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NOTE:  Check with your county court attorney or paralegal before you register for the online class, as not all county court judges accept online class certifications.

Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Approved Provider

Parent Education and Family Stabilization classes


LifeAnew Resources

Jim Goeke & Faustine Judd



Online or Distance learning classes

In English and in Spanish


Go to the website link below to register for an online Parenting Class



Ir a enlace de web

Usted puede llamar a este número


Se Habla Español


These classes are also known as:

Parenting Classes

Co-Parenting Classes

Divorce Classes



There are counties within certain court districts in Florida that have a stated requirement that you take a class in person.  


The ones I have identified with direction to take the face to face class are in red below, but there could be more counties where the wording was not readily available. 


If you live in one of the counties in red, on the list below, I have found specific wording in the court requirements that say you must take an in-person or face to face class, unless you get permission to take the online class prior to registration.


Regardless of the county you live in, Check with your attorney, paralegal or with the court, BEFORE you register and ask if you need to fill out a waiver request to be allowed to take the online class. Some will give you a waiver, but require that you process the request prior to enrollment in an online class.

  • Alachua County

  • Baker County

  • Bay County

  • Bradford County

  • Brevard County

  • Broward County

  • Calhoun County

  • Charlotte County

  • Citrus County

  • Clay County

  • Collier County

  • Columbia County

  • DeSoto County

  • Dixie County

  • Duval County

  • Escambia County

  • Flagler County

  • Franklin County

  • Gadsden County

  • Gilchrist County

  • Glades County

  • Gulf County

  • Hamilton County

  • Hardee County

  • Hendry County

  • Hernando County

  • Highlands County

  • Hillsborough County

  • Holmes County

  • Indian River County

  • Jackson County

  • Jefferson County

  • Lafayette County

  • Lake County

  • Lee County

  • Leon County

  • Levy County

  • Liberty County

  • Madison County

  • Manatee County

  • Marion County

  • Martin County

  • Miami-Dade County

  • Monroe County

  • Nassau County

  • Okaloosa County

  • Okeechobee County

  • Orange County

  • Osceola County

  • Palm Beach County

  • Pasco County

  • Pinellas County

  • Polk County

  • Putnam County

  • Santa Rosa County

  • Sarasota County

  • Seminole County

  • Saint Johns County

  • Saint Lucie County

  • Sumter County

  • Suwannee County

  • Taylor County

  • Union County

  • Volusia County

  • Wakulla County

  • Walton County

  • Washington County

All parties are required to complete the parenting course as quickly as possible.


The parties are required to complete the parenting course by appearing in person.


The parties may apply to the Court to take the parenting course on-line if they demonstrate

good cause to the Court.


A copy of the “Standing Order of Referral Requiring Parties to Attend the Parent and Education Stabilization Course” (ATTACHMENT 1) shall be provided at the time of filing to the Petitioner

by the Clerk of the Court and a copy of said Order shall be served on the opposing party(s)

by Petitioner. Said Order of Referral shall be attached to the original pleadings by the Clerk

of the Court.


IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that each provider offering a parenting course must be approved by the Department of Children and Family Services.

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