ONLINE:  To take the complete course using your computer, click Here to enroll. (4 hours) (Satisfies the minimum parent education requirement in Texas)

AUSTIN, TEXAS: To take the complete course IN-PERSON in downtown Austin, please call Sandra Patterson at (512) 854-9690.  (9 hours) 

or email: Sandrapatterson@traviscountytx.gov

The in-person course meets once per week for 6 weeks at the Travis County Domestic Relations Office, 1010 Lavaca, Austin, Texas 78701 on Wednesday/Thursday afternoons 3:00- 4:30pm. Each class session is 90 minutes long. Custodial and non-custodial parents will attend the class sessions on different days.

The total time of the in-person course is 9 hours, not 4 hours like the online course.

The reason the in-person course is longer is because it contains classroom discussion time. Many parents like this. Instructor Sandra Patterson facilitates a lively and transformative classroom experience for the in-person participants, including a presentation of the material and question and answer sessions. In contrast, the online version is a private and individual experience. Both versions of the course are based on the same effective curriculum.

  • As of this writing, there is NO CHARGE for the in-person course. The tuition is free.
  • The in-person course is available in English language only.
  • You will receive a Certificate of Completion after you complete all 6 sessions (90-minutes each) of the in-person course (total 9 hours).
  • To view more information and the Class Calendar, please click here: Parenting Class Info
  • For questions, please contact instructor Sandra Patterson at (512) 854-9690

In-Person Class:  Houston Area

Call the Harris County Domestic Relations Office at 713-755-6757 or inquire with Depelchin Children’s Center 713-730-2335.

In-Person Class: Other Cities in Texas

The Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) provides an online, searchable database that is available to the public. It contains a directory of programs and service providers across Texas designed to facilitate shared parenting after separation or divorce. Parents, counselors, and other professionals can search the online directory by zip code, county, or service provided.

To locate an in-person class, you can use the OAG Online Searchable Database and search for Co-Parent Education.