Mandatory Parenting Classes

Kitsap County Local Superior Court Rules (KCLFLR 10) require that parents involved in dissolution and/or legal separation actions  (and certain paternity actions) who have minor children must attend mandatory parenting seminars.  The Court will approve final parenting plans only after both parties have satisfactorily completed an approved parenting seminar The Superior Court has approved the following agencies to conduct the required seminars. 

Dispute Resolution Center - Kitsap
9004 Washington Ave. NW
Silverdale, WA  98383
Olympic College
1600 Chester Ave.
Bremerton, WA  98337
360-475-7625 or 360-475-7359


Parents are encouraged to attend a seminar as soon as possible. Parents are not required to attend the seminar together, but may do so if authorized by the provider.

Seminars may be attended in other counties and in other states as long as:

1. The seminar is attended in person (on-line seminars or classes are NOT acceptable in Kitsap County), and

2. The seminar is approved by that State or local court.

Each parent's certificate of attendance must be filed in advance of or filed with the Final Parenting Plan. For more information about KCLFLR 10, including seminar content requirements, click here.