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Parents can either take the online or in-person version of Parents Forever™. Both versions of the class are thoughtfully designed to best meet the needs of parents going through a family transition like divorce or separation. Both versions are based on the same content and take a minimum of 4 hours to complete.

That being said, there are a number of other differences between the online and in-person versions. Depending on your personal situation and/or learning style, one of the versions may be best for you.

Online Course

Offered by University of Minnesota Extension
Availability Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Course length Depends on user’s pace; minimum of 4.5 hours
Cost $69.00 for the North Dakota version
Requirements Reliable computer and internet connection; should be comfortable with online learning; requires 5th-8th grade reading level in English; see other technical requirements
Pros Available to anyone, anywhere, with internet connection. Access to information controlled by user; can be completed quickly or slowly as needed. Consistent information presented every time. Ability to return to continue taking the course with internet ID and password. 

In-Person Course

Offered by NDSU Extension Service
Availability Varies by county Extension office
Course length 4 hours
Cost $55.00
Requirements Paper and pen; all other materials are provided
Pros Group interaction and learning opportunities. Connection to additional local agencies and resources. Teaching can be adjusted to individual participant's needs. Reduced fees possible.