me?

While this course is approved, some courts do not allow you to take the Parenting class online. If you are not sure if you can complete the class online, please contact your local court office. Here is a link to find the contact information for your circuit court:

Do I need to go anywhere to sign up or complete the course?

No. You can register online and begin the course right away.

How long is the parenting course?

The state-required minimum course time is 4 hours. You don't have to take all 4 hours at once. The course allows you to log on and off as needed to finish the course.

Do I have to take the course in one sitting?

No, you can log off and on as needed. The course will save your progress.

How do I get my certificate?

Your certificate of completion will be available to download and print five days after you complete the course. You can access it from your course dashboard. If you need your certificate sooner, you can purchase an instant certificate download for an additional fee after you complete the course.

Is there a final exam?

Yes, once all content has been completed, there is a required final exam for the English version of the online parenting class.

What happens after I finish the course?

After you complete the course and pass the final exam, it will take five days for your certificate of completion to appear in your course dashboard. The option to instantly download your certificate is available at the end of the course for an additional fee.

It is your responsibility to provide the certificate to the court or your legal representative. Your court or representative can explain specific requirements and next steps.

Where can I get more information about family stability and divorce? has plenty of resources, articles and guidelines to help you and your family.