Court Approved Parent Education Classes

Minnesota courts require that parents involved in litigation over children must attend one of the court approved Minnesota parent education programs. Impact Parent Education (IPE) for Separating and Divorcing Parents meets all requirements for Minnesota online parent education that is court ordered under Minnesota statute 518.157. Parenting classes for court compliance can be stressful. We therefore designed our Minnesota online parent education programs to help you achieve the required certificate with as little stress as possible. Furthermore learning online is private and can be done at your own pace.

Parent Education Classes FAQs

How much do the parent education programs cost?

The course is $60. There are no hidden charges. The cost of the certificate is also included. Easy registration process and payment through PayPal – NOTE* No PayPal account is required and you can pay with nearly any credit or debit card. If you have any problems or concerns about paying through PayPal please contact us and we will help.

How long will the course take?

Approximately 4-hours. Furthermore you can start immediately after you complete payment. You can also take your time and go at your own pace.

How do I register?

Registration is straightforward. However there are a couple of things to note.

  1. You will go to a login page HERE.
  2. Add your name – NOTE* This is also the name that will be on your certificate. Please double check that it is correct.
  3. Type in your email address (be sure your email address is working properly and double check the spelling of your email address).
  4. Type in the password that you want to use.  Your email and password allow you to re-enter the course whenever you want. There is no need to take the course all at once. If you forget your password you can reset it.
  5. You go to make payment. We use PayPal but you do not have to have a PayPal account and can use the service top pay using most credit cards.
  6. Finally you can start the course immediately after payment.

Can I use a mobile device? (Android tablet, iPad or mobile phone)

Yes, the parenting course is completely mobile device friendly.

What topics are in the parent education classes?

There are 25 legislatively required topics, which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Roles of courts, attorneys, and legal professionals
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution processes (ENE and mediation)
  • Child support and financial responsibilities of parents; organization for divorce
  • Responsibilities of unmarried parents
  • Domestic violence
  • Support for children by age group and providing emotional support for children
  • Alienation, preventing loyalty conflicts in children, effect of preventing parenting time or parental relationship
  • Managing parenting time and how to agree upon a parenting time schedule that works for parents and children
  • Learning effective communication responses
  • The effect of parental conflict on children
  • Child-centered decision-making
  • Understanding legal and physical custody
  • Understanding relationship breakup and moving forward into effective co-parenting, etc.

How do I get my Certificate of Completion?

The program has an automated certification process. When you register spell your name correctly because this is the name that will show on your certificate. Parents either file their ‘Certificate of Completion‘ where their case has originated or forward the certificate to their attorney.  Print a copy of your certificate for your files and also keep a copy of your electronic certificate.

Parents with a court approved signed ‘In Forma Pauperis Order’

Do you have a court approved, signed ‘In Forma Pauperis Order’? If so you are eligible for a fee reduction of 50% on our parent education programs and you can use the contact form to make this request. Please verify the signed court order showing the name of the registrant parent so that we can apply the reduction. Contact us here.

Register for court-approved Parent Education

Reviews for Impact Parent Education Programs

“I liked that the course was very relevant and it kept the information flowing without getting monotonous or boring or overwhelming. Lots of common sense! The handbook is chock full of great information.” (Sarah L. July of 2016)

Our kids are doing quite well, considering the circumstances. They are both very loved and have so far talked openly about the upcoming divorce.  To make things easier, I need to stay focused on the kids and our future, and stop getting so caught up in the process we’re going through.  (Erick J. August 2017)