The following are providers for the Parent Education and Family Stabilization classes that are required by Fla. Stat. § 61.21. This required course is a four hour parenting class designed to educate, train, and assist divorcing parents in regard to the consequences of divorce on parents and children. All parties to a dissolution of marriage proceeding with minor children or a paternity action that involves issues of parental responsibility shall be required to complete the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course prior to the entry by the court of a final judgment. If you reside outside the jurisdiction of the 12th Judicial Circuit, please visit the Florida Department of Children and Families Parent Education Page to find classes in your area.

Distance Learning Parenting Classes

The 12th Judicial Circuit does not accept certificates from Distance Learning Parenting Courses completed online without prior approval of the court. Litigants who wish to take a parenting course on the internet must file the proper motion with the court and receive the court’s permission before taking an online course. All online courses must be certified by the Department of Children and Families as an approved 4 hour Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course Provider. If you receive the court’s permission to take an internet course, you may click the link below to access the Distance Learning course list.

Note: For information regarding registration, time, cost and location of the course, please call the number listed in the column titled, "Registration/Contact Information."

Provider / Course Contact Name Registration Information
Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course Dr. Mary White
(813) 951-4991
Classroom and Online courses offered in English language.
Parenting Choice Robyn Soldevilla
Parents, Children & Divorce Sari Lesinski
(800) 767-8193
Classroom, Online Course, and Correspondence English & Spanish available
A Positive Divorce Resolution Robert Perchalski, PhD
Glenna Auxier
(888) 747-5362
Also available in correspondence
American Safety Institute Bart Cassidy, Jr.
Danielle Peterson
(800) 800-7121
Kids in Divorce Situations University of Continuing Education, Inc.
Tom Page (407) 629-5114
Randy Miller (850 425-1613
Bob Proechel (407) 629-4811
Patch Michelle Martin Correspondence Course Spanish and English
(954) 979-0712
Children & Divorce St. Petersburg College
Jackie Addis
Correspondence Course Spanish & English
(727) 341-4441
A Florida Divorce Education Program Jerry Keith
11985 Southern 200
(800) 344-0335
Fax registration (561) 791-7380
For the Children Monica Delgardo
Informed/My Children First Mark A. Batch
4828-2 Blanding Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 3221 O
(800) 547-0308
(904) 354-2657
Correspondence or Internet
Pro-Active Parenting Dr. Debbie Swayman
Karen Kaplan
(954) 341-2555
Internet and correspondence courses available
Tom Wilson Counseling Center
514 S. Orchard, Suite 101
Boise, ID 83705
Tom Wilson
Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course
David L. Thomas
Attorney at Law (ret.)
4-hour video presentation in English and Spanish

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Elite Continuing Education Lisa Stevens
Office Manager
(888) 857-6920 ext. 305
(888) 857-6920
Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course Ari Novick
333 Third Street, Suite 4
Laguna Beach, FL 92651
(949) 715-2694
Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course
Surviving Divorce: A Guide for Parents
Jorge Gomez
4621 Carthage Circle S.
Lake Worth, FL 33463 (English) (Spanish)
(561) 324-3450

Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course
Terem Education Services
Dr. M.L. White
(813) 951-4991
ChildSharing, Inc - Online Parenting Programs Michelle Muncy
Indigent Applicants Accepted - Available in English and Spanish
Center of Solutions Kathy Garber
(888) 606-1962

For information on how to become a provider of the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course, or to report corrections and updates, please contact Sabrina Moore at the Florida Department of Children & Families, Office of Family Safety or (850) 922-9094