Abuse, Neglect, Dependency, and Termination of Parental Rights

    This course is offered through the North Carolina Judicial College and is one of the five courses required for juvenile court certification by the Administrative Office of the Courts. This course is intended for District Court Judges who are relatively new to juvenile court, but may also serve as a refresher for judges with substantial experience in juvenile court. The course focuses on Subchapter I of the Juvenile Code and includes the purpose, substantive, and procedural components of an abuse, neglect, or dependency (A/N/D) action. The requirements for various stages of an A/N/D case, starting with a mandated reporting resulting in the filing of a petition and ending with the termination of the court's jurisdiction as well as the role of a termination of parental rights proceeding in an A/N/D action are addressed.

    Additional information

    Attendees: District Court Judges who have been on the bench for at least 12 months prior to the start of the course. Attendance for the entire course is required for juvenile court certification.


    This is one of five classes needed for Juvenile Certification.


    There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.

    Digital materials for the 2023 Abuse, Neglect, Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights course can be found here.

    For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

    Dale Zuckert

    Assistant Registrar
    For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

    Erica Carlisle

    Program Manager, Courts Group