In a Florida divorce with children, both parents are statutorily required to take a four (4) hour parenting class. These classes are offered in person and on-line. The cost is minimal: between $19 and $30.
In Hillsborough County, the Courts require the parenting class to be completed by both parties by the time of the first Case Management Conference. The party takes the class, and the provider of the class gives the party a “Certificate” of Completion of the class. Most of our clients take the online class and are provided with a pdf Certificate, which is then forwarded to our paralegal to file.
Accordingly, the Notice of Filing of the Parenting Class Certificate is simply a way to Notify the Court that the party has completed his or her obligation of taking the class.