Over stressed and over-worked parents are sometimes dismayed to find that they must find time to take this course. A course of this type can be from 4 -12 hours long (Four hours is more typical). In some Texas courts an approved online course is allowed. However, be aware that some judges require that the course be taken “live”. At the time of writing this blog, the 418th District Court in Montgomery County is requiring live courses. That is the Judge’s prerogative.