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Minnesota requirements for an 4 Hour Court ordered Online Parent Education Program Standards under Minnesota Statute 518.157. Subd. 3. Attendance:
In a proceeding under this chapter where custody or parenting time is contested, the parents of a minor child shall attend a minimum of eight hours in an orientation and education program that meets the minimum standards promulgated by the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The course is designed to educate, train, and assist divorcing/separating parents in regards to the impact of divorce on parents and children as well as the Minnesota Court Process. It is completely online and has a minimum requirement of 4 Hours to complete per Minnesota Statute 518.157, Subd. 3. Attendance . You can log in and out as many times as needed until you complete the course and reach the required four (4) hour minimum. A timer will be displayed on each page to track time spent in the course. The course has a timer which will track the amount of time you spend in the course. You do not have to complete the four (4) hours all at one time.
A Certificate of Completion will be given to the participant that completes a minimum four (4) hours in the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course and receives a score of at least 70% on the end of course test. The End of Course Test will not be available until the participant has met the four (4) hour requirement. Once the timer has reached four (4) hours, the test will automatically be unlocked and accessible to the participant.
The end of the Course Test is designed to demonstrate the level of comprehension of the learning objectives by participants. The participant must obtain a score of 70% or better to earn a Certificate of Completion. If you do not obtain a score of 70% you must retake the Test until you obtain a score of 70%. The test is not timed and may be retaken at no additional cost until you receive a passing score. The course is self-paced at available for 30 days begining on the date of registration and payment.
The test consist of 25 Multiple Choice questions. Please identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. There is only one correct answer per question.
Our course is approved by and will meet your requirement by the Courts.
Your Official Certificate of Completion will be available to print IMMEDIATELY after you have completed the course under “MY COURSE” at the top of the HOME page.
The components of the parenting course are intended for educational purposes only. The presentation of this material is not intended to constitute mental health therapy, give information on specific mental health disorders nor medications to treat mental health disorders. Participants are encouraged to discuss specific mental health questions with a licensed mental health therapist of their choice.
The legal component of the parenting course shall provide general Family Law principles. The presentation of this material IS NOT INTENDED to constitute legal advice. Individual questions and concerns regarding your case should be direct to a licensed attorney for answers to specific legal questions.
The overall emphasis of this course is to offer parents the knowledge to provide their children the opportunity to grow up in a home environment free from being caught in the middle of their parents’ hostility.
- Educate parents about children’s issues in divorce.
- Educate parents regarding the impact of parental conflict on their child’s development.
- Help parents identify their contribution to conflict while increasing impulse control.
- Assist parents in shifting their role from former spouses to co-parents.
- Teach parents anger management, communication, and conflict-resolution skills.
- Demonstrate the impact that divorce, restructuring of families, and judicial proceedings have on children
- Educate parents on how to place the best interests of the children at the forefront when making decisions with the other parent.