Parenting Educator Support

Parenting Educator Support

Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

Hallie E. Ford Center

Parenting education professionals play a key role in supporting the well-being of families in ways that are culturally responsive and inclusive. As a community of parenting education professionals, we offer opportunities for networking, training, and support, and promote the value of our practice.


OPEC Professional Development System

Register for OPEC trainings & conferences, build a portfolio, and connect with other professionals.

For Parenting Educators

Access resources to develop your skills and knowledge as a parenting educator.

Training Opportunities

Essentials of Parenting Education Professional Practice Course

In this free online course hosted on Canvas and created by OPEC and Oregon State University, students will learn the foundations of professional practice for parenting educators, including professional ethics, setting boundaries, addressing biases, and facilitation skills. This is a self-guided course in English with 7 modules and quizzes. After completing the course, students can receive a certificate for four hours of training recognized by The Oregon Registry/The Oregon Home Visiting Workforce. 

Enroll in Course User Guide and FAQ

To receive a certificate of completion that is recognized by The Oregon Registry and The Oregon Home Visiting Workforce, students must view all content and pass each quiz in the 7-module course. Students can also access individual modules for targeted learning or review. However, in order to receive a certificate, you will need to access the full course and pass each module quiz. 


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