People who have been convicted of crimes sometimes need to take court ordered classes as part of their sentence. These courses used to be taught face-to-face, but online offerings are becoming much more common today. If you are required to complete a class, it is important to know the steps and procedures necessary.
There are many different types of courses the courts can require people to attend, from DUI education, to anger management, to animal abuse. There are even court ordered classes on texting while driving. The court will tell you what courses you need to complete and may give you a list of approved providers. You may have to choose between face-to-face classes and online courses. Keep in mind that in an online course you will need to maintain discipline and motivation on your own to finish the work.
Completing the Work
Once you have chosen a place to take your course, be sure to read over all instructions carefully. Pay close attention to how to enroll in the class and how to pay for it. Double-check if you need to finish a course in one sitting or if you can save your progress and return at a later time. Pay attention to any deadlines you may have for completing the class.
Once you have finished the work, you will be issued a certificate of completion to show to the clerk of the court. This document is proof that you did the work and passed the class, so keep it in a safe place until you need it. You don’t want to have to repeat a class because you were careless and lost the paperwork.
Court ordered classes can be an annoyance, but taking courses online can make the situation easier. Be sure to follow directions and complete all of the work in order to get credit for the class.