In this article, our Cook County child custody attorneys explain Cook County court ordered parenting classes. Parenting classes are required in Cook County in any court proceeding involving allocation of parenting time and responsibility. We explain some of the exceptions to the court ordered parenting requirement and how to find out which parenting classes are approved in Cook County. According to Illinois law, parenting classes are required whenever parents of minor children are engaged in a court proceeding involving allocation of parenting time and responsibility, formerly referred to as custody and visitation. This includes post-judgment cases involving modification of parenting time and responsibility or relocation of the child.