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Parent Education Requirements

Before granting a final decree in divorce, custody or dissolution cases, the Alaska Court System requires parents to complete a parent education requirement. Most courts require viewing an approved video or completing an online internet class.

The parent education requirement for you will depend on your court location. The requirements for each location are listed below.

REMEMBER: You will be responsible for filing your Certificate of Completion once you complete your local court requirements. In dissolution cases, some courts require that both parents file their Certificate of Completion at the clerk's office at the same time they file their petition for dissolution. In those courts, this means that you must see the video or complete the on-line class BEFORE you file your dissolution packet with the court. Check with your local court to understand when you need to file the Certificate of Completion.

Please visit the Family Law Self-Help Center’s Parenting and Custody page for more information to help you develop a parenting plan for a court order.



Anchorage

Parents with a dissolution or uncontested divorce or custody case are required to:

The videos are available on a first-come, first-served basis at:

You will receive a certificate after you have viewed the video; do NOT bring children.


Angoon

Please contact the Juneau court for information at 463-4700. The Clerk’s Office may be able to answer some general questions. You may watch the Two Homes video online.


Aniak

Please contact the Aniak court at 675-4325 to schedule a viewing of the video.


Bethel

Public showings are available daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a walk-in basis.


Chevak

Please contact the Hooper Bay court at 758-4860 to schedule a viewing of the video.


Cordova

Public showings are available by contacting the court at 424-3378 for an appointment.


Delta Junction

Public showings are available by contacting the court at 895-4211 for an appointment.


Dillingham

Public showings are available by contacting the court at 842-5215 for an appointment. The video can be waived for people filing from out of town.


Emmonak

Please contact the Emmonak court at 949-1748 to schedule a viewing of the video.


Fairbanks

Uncontested Divorce & Custody

Parents are required to take an online parenting class. A choice of three online classes are available:

Upon completion of the online class, file the certificate of completion with the Court.

Contested Divorce & Custody

No parent education requirement.


Glennallen

Public showings are available by contacting the court at 822-3405 for an appointment.


Haines

In response to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the parent education requirement may be fulfilled through one of the following approved online options:

Upon completion of the online video or class, file the certificate of completion with the Court.

Please direct questions to 463-4700.


Homer

Public showings are available by contacting the court at 235-8171 for an appointment.


Hoonah

Please contact the Juneau court for information at 463-4700. The Clerk’s Office may be able to answer some general questions. You may watch the Two Homes video online.


Hooper Bay

Please contact the Hooper Bay court at 758-4860 to schedule a viewing of the video.


Juneau

In response to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the parent education requirement may be fulfilled through one of the following approved online options:

Upon completion of the online video or class, file the certificate of completion with the Court.

Please direct questions to the Clerk’s Office: 463-4700.


Kake

Please contact the Petersburg court at 772-3824 to have the video sent to you for viewing. You may watch the Two Homes video online.


Kenai

Public showings are available by contacting the Kenai court at 283-3110.


Ketchikan

In response to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the parent education requirement may be fulfilled through one of the following approved online options:

Upon completion of the online video or class, file the certificate of completion with the Court.

Please contact the Parenting Plan Resolution Office, formerly known as the Child Custody Investigation Office, in Ketchikan for more information at 225-9876.


Kodiak

Public showings are Wednesdays at Noon. Please check-in at the front counter. The Women's Resource Center also offers showing. Please call 486-6171 for more information.


Kotzebue

When parents are involved in a dissolution, divorce, or custody case, both parents must complete an approved parenting education program and file a certificate of completion with the Court. Parent education is required prior to the Court issuing final orders in a case.

If viewing a video at the local court, do not bring your children with you.


McGrath

Please contact the Bethel court at 225-3195 to have the video sent to you for viewing.


Metlakatla

Public showings of Listen to the Children and Two Homes are available at Metlakatla Indian Community Tribal Court by calling 907-886-4021 M-F 9-5 for an appointment.


Naknek

Please contact the court at 246-4240 to have the video sent to you for viewing.


Nome

When parents are involved in a dissolution, divorce, or custody case, both parents must complete an approved parenting education program and file a certificate of completion with the Court. Parent education is required prior to the Court issuing final orders in a case.

If viewing a video at the local court, do not bring your children with you.


Palmer

If you have custody issues in a divorce, dissolution or custody between unmarried parents case, you are required to:


Pelican

Please contact the Sitka Court at 747-3291 to have the video sent to you for viewing. You may watch the Two Homes video online.


Petersburg

In response to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the parent education requirement may be fulfilled through one of the following approved online options:

Upon completion of the online video or class, file the certificate of completion with the Court.

Please direct questions to 772-3824.


Prince of Wales

In response to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the parent education requirement may be fulfilled through one of the following approved online options:

Upon completion of the online video or class, file the certificate of completion with the Court.

Please direct questions to 826-3316.


Quinhagak

Please contact the Bethel court at 225-3195 to have the video sent to you for viewing.


St. Mary's

Please contact the St. Mary's court at 438-2912 to schedule a viewing of the video.


Sand Point

Public showings are available by contacting the Cordova court at 424-7312 for an appointment.


Seward

Public showings are available by contacting the court at 224-3077 for an appointment.


Sitka

In response to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the parent education requirement may be fulfilled through one of the following approved online options:

Upon completion of the online video or class, file the certificate of completion with the Court.

Please direct questions to 747-3291.


Skagway

Please contact the Juneau court for information at 463-4700. The Clerk’s Office may be able to answer some general questions. You may watch the Two Homes video online.


St. Paul Island

Please contact the custody investigator's office in Anchorage at 264-0428 for a waiver if you will not be able to attend a viewing.


Tok

Public showings are available by contacting the court at 883-5172 for an appointment.


Unalaska

Public showings are available by contacting the court at 581-1379 for an appointment.


Utqiagvik

When parents are involved in a dissolution, divorce, or custody case, both parents must complete an approved parenting education program and file a certificate of completion with the Court. Parent education is required prior to the Court issuing final orders in a case.

If viewing a video at the local court, do not bring your children with you.


Valdez

Public showings are available by contacting the court at 835-2266 for an appointment.


Wrangell

In response to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the parent education requirement may be fulfilled through one of the following approved online options:

Upon completion of the online video or class, file the certificate of completion with the Court.

Please direct questions to 874-2311.


Yakutat

Please contact the Juneau court for information at 463-4700. The Clerk’s Office may be able to answer some general questions. You may watch the Two Homes video online.

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Rev. 26 November 2018
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