Completion of the Parent Education Program is required by law (ARS § 25-351 and 352) for all parents with natural, adopted or unemancipated children under the age of 18 in any action for dissolution of marriage (divorce), legal separation, annulment, or in any paternity proceeding in which a party has requested the Court determine legal decision-making, specific parenting time or visitation. Additionally, the Court may order attendance in an action involving child support or modification/enforcement of visitation, legal decision-making, parenting time, or support.
The purpose of the class is to provide parents information about the effects of divorce on children and how to help children adjust to resulting changes in the family unit. The goal is to give parents tools they can use to support their children, to create greater understanding of how and why conflict between parents creates stress for children, and to encourage parents to decrease conflict through cooperation. It will also provide resources, go over processes you will encounter in the court, and more.
Pursuant to ARS §25-355 and Administrative Order 2006-07, the fee for the Parenting Education Program class is $50.00 per person payable to the Clerk of the Superior Court in Prescott or the Verde Valley Judicial District.
IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM, THE JUDGE MAY NOT SIGN YOUR DECREE AND MAY DENY THE RELIEF WHICH YOU REQUESTED FROM THE COURT. THIS APPLIES TO CURRENT AND FUTURE REQUESTS.
Effective March 1, 2024, Yavapai County exclusively utilizes the Statewide Online Parent Education Course.
ANY OTHER COURSE WILL NOT BE APPROVED WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL
Course Duration: Approximately 3 Hours. You may log out and log back into the course at any time, so you do not have to complete in one sitting.
Languages Available: English or Spanish.
Recommended Devices/Browsers: Desktop or Laptop. Microsoft Edge Browser.
If you do not have access to a personal desktop or laptop computer, you are welcome to use a computer at the Law Library in Prescott’s Courthouse downtown or the Self-Service Center at the Camp Verde Courthouse during normal business hours. Or you may go to your public library. Headphones are needed.
-Although you can use your mobile phone to access the course, this course is not designed for mobile viewing. You will have a better user-experience on a laptop or desktop computer.
To register, call the Clerk of the Superior Court at one of the telephone numbers below, or go in person to either location during normal business hours.
Clerk of the Superior Court, Yavapai County Courthouse, 120 South Cortez, Prescott, Arizona 86303 | 928-771-3312
Clerk of the Superior Court, Camp Verde, 2840 North Commonwealth Drive, Camp Verde, Arizona 86322 | 928-567-7741