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Active Parenting Online Leader Training Workshops - Online facilitator training for parent education

Become a powerful parenting class leader
with advanced training—at your own pace!

Learn to be an effective parenting education class facilitator and study at your own pace with the Active Parenting Online Leader Training Workshops (OLTW). The OLTW is a comprehensive self-study class complete with video, reading, and discussion. With this training, you will gain in-depth knowledge of Active Parenting principles, become very familiar with how to use the program's various tools, and learn how to effectively present the course to parents. clock hours and certification available, too!

What will I learn?
Part 1: How to Lead a Great Parenting Group is an online course giving you key skills for leading a successful group, picking a good curriculum, and being an effective problem-solver. It takes 3 hours to complete and 3 clock hours are awarded upon successful completion of Part 1. Click here for details about how this segment of the course works.

Part 2: Active Parenting 4th Edition Leader Training Workshop is a self-study course exploring the Active Parenting 4th Edition program in depth. (Program kit is not included.) You will learn how to present the concepts, how to guide parent discussions, and how to run the experiential activities. It takes 30 hours to complete this segment, including reading assignments. Thirty CE hours are awarded upon successful completion of Part 2. Click here for details about how this segment of the course works.

How much will it cost?
There are two options for the OLTW self-study courses:

  • OLTW Option A: Part 1 and Part 2 together are $189.00.
  • OLTW Option B: If you prefer to take just Part 1 alone, the cost is $49.95.

The Active Parenting 4th Ed. program kit is sold separately—save 15% by ordering along with your OLTW registration.

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What will I get?
Both OLTW options come with 24/7 access to the video-based course, CE hours from NBCC, guidance from an experienced parent educator, access to the discussion forum, and more. Here's a list of all the great benefits that come with your registration:


Option A

Option B
Part 1 = "How to Lead a Great Parenting Group" self-study course


Part 2 = "Active Parenting 4th Ed. Leader Training Workshop" self-study course

24/7 access to class for 60 days


3 CE hours

33 CE hours

Guidance from experienced Active Parenting trainer


Discussion forum


Leader's Guide interactive ebook with slides and video
 (for the duration of your class)

Leader's Guide ebook to keep

Parent's Guide ebook to keep

Parent's Workbook ebook to keep

Certification packet

15% off the price of the AP4 program kit
(The kit is not included with your OLTW)


What do I need for this class?
The Online Leader Training Workshop is conducted entirely via the Internet. You will need:

  • A computer or laptop with sound
  • Internet connection
  • Time to complete the class within 60 days
  • A desire to learn valuable new skills
  • That's it!

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When does my class start?
After registering for the OLTW, you will receive login information via email within two business days.

(Note: you must complete your OLTW within 60 days of registration or a reactivation fee of $49 will be required to gain another 60 days of enrollment.)

For more information...
Contact Training Coordinator Micole Mason at 1-800-825-0060 x120 or training@activeparenting.com.

NBCC Earn Continuing Education (CE) credit
Active Parenting Publishers has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5192. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Active Parenting Publishers is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

How to become a "certified" leader:
Once you’ve completed Part 2 of the OLTW, you can become an Active Parenting certified leader by holding a complete Active Parenting 4th Edition class and sending us the evaluations from your class, along with your self-evaluation. When all steps are complete, we will certify you as an Active Parenting leader. Contact the Training Coordinator at 800-825-0060 x120 for more information about certification.

Of course, you may continue to hold parenting classes even if you choose not to become certified.

Money-back guarantee!
We are convinced you'll end the workshop feeling confident and energized. If you are not satisfied for any reason, let us know within 3 business days of your initial login date and before printing your Certificate of Completion for a full refund of your registration fee. Click for Training Guarantees and Cancellation Policy.

We're ready to answer your questions about the Online Leader Training Workshop! Call 800-825-0060 x1.