Online Courses

Online Course Registration

Our informational courses are fundamental courses geared towards document preparers. If you are already well versed in preparing a certain type of document, then choose a course that will expand your knowledge - not something you already know. When you register for any of our online courses, after completing the registration form, you'll be directed to the payment area where you can pay for your course with a debit or credit card. After payment you will then see the link to the course. Be careful to save the course link somewhere else before navigating away from that page. If you navigate away, the link will disappear, and you'll need to contact us at staff@faldp.org or 800-515-0496 to recover it. All of our online courses are self-paced and completely virtual. Our courses are available to FALDP members and non-members alike, if you are interested in membership, please visit our membership page

Notice: Some of our course fees are set to increase soon as we update and add new information. Those who have already purchased a course will not be charged for any future upgrades, and will retain access to the course(s) you already purchased. 

Sales Secrets for Document Preparers

Most document preparers know how to prepare the forms they offer, but may not have ever had any training in sales. Sales is an art, a science, and a skill. This course provides some basic sales training and technique for people who have never held a sales position. The basis of any sale is trust. Your prospective customer must believe that you can provide the service that will bring him closer to a solution. Creating rapport, then developing trust are the foundations of successful salesmanship. Tuition $129. REGISTER HERE - 2 CEU's

Preparing Florida Divorce Documents

Preparing Florida Divorce Documents is a nuts and bolts course based on the Florida Supreme Court approved forms for pro se litigants. Also includes our FALDP Report - How to Make PDFs Fillable.   Each of the different dissolution processes is discussed; information about the Petition for Paternity and Related Relief is included. Forms are included in this course. 

The tuition for this course - $269.00 - is the approximate average charge for document preparers preparing divorce documents. Document preparers can recoup  their investment with one document preparation package. Learning a new skill is an investment in yourself. Tuition $269. - REGISTER HERE - 3 CEUs

Family Adoption

This course includes information, Florida Statutes, and forms for Stepparent Adoptions, Relative Adoptions, Temporary Custody by an Extended Family Member, and Concurrent Custody by An Extended Family Member. Tuition - $389. - Register Here - 4 CEUs

Parental Responsibility ~ Parenting Plans & Modifications

Our Online Course - Parental Responsibility includes forms and instructions for preparing Parenting Plans; Supplemental Petition for Modification of Child Custody, Time-Sharing, and Related Relief; Supplemental Petition for Relocation with Minor Children; and other forms related to these court actions. Tuition $261.00 - Register Here - 4 CEUs

Summary Administration of Estate

Summary Administration of Estate is probate for small estates. A small estate in Florida is an estate with a value of less than $75,000. excluding exempt property. There is an ongoing demand for this type of document preparation. The forms for Summary Administration of Estate are included in this course.Tuition $399. - Register Here - 4 CEUs

Debt Defense Doc Prep

Help yourself or help your customers defend against a law suit to collect a debt. This course includes sample documents, templates, and more. Also includes the most recent version of our ebook - "You've Been Sued! How to Answer a Civil Complaint"  . Debt Defense is completely self-paced and online as are all of our online courses. Five modules with an exam link at the end, then complete the Exit Survey to request your Certificate of Completion. Tuition $219. ~ Register Here - 3 CEUs

Post Conviction Document Preparation

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Post-Conviction Document Preparation includes information and forms about Early Termination of Probation; Expunge & Seal of Criminal Records; Restoration of Civil Rights; and Reputation Repair & Management. We have included official forms from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE); and The Office of Executive Clemency. There is an exam link at the end of the course.

After you complete the Course Registration Form below, you'll arrive at a Thank You page with a payment button. After you submit payment, you'll then be directed to your course. Please save the course link. Tuition - $199. Register Here - 3 CEUs

Introduction to Florida Legal Document Preparation

This course is mandatory for document preparers who are new to the industry or coming to Florida from another state. Even if you already have the experience needed for membership, you may benefit from this course if your experience is primarily working for attorneys. Working for pro se litigants is a different world. This course explains business basics - including business structure, choosing a name, and deciding on your business model. This course also includes information about compliance and best practices. Eight modules - updated January 2018. Tuition - $129.00 - REGISTER HERE - 2 CEUs

Immigration - Sponsoring a Foreign Spouse

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There are many ways to immigrate to the U.S., however the most common and the simplest is when a U.S. citizen sponsors a spouse. The same rules outlined in this course apply to other close relatives, as defined by USCIS. A close relative is a spouse, brother, sister, mother, child, etc; but not a cousin. And of those close relatives, by far the simplest and most straight forward of immigration processes is sponsorship of a foreign spouse by a U.S. citizen. Tuition - $279. REGISTER HERE - 4 CEUs

Becoming a Successful Landlord

Our "Becoming a Successful Landlord" is packed with information, links, and Supreme Court approved landlord/ tenant forms. 

  • Rights & Responsibilities – Working together works best. 
  • Laws and regulations. 
  • Personalities – The Golden Rule. 
  • Dealing With Disputes – Learn how to resolve disputes before they become disasters. 
  • Evictions – Specific steps Conclusion – Link to the test; important forms and information.

This course is geared both towards landlords and the document preparers who help them. Savvy tenants can also benefit from taking this course. Tuition $199. - REGISTER HERE - 3 CEUs

Living Trusts & Estate Planning Document Preparation

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Like our other courses, Living Trusts & Estate Planning Document Preparation is completely online and self-paced. For  consumers and document preparers alike - this course includes fundamental information about Revocable Living Trusts and estate planning.  We added most of the templates needed for a Last Will & Testament Package, and we'll send you additional templates and questionnaires after you finish the course, upon request. Tuition - $179. - Register Here - 2 CEUs

Bankruptcy Basics - Chapter 7 Personal Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Basics - Chapter 7 Personal Bankruptcy shows consumers or shows document preparers how to help consumers start over with a clean financial slate. This foundation course introduces learners to:

  • Bankruptcy terminology;
  • Types of Bankruptcy
  • Eligibility
  • Florida exemptions; Means Test;
  • And Do's and Don'ts For Bankruptcy Petitioner Preparers

Like our other online courses, "Bankruptcy Basics - Chapter 7" is completely self-paced. Bankruptcy forms are not included in this course. The time needed to complete the course varies according to individual learning styles. This course does not include forms. Tuition $149. REGISTER HERE - 2 CEUs

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